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Specialty chemicals

Specialty chemicals are unique. Unlike common chemicals which are strictly based on their chemical composition, these types of chemicals are manufactured and sold based on their performance or function. Manufacturing specialty chemicals requires a regular change of raw materials, operating conditions, processes and equipment to meet customer needs. Some of the major challenges faced by the specialty chemicals industry include regulation, compliance, documentation, certification of product quality and procedural compliance.

These challenges often arise from government regulations, end-user market requirements and other specific customer requirements. The rising cost of raw materials and manufacturing the right products to meet quality requirements are also the other frequent challenges. The physical and chemical properties of the formulation and formulation components must be characterized and fully controlled to ensure compatibility, stability, processability and that end-user requirement are met.

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Measurement types

Particle size distribution

Particle size analysis in the range 0.01-3500 microns. For nanoparticle analysis see dedicated section.


Morphological analysis of particles in the range 0.5-10000 microns (size, shape and transparency of particles). Integrated Raman chemical analysis with MDRS (Morphologically Directed Raman Spectroscopy).

Nanoparticle characterization

Size, concentration and zeta potential anlysis of nano-systems using light scattering techniques such as DLS, ELS and NTA techniques.

Rheology, Viscosity and Powder Flowability

Viscosity measurement and visco-elastic properties characterization of liquid dispersions, complex fluids and semi-solid materials.

Stability analysis

Rapid and objective quantification of concentrated dispersion real stability using Multiple Light Scattering.

Polymer characterization

Gel permeation chromatography (GPC) that separates analytes on the basis of size, typically in organic solvents. The technique is often used for the analysis of polymers.