Avomeen’s expert scientific staff includes Ph.D. formulation chemists with decades of product development & deformulation experience with paints, varnishes, and stripping agents. Reverse engineering paint products can be especially difficult due to the large number of ingredients within the formulation, many of them at low levels. Isolating all of the resins, solvents, pigments, and additives with these products takes highly tuned analytical instrumentation and advanced separation techniques.
Avomeen’s analytical chemistry labs have the ability to test a wide range of sample types by specialized Gas and Liquid Chromatography methods, along with a wide range of Spectroscopic (MS, IR) and Microscopic (SEM, EDXA, Raman, Polarized) techniques. This expertise can be highly valuable when companies need to:
Avomeen can also provide custom Materials Identification & Quality Control services. We offer routine and custom physical testing of thermal and mechanical properties. Our techniques include Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDXA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA).
Industry: Paint Manufacturing
Problem: Manufacturer Keeping Formula from Company
Solution: A paint company was having difficulties working with their paint coatings manufacturer, who refused to release the details of the company’s own product formula that they were responsible for manufacturing. The company contacted Avomeen to identify and quantify all ingredients present in their manufactured product in order to confirm that the product specifications they were marketing and selling matched the product they were actually receiving from their manufacturer. Avomeen’s Ph.D. chemists were able to provide the company with a detailed deformulation report utilizing FT-IR, GC/MS, LC/MS, EDXA, and ICP instrumentation, solving their dispute with their manufacturer and allowing them to have another blender formulate their product at a lower cost.