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A Practical Guide to Selecting Co-Formulants for Agrochemical Formulation

4-week online academy | 2 hours per week

1 - 29 July 2019

Online Academy

Agrochemical formulation products contain different ingredients. The main function of the formulation is elicited by its active ingredient, however, this is co-formulated with different adjuvants and inerts to support the function of the active, as well as improving aspects such as: safety, biodelivery and storage. Often challenging for formulators is understanding compatibility issues between different actives and co-formulants.

This 6 module course will guide you through the important aspects which influence the selection of co-formulants for your formulation design, including: underlying chemical principles and biodelivery considerations. Delivered by an industry expert using practical case studies, this course will leave you in a stronger position to design formulations – knowledge which can save you time and money. 

You will learn to:

  • Re-familiarise yourself with the main dry and liquid formulation types, as well as some of the main actives and co-formulants within them
  • Examine the factors that influence the choice of formulation type, such as: end-user application and chemical properties of the active
  • Understand key physio-chemical characteristics affecting compatibility between actives and co-formulants by formulation type
  • Apply your knowledge using case study examples
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Kelly Buchek is a senior product development chemist at Stepan Company, a specialty chemical manufacturer that specializes in surfactants and solvents. She has spent nine years at Stepan in the agricultural products department developing various types of pesticide formulations.

This course is aimed at those with more experience of agrochemicals, who wish to further their understanding of the underlying science of formulation design.

Applicable departments may include:

  • Formulation Chemistry
  • Agricultural Chemists
  • Manufacturers (of AIs or adjuvants)
  • Agrochemical Formulation Research & Development
  • Regulations

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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