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Characterization - deformulation

Certech has developed competencies in the deformulation of products often made out of complex mixtures of various ingredients. The understanding of the end-use application and the articulation of a testing protocol involving a set of diverse and complementary analytical techniques are keys to success.

Examples of products being deformulated by Certech include:

 

  • Polymers with complex molecular architecture like polyolefins: catalyst identification, co-monomer nature and concentration, molecular weight distribution, chemical composition distribution, rheology, ...
  • Plastic materials formulations: identification and quantification of polymer(s), fillers, reinforcing fibers, organic and inorganic pigments, flame retardants, antioxydants, UV stabilizers, plasticizers, lubricants, foaming agents, ...
  • Adhesives (solvent-based, water-based, hotmelt): polymer composition, solvents identification and quantification, tackifying resins identification, ...
  • Printing ink: binder characterization (resins composition, thermoset precursor), pigments, solvents, catalysts, ...
  • Paints (water-based and solvent based): binder characterization, solid content, solvents, coalescing agents, surfactants, ...
  • UV & EB-curable formulations: identification of resins and reactive diluents, photo-initiator, fillers and pigments
  • Chemical formulations: identification of organic and inorganic compounds in complex matrices