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InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station

A unique study opportunity! 

What is formulation science?

Formulation Science is concerned with the knowledge and practice of blending and mixing of various components (chemical molecules) in a way that they do not react, but interact to provide a final product with very specific desirable properties or functions.

Examples of formulated products include personal care products such as cosmetics; personal hygiene products soaps, toothpastes, etc.); household chemical products (cleaning agents, polishes, waxes, etc.); pharmaceutical products; food chemicals; paints and varnishes; adhesives; industrial chemical products (fuels and lubricants); industrial explosives; mining chemicals; water treatment chemicals and many more.


Formulation science students showcasing their products

Unique Characteristics

This unique degree offers in one package, the scientific principles of consumer and industrial product formulation and blending, as well as the practical application in various consumer product industries. It is a multidisciplinary course drawing on various aspects of chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, pharmacy, physics, physiology, statistics, business, etc. A compulsory research project involves the development/formulation of a new product, with the goal of possible commercialization.

“Students’ success stories in Formulation Science” …

This degree can also lead to a Professional Science Masters degree (similar to an MBA).



Contact information
Dr Nicole Vorster
Senior lecturer and Formulation Science coordinator
Tel: 27 41 504 3599