Analytical & Characterization Services

Our fully equipped analytical and characterization laboratories offer a broad range of high-quality testing services. This includes materials testing and evaluation, unknown determination, analytical consultation, customer specific method development, third party validation, data interpretation and documentation.

Analytical and characterization facilities includes:

Separation Chromatography

  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC - RI &/or PDA)
  • Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography (Acquity UPLC- PDA &/or MS)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC-FID, Headspace-GC-TCD or FID or MS)
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC, APC)
  • Preparatory HPLC or GPC-RI
  • Ion Chromatography (IC)

Thermal Analysis

  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter (MDSC)
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
  • Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Thermal Conductivity and Diffusivity
  • Melt Flow Index (MFI)
  • Rheology (temperature & frequency sweep)
  • Brookfield Viscometer
  • Reaction Calorimetry (RC)

Mechanical Analysis

  • Instron
  • Profilometry (contact and non-contact)
  • Contact Angle, Surface Energy
  • Surface Area Analysis (BET)
  • Slip and Friction testing
  • Scratch and Abrasion Testing

Elemental Analysis, Titrations

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP-OES)
  • Elemental Determination  (C, H, N, O, S)
  • Karl Fischer
  • Potentiometric Titrations (pH, acid, amine numbers)
  • Conductometric Titrations

Microscopy

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy with Electron Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy with Back Scattering Emissions (SEM-BSE)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Optical Microscopy with 3D Imaging and Low Temperature
  • Powder X-ray Diffraction (XRD)

Spectroscopy

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Bruker 400 MHz NMR  nuclei 1H, 13C, 31P,  15N, 19F)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR)
  • Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy (UV-Vis)
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • Colorimetric Analysis

Particle Characterization

  • Particle Size Analysis (Coulter Multisizer for micron and Nanotrac for nano-size particles)
  • Particle Shape (Sysmex FPIA 3000)
  • Zeta Potential (Malvern Zetasizer)
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