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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 implementation of a testing protocol involving a set of diverse and complementary analytical techniques are keys to success.

Examples of products having been deformulated by Certech include:
•    Polymers with complex molecular architecture like polyolefins: catalyst identification, co-monomer nature and concentration, molecular mass distribution, chemical composition distribution, rheology, ...
•    Plastic materials formulations: identification and quantification of polymer(s), fillers, reinforcing fibers, organic and inorganic pigments, flame retardants, antioxidants, UV stabilizers, plasticizers, lubricants, foaming agents, ...
•    Adhesives (solvent-based, water-based, hotmelt): polymer composition, solvents identification and quantification, tackifying resins identification, ...
•    Printing inks: binder characterization (resins composition, thermoset precursor), pigments, solvents, catalysts, ...
•    Paints (water-based and solvent based): binder characterization, solid content, solvents, coalescing agents, surfactants, ...
•    energy-curable formulations (under ultra-violet light or electron beam): identification of resins and reactive diluents, photo-initiators, fillers and pigments
•    Chemical formulations: identification of organic and inorganic compounds in complex matrices.