Polymers

22 W. 38th Street, New York, NY 10018-6262, USA

NanoMaterials Ltd. (Apnano) was established in 2002 and after its acquisition in 2013 became a fully owned subsidiary of the leading American company Nanotech Industrial Solutions, Inc. (NIS). NanoMaterials specializes in development and production of inorganic, multi-layered nanofullerenes and nanotubes, based on exclusively patented platform technology developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
These tungsten disulfide (WS2) based nanomaterials opened up new possibilities for developing extreme performance lubricants, coatings and polymer composites. The composition and morphology of these materials create a unique mechanism of friction-induced tribofilm release. The exfoliated nanoparticles attach to working-surfaces, fill in wear crevices and coat working surfaces with a continuous super-lubrication layer. This “surface reconditioning” effect was instrumental in the successful development of NIS’s Corp, award winning NanoLub® family of Extreme Pressure (EP) Anti-Wear (AW) and Anti-Friction (AF) lubrication additives. The Company’s R&D department is involved in extensive research and testing for additional WS2 based applications in the field of lubricants, coatings and polymer composites for such industries as defense, mining and metalworking.

NanoMaterials’ inorganic nano-particles can be incorporated into polymer matrices to increase their strength and fracture toughness, and enhance their tribological and thermal properties.
NanoMaterials’ multi-layered WS? nano-particles tackle one of the key problems of carbon nano-tubes, which is high rates of defects and agglomeration that translate to problematic dispersability.

http://www.apnano.com/
100 Cummings Center, Suite 440C, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

At Applied Photophysics, we are committed to progress. Everything we do is done because we believe it will make a difference, that in the hands of our customers, it will advance scientific knowledge and understanding, and have a wider societal impact. We challenge entrenched views, encourage fresh ideas and incorporate the best of them in our products.
Since its creation in 1971 by The Royal Institution of Great Britain under the leadership of Nobel Prize-winning Lord Porter, Applied Photophysics has remained at the forefront of the technologies of circular dichroism, stopped-flow kinetics and laser flash photolysis.

Instruments:
Quantitative Circular Dichroism: qCD
Stopped-Flow Spectrometry
Laser Flash Photolysis

Polymer Applications:
Interest in conjugated polymers used in e.g. photovoltaic cells has grown over recent years and there is considerable interest in advancing organic photovoltaic devices (OPV) by systematic optimisation of device processing conditions and development of new materials. The use of laser flash photolysis in the near infrared region allows direct monitoring of photogenerated charges.
Charge photogeneration at donor/acceptor heterojunctions is the basis of the function of organic solar cells. Extensive attempts are currently being made to improve OPVs. A clear understanding of OPVs is crucial for systematic optimisation of processing conditions and the choice and development of materials employed. A blend of P3HT and PCBM is involved in one of the highest efficiency solar cells to date. The yield and lifetime of the generated charges can be measured using transient absorbance spectroscopy.

https://www.photophysics.com/
Tel: +1 978 473 7477
One Riverfront Plaza, Corning, NY 14831, USA

Materials science is a broad field of study exploring the vast potential of solid matter in a boundless array of applications. By bringing together various scientific disciplines like chemistry, biology, and physics, materials scientists delve into the world of solid matter at the molecular level. They seek to understand the complex inner structure of a material; its various properties; how processing can change it; and what it can do.
The creativity, curiosity, technical knowledge, and persistence of materials scientists has resulted in more life-changing innovations than most of us can imagine. Powerful semiconductors, artificial joints, housing to withstand the stormiest weather — all these are the innovative work of materials scientists and their teams in the lab.
At Corning, the material of glass has captured our imagination since 1851. We’ve expanded that knowledge to include ceramics and polymers, and in so doing have become one of the world’s leading materials science innovators.
Our materials science discoveries have changed the way people communicate, learn, and enjoy life; they’ve cleaned the air and enabled new medicines. Each generation builds on the knowledge of those who have come before — and with each new discovery, more doors open, making the life-enhancing applications nearly limitless.

https://www.corning.com
257 Simarano Drive, Marlborough, MA 01752, USA

We are a recognized developer and manufacturer of next-generation Molecular Analysis Instrumentation which solves the critical limitations of current Infrared technology being experienced by the life sciences and other industries, in the essential analysis of complex materials.

Spectra’s Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) systems are fully automated to Gas and Liquid Chromatography for analysis of complex mixtures providing high fidelity solid phase spectra for a broad range of applications. Including Polymer & Copolymer GPC-IR Analysis, Polymer Excipient Analysis and General Analytical LC-IR & GC-IR.

Applications:

Vibrational Spectroscopy, Infrared Spectroscopy (mid FTIR) in particular, is widely recognized as a reliable technique for the identification and structural elucidation of organic and inorganic materials. The DiscovIR couples Infrared Spectroscopy to a Chromatographic system (gas or liquid), and allows analytical chemists and product development scientists to easily analyze and identify each component in a complex mixture. The DiscovIR readily identifies compounds such as controlled substances, polymers, copolymers and can be useful in academia, research and industrial settings.

The combination of two widely used techniques, Infrared Spectroscopy and Liquid or Gas Chromatography, brings a powerful tool to analytical chemists looking to outfit their lab with a versatile instrument for the analysis of complex mixtures. Complementing MS systems, Infrared Spectroscopy hyphenated systems give information that cannot be obtained through any other means. The DiscovIR can be used for a variety of analytical applications, from entomology (insect alkaloid analysis) to proteomics (proteins secondary structure characterization) to explosive analysis (field sample analysis).
The potential benefits of FT-IR Spectroscopy coupled with LC or GC Chromatography include:
Rapid separation and identification of complex mixtures.
High sensitivity.
High specificity of Infrared Spectroscopy, enabling differentiation of structural analogs.
Solid state Mid-IR spectra, allowing for comparison with commercially available libraries.
Non-destructive technology.
No exposure to hazardous chemicals.

http://www.spectra-analysis.com
125 Hookstown Grade Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108-9302, USA

Goodfellow supplies metals, polymers, ceramics and other materials to meet the research, development and specialist production requirements of science and industry worldwide.

http://www.goodfellowusa.com/
19, Forest Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456, USA

Hielscher Ultrasonics specializes in the design and manufacturing of high power ultrasonic homogenizers for lab, bench-top and production level. Ultrasonic power is an effective and energy-efficient means to apply high shear and intense stress to liquids, powder/liquid mixtures and slurries. This makes it a strong alternative to high shear mixers, high pressure homogenizers and agitated bead mills.Hielscher ultrasonic devices are in use worldwide as laboratory mixers, high shear mixing equipment, full-size in-line homogenizers or particle mills. The applications span mixing, dispersing, particle size reduction, extraction and chemical reactions.

Hielscher ultrasonic devices are used in the synthesis of nanomaterials as well as in the formulation of compounds and composites containing nanomaterials. This includes the use of ultrasonics during precipitation and the deagglomeration of nano-size materials, like metal oxides or carbon nanotubes.

Ultrasound is used in the formulation of paints and coatings for: emulsification of polymers dispersing and fine milling of pigments size reduction of .

Ultrasonic cleaning is an environmentally friendly alternative for the cleaning of continuous materials, such as wire and cable, tape or tubes. The effect of the cavitation generated by the ultrasonic power removes lubrication residues like oil or grease, soaps, stearates or dust.

http://www.hielscher.com/lab.htm
11 Dearborn Road, Peabody, MA 01960, USA

Since 1949, the JEOL legacy has been one of outstanding innovation in developing instruments used to advance scientific research and technology. JEOL has 60 years of expertise in the field of electron microscopy, more than 50 years in mass spectrometry and NMR spectrometry, and more than 40 years of e-beam lithography leadership.
JEOL USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JEOL Ltd. Japan, was incorporated in the United States in 1962. The primary business of JEOL USA is sales of new instruments and peripherals and support of a vast installed base of instruments throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America.
The JEOL USA organization is comprised of 300 employees, 180 of whom are field service personnel, for JEOL makes customer service and support a top priority. Additionally, applications specialists, technical support, sales and marketing, product management, training instructors, and administrative personnel are a committed team of people dedicated to making JEOL an outstanding supplier of scientific instruments.
JEOL USA headquarters are located in Peabody, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. The JEOL campus houses our Electron Optics and Analytical Instruments demonstration facilities, the JEOL Institute, the main parts depot and service center for the western hemisphere, and a manufacturing and software development facility. At this location, through the work of our engineering and software teams, JEOL USA has developed valuable enhancements suggested by our broad customer base and the proficiency of our in-house TEM, SEM, NMR, and MS experts.

Materials Science Products:

Atomic Resolution Microscopy
Biomaterials – Mimicking Nature
Pioneering Nanotechnology
Structural Imaging and Analysis
Nanofabrication
Cross Sectioning Samples

Polymers
Graphene
Semiconductors

http://www.jeolusa.com
374 Pulaski Highway, Goshen, NY 10924, USA

Founded in 1996 as the exclusive North American agent for SI Analytics, a Xylem Company, Lab Synergy has grown into the leading world supplier of analysis and measurement equipment. We are proud to be the global applications-based solutions provider of high-end scientific lab equipment from the industry’s top European manufacturers.
Our philosophy is simple: to provide multiple solutions to the same end user by representing manufacturers with synergistic laboratory equipment. You will see that many of our product lines are compatible with each other, providing more comprehensive analysis abilities that streamline and simplify your work process.
We don’t just sell you equipment. Our experienced staff provides extensive technical consultation prior to any sale to make sure you purchase the lab equipment that will best serve your needs. We are also here for you after the sale, providing instrumentation repair and fulfilling service contracts.
Our products are relied on by professionals across a broad spectrum of industries, including: food and feed, agricultural, environmental, water and waste water, pharmaceutical, oil and petroleum, academia, cosmetics, plastics and polymers, government laboratories, specialty chemicals, bakeries and mills, nuclear facilities, civil engineering, asphalt and concrete, textiles, and other industrial laboratories.

Products include:
Elemental Analysis
Polymer Viscosity
Milling & Grinding
Particle Size
Dividing & Feeding
Lab Meters
Spectroscopy

www.labsynergy.com
649 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 7, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Lambient Technologies LLC, based in Boston, Massachusetts, develops instruments, sensors, and software for monitoring the dielectric properties of curing polymers. These properties provide unique insights into the chemistry, formulation, reaction rate, viscosity, and cure state of epoxies, polystyrenes, polyurethanes, silicones, SMC, BMC, and other types of thermoset materials.

Dielectric cure monitoring, or Dielectric Analysis (DEA), has wide application in research and development, quality assurance and quality control, and manufacturing.

Lambient Technologies’’ products are designed for flexibility and ease of use. Together they form an integrated system for studying polymers and optimizing manufacturing processes.

Lambient Technologies was founded in 2008 by members of the team that commercialized products by Micromet Instruments, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) spin-off that pioneered the technology of dielectric cure monitoring in the 1980s. Since then, members of our team have developed dielectric cure monitoring products for Metrissa/Holometrix and Netzsch Instruments, giving us more experience in this technology than any other company in the field.

www.lambient.com
117 Flanders Road, Westborough, MA 01545, USA

Malvern Instruments provides the materials and biophysical characterization technology and expertise that enable scientists and engineers to understand and control the properties of dispersed systems. These systems range from proteins and polymers in solution, particle and nanoparticle suspensions and emulsions, through to sprays and aerosols, industrial bulk powders and high concentration slurries. Used at all stages of research, development and manufacturing, Malvern’s materials characterization instruments provide critical information that helps accelerate research and product development, enhance and maintain product quality and optimize process efficiency.

Our products reflect Malvern’s drive to exploit the latest technological innovations and our commitment to maximizing the potential of established techniques. They are used by both industry and academia, in sectors ranging from pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals to bulk chemicals, cement, plastics and polymers, energy and the environment.

Malvern systems are used to measure particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, protein charge, molecular weight, mass, size and conformation, microcalorimetry, rheological properties and for chemical identification, advancing the understanding of dispersed systems across many different industries and applications.

Headquartered in Malvern, UK, Malvern Instruments has subsidiary organizations in all major European markets, North America, Mexico, China, Japan and Korea, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world.

Technology:
Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
Electrophoretic Light Scattering (ELS)
Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
Image Analysis
Isothermal Titration Calorimetry
Laser Diffraction
Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis
Raman spectroscopy
Resonant mass measurement
Rheometry – capillary
Rheometry – rotational
Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC)
Spatial Filter Velocimetry
Static Light Scattering (SLS)
Taylor Dispersion Analysis

http://www.malvern.com/en/