Deformulation analysis, referred to in some industries as chemical reverse engineering is used to breakdown even the most complex products formulations in order both to identify and quantify the ingredients used in its creation.
Deformulation services are often paired with a process referred to as reformulation, this process discovers how to use this data in order to re-create the product. During the reformulation process the original product formulation can be modified in order to make the product more environmentally friendly, produce less odors, dry faster, or to meet a variety of other product specifications.
Send us your sample, will breakdown the formulation and tell you what it contains.
Identify the major & minor ingredients. This includes both the active and inactive ingredients as well as any contaminants that exist.
We can also provide recipe instructions on how to recreate the product sample through custom reformulation.
The process involved in reverse engineering a product’s chemical structure can also be used to solve:
The skilled chemists in our deformulation laboratory can reverse engineer a variety of products to determine their chemical composition including cosmetics, polymers, coatings, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cleaning products, food & beverage items, and a wide range of other consumer, industrial, and specialty products.
For more information or to speak directly to one of our Ph.D. chemists call (800) 930-5450 and our friendly staff will be able to assist you.
Analytical techniques utilized in our deformulation analyses include:
We pride ourselves on providing a superior level of customer services and ensuring that we complete your project right the first time. Avomeen’s deformulation chemists are here for you both during and after your analysis has been completed. All of our projects are custom designed and detailed reports are produced that can be used by those with or without a chemistry background.
As a general practice we always hold strict confidentiality in all of the projects that we take for our clients. If you would like a non-disclosure agreement to be in place before a consultation with one of our chemists, please download ours by right clicking here and clicking “save as” to download our NDA. Once completed send your NDA to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 800-930-5479.
Case Study – Deformulation Lab: Comparing Competing Product Formulations
Industry: Consumer Products
Problem: Japanese competitor sold a better product
Solution: A distributor that sells specialty pens found out that the last US manufacture of their two inks was moving their production to China. They wanted to begin producing the ink in-house to avoid any safety or quality issues from overseas production. They turned to Avomeen because they were not sure of the products exact ingredients, the quantities of the ingredients, or the production process.
through the use of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy, and extractions, Avomeen was able to provide the customer with a detailed report. The report included all of the ingredients in their ink, the quantities of each component, and a detailed description of the production process.