Evaluating Composition: Our chemical analysis and investigation service

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 order to identify the most appropriate way to evaluate the composition of a substance or product, we work closely with our clients. We first establish the nature of the substance in question (i.e. organic, inorganic, polymeric …) and gather information regarding its origins (manufacture or isolation process). Once these are understood, a detailed analytical testing strategy can be developed to probe the composition of the substance/product/impurities. With testing selected to provide reliable compositional information with a focus on the ultimate purpose of the analysis. We have access to the latest analytical equipment and can offer a complete testing package for characterisation 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, flavours and fragrances, lubricants (and their additives), cosmetics, electronics, automotive and fine chemicals/pharmaceuticals.

How can we help?

Comprehensive analytical characterisation

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.

Complex substances

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.

Our services

  • Design of strategies for analytical characterisation and investigation
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Preparation of detailed study reports
  • Interpretation of analytical data generated by clients’ own analysts and preparation of characterisation reports

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16 February 2017
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22 November 2017
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