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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

The Keys to Consider When Choosing a Contract Coating Company

When the need for custom coating services arises, manufacturers must decide between handling the coating job in-house and hiring an outside contract coating company. Because they can help with researching and developing new products and they have high-capacity, better-quality coating capabilities, contract coating companies are often the more enticing option. This post is intended to provide you with the top …