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Batch Production
Adrian deKrom, CEO

The Advantages of Batch Production

This post is intended to provide an overview of the advantages of the batch production manufacturing method vs. continuous process. The batch production process has grown over the years and this post should help you understand why.   Batch production is a method of manufacturing where the products are made as specified groups or amounts, within a specific time frame. A batch can go through a series of steps in the manufacturing process to make the final desired product. Batch production is used for many types of manufacturing that may need smaller amounts of production at a time to ensure

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Coating Technologies
Adrian deKrom, CEO

Considerations When Developing Engineered Coatings

This post is intended to provide an overview of the engineered coatings development process. While every lab and chemist have refined their own approach to the process, the basic strategic thinking remains fairly consistent.   Hundreds of coating methods have been developed to meet distinct product specification needs, providing a wide range of process and performance characteristics. This breadth is useful in addressing new products as well as for improving and upgrading cost and quality of existing products. Many of the coating methods are from the past development of internally created products. In general, the following are the key steps

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Deformulation process
Deformulation
Adrian deKrom, CEO

The Advantages of Product Deformulation

Product Deformulation is a process that is used to reverse engineer chemical based materials. These materials are often Polymeric in nature. The process includes extractions, separations, and analytical investigations using specialized instruments and methods. When finished, information concerning the “recipe” of components and the structure of materials is obtained. Typical information includes the identification of polymeric, oligomeric, and monomeric components; the morphology and structure of the polymer; and the identification of additives such as initiators, plasticizers, stabilizers, antioxidants, oligomers, catalysts, fillers, lubricants, flame retardants.   Now that we know what product deformulation is, let’s take a look at some advantages

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Coating Technologies
Jim Duvall, COO

The Basics of the Roll to Roll Coating Process

This post is intended to provide a very basic overview of the roll coating process also commonly referred to as roll-to-roll coating. We welcome your feedback and hope this post has been helpful to you and your associates.   Roll-to-roll processing is a fabrication method used in manufacturing that embeds, coats, prints or laminates various fluid materials onto a flexible rolled substrate material as that material is fed continuously from one roller to another (unwind to rewind). The roll-to-roll technique typically consists of several rollers, known as the web path, which winds the substrate material over and through these rollers

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Deformulation
Adrian deKrom, CEO

The Importance of Chemical Deformulation Analysis

You may be asking what exactly is chemical deformulation analysis and why do I need it?  It’s a great question that we get asked often and we would like to share some insight from more of a business perspective rather than a technical lab perspective.   First, let’s define what “Deformulation” is.  Deformulation refers to a set of analytical procedures used to separate and identify individual components of a formulated chemical substance.  In the simplest terms, it’s a process to determine the recipe of ingredients in a chemical product.  It’s also called chemical reverse engineering.   Depending on the formula

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chemicals
Formulation Chemistry
Jim Duvall, COO

Key Considerations when you’re in need of Formulation Chemistry

Formulation Chemistry is essential to the design of many critical products that we rely on everyday. Pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and health and beauty products, food and beverages, gasoline, jet fuel, and lubricating oils, plastics, inks, paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants are some examples of products that owe their existence to Formulation Chemistry.   At its core, Formulation Chemistry is the science of determining the proper combination of compounds needed to produce functional products. Scientific principles that must be considered when conducting Formulation Chemistry include solubility parameters, emulsion equilibria, dispersion stabilization, chemical compatibility, surface tension characteristics, and phase interactions.   The

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