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Applying Design Principles to Agrochemical Formulations

4-week online course | 2 hours per week

2021 Dates TBC

Online Academy

Are you equipped with the necessary knowledge to design your agrochemical formulations? If you want to produce safe, effective and robust agrochemical formulations, you need to approach your design with the final product and its purpose in mind. In doing so, you will need to answer the following design questions:

  • What are your customers’ needs?
  • What knowledge do you already have in this area?
  • What is the best way to design your experiments to gather all the necessary information?
  • How can you transfer your design from the lab to manufacture while ensuring consistent quality?

Incorporating these principles into your formulation design will help you to produce a product that is both effective and competitive in the market.

This course will cover all the essential design principles you need to become a successful agrochemical formulator. With a combined experience of 30+ years in formulations, the course instructors provide you with the skills required to overcome formulation design challenges.

Whether you are new to formulation design or want to develop your skills, this course will familiarise you with best practice.

If you would like to start the course sooner than advertised simply get in contact with our training consultants by emailing [email protected] and we will arrange this for you as soon as possible.

Dr Jim Bullock has a background in the chemical industry, with a focus on formulation and has been running formulation courses for over six years. Jim has experience of formulations across different industries and has provided consultancy to formulations R&D for many years.


Dr David Calvert has close to 25 years of experience in developing new products and services for the chemical-using industries including pharmaceuticals, inks, coatings, agrochemicals and FMCG. More recently he has worked for companies offering innovation, consultancy and training services to companies active in formulation.

You will learn to:

• Compare and contrast different formulation design approaches
• Understand the market need and use your existing knowledge to help you plan your experiments
• Familiarise yourself with best practises of experimental design
• Scale-up your formulation from the lab to manufacturing ensuring consistent quality
• Minimise risks with your starting materials and process parameters

New and experienced agrochemical formulators will find this course useful. As may formulators from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Delegates could attend this course from:

  • Formulators (primary)
  • Agrochemical Manufacturing
  • Agrochemical Formulation Research & Development
  • Research & Development in other formulation sectors
  • Agrochemical scientists
  • Supply
  • R&D
  • Regulatory


ATI online academies are perfect for busy professionals as they require just 2 hours per week of your time, and include an interactive forum for you to ask direct questions about challenges you are facing to expert course leaders.

Modules are released on a weekly basis so you can pace yourself alongside your peers and you will have access to a comprehensive set of assets to support your learning such as video content, quizzes and case studies.

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ATI is committed to delivering learning programmes, both online and face-to-face, which drive the growth of the agrochemical industry by developing the knowledge and competencies of professionals. Upon completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate which can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile and shared through social media to demonstrate your professional development to the industry. Once your course is completed you will receive instructions for how to obtain and share the certificate.

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