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Bubble and Foam Chemistry

18-19 September 2019
 RISE, Drottning Kristinas väg 45, Stockholm, Sweden

This 2-day course provides a straightforward introduction to the principles and properties of foams and foaming surfactants. It discusses the key ideas that underpin why foaming occurs, how it can be avoided and how different degrees of antifoaming can be achieved, and covers the latest test methods, including laboratory and industrial developed techniques. Combining academic and industrial viewpoints and detailing a variety of different kinds of foams, from wet detergents and food foams, to polymeric, material and metal foams, it connects theory to real-world applications and recent developments in foam research.

Quotes from participants 2017 
“Bob is a very good teacher! He made it possible to follow all the lectures even for someone without a chemistry background like me!”

“Clear contents, a good balance between theoretical information and more applied examples. The simplicity of demo sessions made it easy to remember the phenomena.”

Who is this course intended for?
The course is intended for industrialists, researchers and students with an interest in foam systems, regardless of the specific application or area of technology and research.

For detailed information on the lectures and their content click here.

Course attendees will have the opportunity to get acquainted with four guest analytical instruments from KRÜSS which will be showcased during the lab tour included in the program. This year's guest instruments are the DFA100, RMFA, K100, and DSA30R. The DFA100 show how foamability, foam structure (bubble size distribution) and liquid content is measured simultaneously in a foam as a function of foam life-time.  With the RMFA it is possible to perform foam measurements according to the ASTM D 1173 standard. The K100 is used to measure surface and interfacial tension measurements which for example reveals the effectiveness of de-foamers. The DSA30R contact angle instrument is used for surface rheology measurements.


Robert J Pugh, Visiting Professor at Nottingham Trent University. He is an active member of the foams community and has almost twenty years' experience in industry, having worked as a foam specialist for Dow Chemicals and Unilever Research. 
He has also acted as a consultant for Argus Fire, Akzo Nobel, Nestlé, GlaxoSmithKline, Procter and Gamble, and Arizona Chemicals. He has edited two previous books in the field of surface and colloid science, and authored several highly cited review papers on the topic of foams and foaming.

Participants receive a personal copy of the book “Bubble and Foam Chemistry” by Robert J Pugh, Cambridge University Press, 423 pages, ISBN:9781107090576 and copies of slides.

SEK 13 000 (ca. EUR 1 270 according to the exchange rate in January 23, 2019) excl VAT. 10% discount available for two or more enrolments from the same company/organisation.

The fee covers all tuition costs, course documentation including a copy of the course book, lunches, buffet dinner on the first day and coffee break refreshments. Accommodation is not included in the fee.

Cancellation up to 14 Days before the event 100% refund, cancellation 14-7 days before the event 50% refund. No refund if you cancel later than 7 Days before the event. After informing the organizers a colleague can take your place if you cannot participate.

The course starts on Wednesday 18 September at 08:30 (registration and coffee from 08:00) and ends on Thursday at 15:30. There will be a buffet dinner Wednesday evening.


RISE (former SP), Drottning Kristinas väg 45, Stockholm, Sweden.
500 m from the subway station Tekniska Högskolan. Map and transportation detals.

We kindly ask participants to book their own hotel. See info. 

Final date of registration
28 August 2019

Please register here.

Questions about the scientific content or the opportunity to arrange in-house courses at your company:  
Contact: Isabel Mira, RISE
E-mail: isabel.mira@ri.se
Mobile phone: +46 (0)768 64 00 64

Practical questions regarding registration:
Contact: Rose-Marie Larsson, RISE
E-mail: rose-marie.larsson@ri.se
Mobile phone: +46 (0)768 64 00 42

This course is organized by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden within the framework of PERFORM- a competence platform in formulation science. 

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden www.ri.seinfo@ri.se