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Lab Capabilities

Pigments and dyes are complex raw materials and they require an extraordinary understanding. Across our laboratories, we have over 90 years of collective color knowledge—so we understand them very well.

We don't rely solely on sophisticated equipment to address your issues and we don't write boilerplate conclusions or remedies. Our application specialists approach each project with an unbiased perspective and thoroughly consider how your pigment or dye will work in an integrated system. Our team's unparalleled color experience and interpretation of global regulatory requirements are evident in the innovative, reliable, and compliant results we deliver.

Learn more about the tools of our trade and how we use them to find answers, resolve problems, make cool things happen, and improve your products and applications.

Sub-Micron Grinding

The superiority of our pigment dispersions lies in our ability to control pigment size—and tailoring it to create custom formulations for specific client applications. With sub-micron grinding, we can design a pigment that behaves more like a dye. With a slightly larger pigment size, we can control opacity for it to hold up against fading or adjust other characteristics.

MASS SPECTROMETER

When faced with several unknown factors, it may be necessary to analyze at a deeper level.This might include identifying compounds in a sample, determining the composition of elements in a molecule, or the structure and amount of a compound—all of which might be impacting the outcome of a formulation.

FDA MIGRATION STUDIES

When performing in-house FDA migration studies, we do assess the results—but we go beyond what the numbers reveal. We team with our Product Stewardship group to ensure the data you receive has been interpreted accurately—and can advise on compliancy for your end application.

SALTS ANALYSIS WITH SONICATION

Whether determining the residual sulfate content after solvent dye production or validating the absence of it to ensure purity in pigment dispersions, preparing samples for salt analysis by performing sonication provides a greater level of accuracy.

HPLC—HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMOTOGRAPHY

This separation technique allows us to differentiate solutes based on particular properties. Taking a closer look at polarity and charge—we understand the intricacies of what we are working with and adjust formulations based on the behavior of those materials

GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY

Solvent purity and compatibility are critical factors in color formulation. Applying GC to analyze the content of a chemical product allows us to find impurities that will disrupt the success of a solvent based system—so we can isolate those and design a better solution.