SHEQ-enabled handling of nano powders
Companies can utilise our facilities to handle nano and 2D materials in safety without capital expenditure on safe handling equipment, and can draw on our expertise to develop systems for safe handling of nano materials in their own facilities
Using low temperature plasma functionalisation, we can optimise the stability of dispersions and create nano-structures to achieve desirable properties and our expertise allows us to select the correct functionalisation for the particle and substrate.
Through the addition of compatible chemical groups we can optimise the dispersion of nano-particles into various matrices, such as increasing wettability for optimum dispersion into polar solvents.
We have a comprehensive range of mixing techniques to cover a range of dispersion requirements from low to high viscosity at scales ranging from 10ml up to 60 litres.
Nano particles can be dispersed under a range of shear conditions, from very low shear to provide efficient but gentle mixing without damage to particle morphology, to high shear for breaking down aggregates and distributing them quickly and efficiently.
Expertise in surface engineering allows us to optimise dispersion through the use of surface active chemicals and ensure that products remain stable. At-line and in-line characterisation, which are unique to our dispersion techniques can be used to assess the level of dispersion throughout a substrate.
Our equipment is ATEX rated for the processing of flammable liquids.
Our complex solids facility and expertise enables customers to explore novel powder products and processes in a safe and controllable manner.
Our sensing techniques enable us to determine:
These at line and in line measurement techniques enable companies to develop smart, functional and engineered particles and optimise manufacturing processes, providing opportunities to reduce waste, increase yields and in turn increase profitability.
Our expertise and facilities encompass various techniques for formulation preparation and learning fast and thoroughly at small scale, saving companies time and money in the development process. Once a formulation is proven, we enable companies to scale up to industrially relevant levels.
Companies can also use our expertise in moving from batch to continuous manufacturing processes with characterisation at each step.
High throughput approaches provide a quick and convenient approach for screening of a wide range of formulation space.
The extensive CPI HTE offering enables end to end high throughput campaigns to be realised. Campaigns begin with an initial design of experiments, moving to safe handling and dispense of a wide range of materials, on and offline mixing, characterisation of liquid formulations, application to substrates, cure and monitoring of cure behaviour, testing of final material properties linking to key product attributes and finally data analytics and modelling to optimise the ideal formulation for a given application.
Our wide range of screening characterisation tools allow rapid optimisation of formulated products and identification of possible ingredient synergies and potential disruptive technologies.
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