Analytical Support

The Analytical Group at Chromaflo Technologies provides superior assistance to customers in problem solving, failure analysis and product development including pigment analysis. The Analytical Group also provides internal support in the manufacturing of products, ensuring the highest quality products possible.

Chromaflo Technologies utilizes a variety of instruments and scientific techniques, including molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, thermal analysis, and physical material science to analyze materials and lend support to its customers.

Molecular Spectroscopy is used to measure the interaction between a sample and a specified region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Our laboratory is equipped with a variety of molecular spectroscopy instruments to assist us with this type of analysis. Instrumentation includes FT-IR, FT-IR microscopy, UV-VIS, and others.

Chromatography is an area of analytical chemistry that deals with the separation of components within a mixture through the use of specialized column packing. Our laboratory uses a specialized liquid chromatography technique, Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) for polymer molecular weight determination. Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS) is also available for use to analyze raw materials and products for qualification, problem resolution, and VOC testing.

Thermal analysis is often used in the polymer industry to characterize many physical, chemical, kinetic properties and processes of polymers. Chromaflo Technologies uses Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) to perform thermal analysis.

Physical Materials Science is the characterization of various physical properties of polymers and coatings. We utilize numerous analysis techniques for physical testing such as rheology, optical microscopy, digital imaging with 3D topographical mapping, particle size analysis, accelerated Xenon Arc and QUV weathering.

We routinely use contract laboratory services to compliment our capabilities to assist our customers with problem solving. Some of the common techniques used include SEM –EDS, ICP-MS, and NMR.