Proving the identity and composition of a substance or product is key to understanding performance, to evaluating manufacturing issues, and to developing the product further. It is also a key regulatory requirement: For example, under REACH, every manufacturer or importer intending to submit an Inquiry, make a Registration, submit a PPORD Notification or apply for Authorisation must characterise their substances fully. Over the years we have successfully undertaken several hundred characterisation projects, detailing the compositions of a wide variety of substances and formulations as well as investigating specific impurities within substances.
In defining the scope of our products and services, we always work closely with our clients. Laboratory work and bespoke analytical testing strategies are developed based on sound understanding of each particular case. We have access to the latest analytical equipment and specialist expertise and can offer a complete testing package for characterisation and investigative purposes.
We have a proven track record of characterising organic and inorganic substances, both simple and highly complex, from many industrial sectors including oil and gas, ceramics, polymers, flavours and fragrances, lubricants (and their additives), cosmetics, electronics, automotive and fine chemicals/pharmaceuticals.
Our experienced team of chemists has developed strategies to elucidate the composition of a very diverse range of substances thanks, in part, to the many hundreds of characterisations we undertook for REACH registration purposes over the last 8 years.
A significant proportion of our analytical work has involved very complex cases such as modified naturally occurring substances, as well as petroleum products and their additives. We have developed an excellent reputation based on our capacity to work successfully with such challenging materials.