Technical Analytical & Manufacturing Services

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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

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)
  • SEC/MALS – Multi Angle Laser Light Scattering (absolute molecular weight)
  • Gas Chromatography w/ FID and TCD detection
  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry with pyrolysis capability
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy – attenuated total reflectance
  • Microscopy – transmitted and reflected light
  • Ready access to
    • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    • High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Powder Coating Technical Service

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

Coating Evaluations

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