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Services

Toll Production

Capabilities

  • 16 acres (65,000 square meters) plant site
  • Reactors from 1,000 to 19,000 liters
  • Polymerization
    • Polyesters, Acrylics, Epoxies, Phenolics
    • Hardeners, Catalysts, Waxes
  • Distillation
  • Vacuum system
  • Blending
    • Solid - Solid
    • Liquid - Solid
  • Thin film Evaporation:
    • high viscosity resins, heat sensitive
    • 0.5 ft" Pilot Unit
    • 10 ft" Production Unit
  • Cooled Flaking belt
    • Kibbler and Grinder Capability
  • Milling and Grinding of Solids
    • Cryogenically Cooled
  • Adsorption of Liquid Products on Silica
  • Masterbatch by Extrusion

Custom Synthesis

Customer Specific Product Design

Laboratory, Pilot, Test batches

Research and Development

  • Synthesis: Addition & Condensation polymerizations
  • Laboratory Glassware from 500ml to 5L capacity
  • Skilled Synthesis Chemists
  • University Collaboration

Quality Control Laboratory Support

  • Raw material approval
  • In-process and final product analysis
  • Pre-shipment inspection

Technical Service Laboratory Support

  • Powder coatings
  • UV-curing systems
  • Inks, Nail varnish

Chemical and Physical Analyses

  • Non-volatile
  • Viscosity: Gardner, Brookfield Spindle, Brookfield Cone & Plate
  • Titrations: Acid Value, Epoxy Equivalent Weight, Amine Value, Hydroxyl Value
  • Softening Point by Ring & Ball
  • Color Determination: APHA, Gardner
  • Chromatography: capillary GC, HPLC-GPC
  • Spectrophotometry: inhibitor level

Analytical Instrumentation

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (TA Q-100) (Tg, kinetics)
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TA Q-50) (volatility, degradation)
  • MALLS - Multi Angle Laser Light Scattering (absolute Molecular Weight, particle size)
  • Gas Chromatography- (HP) FID and TCD detection
  • Ready access to
    • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (Perkin Elmer)
    • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
    • Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy
    • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography

    Powder Coating Technical Service

    • Extruders
    • Grinding mills
    • Sieves
    • Corona spray guns
    • 2 Spray booths
    • Electric ovens

    Liquid Coating Technical Service

    • Liquid Spray Booth
    • UV Fusion Model I-6 with ancillary equipment
    • Hand Proofer
    • Variety of draw down bars

    Coating Evaluations

    • Gloss
    • Appearance
    • WaveScan-DOI instrument
    • Distinctness of image (DOI by reflection)
    • PCI Orangepeel Visual Standards (1-10)
    • Impact
    • Conical Mandrel
    • Pencil Hardness
    • Solvent and Stain resistance
    • Adhesion
    • Package Stability
    • Q-UV weathering
    • Colorimeter
    • Scratch/Abrasion resistance