Polymers

Address: Old Parish, Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
Long Business Description:

Aabspec’s products support ultra-high temperature spectroscopy (to 950 C for solids/450 C for fluids); low-temperature spectroscopy (to -170 C); high pressure spectroscopy (to 10,000psig); vacuum spectroscopy (to 10-8torr); transmission, specular and large angle reflectance; irradiation (UV, etc); Raman; GC-FTIR; TGA-FTIR; LC-FTIR; GPC-FTIR; direct-evolved gas analysis -FTIR; SFC-FTIR; variable temperature/variable pressure FTIR microscopy; dual-sample comparitive spectroscopy; Raman microscopy and special application products. The company’s products cover IR, near-IR, Far Infrared, VIS, and UV optical ranges.
Aabspec has available a computer addressable DVD showing its advanced products for spectroscopy and microscopy. In the DVD, Val Rossiter presents technical details on each product in the Aabspec range, describing structure, special features and applications. A conversational style provides easy one-to-one information of the sort normally obtained by attending an exhibition, but without the journey!
Topics include Raman Spectroscopy and Microscopy, FTIR interfacing for GC, LC, GPC, SFC, TGA, Evolved Gas Analysis, Low to High Temperature, Ultra-High Vacuum to High Pressure, Dual Sampling together with Multiple Optical Modes including Sample Irradiation.
Applications include Thermal Analysis, Environment, Hazardous Samples, High Temperature & High Pressure Reaction Monitoring, Materials Testing, Catalysts, Pharmaceuticals, Polymers.

Business Website Address: www.aabspec.com
Advent Research Materials, Oxford, UK
Address: Oakfield Industrial Estate, Eynsham, Oxford OX29 4JA, UK
Short Business Description: Advent Research Materials is an Oxford-based company that has operated for over 25 years, supplying high purity metals, alloys and polymers to the scientific research community across the globe.
Long Business Description:

Advent Research Materials is an Oxford-based company that has operated for over 25 years, supplying high purity metals, alloys and polymers to the scientific research community across the globe.
Advent’s purpose is to enable scientists to experiment, innovate and iterate with a wide range of materials throughout the research process. Consequently it aims to provide as much choice as possible to the customer.
Advent operates in a niche market on a global scale. It sells to over 85 countries around the globe, and supplies materials to all the major UK Universities. Our commercial customer base is also extensive, which ensures that Advent’s materials are in use at the forefront of the scientific industry.
Advent is able to differentiate itself from a number of its competitors, as it typically provides all its catalogue items “off the shelf” in a fast, efficient and friendly manner.

Products:
Pure Metals
Alloys
Polymers

Business Website Address: http://www.advent-rm.com/
Address: 22 W. 38th Street, New York, NY 10018-6262, USA
Long Business Description:

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.

Business Website Address: http://www.apnano.com/
Address: 100 Cummings Center, Suite 440C, Beverly, MA 01915, USA
Long Business Description:

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.

Business Website Address: https://www.photophysics.com/
Business Phone or Fax: Tel: +1 978 473 7477
Address: 21 Mole Business Park, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7BA, UK
Long Business Description:

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.

Business Website Address: https://www.photophysics.com/
Address: Karlstr. 7, D-88074 Meckenbeuren, Germany
Long Business Description:

After its foundation in 1988, ASCONA has become a specialist in optical profile measuring technology and is now internationally renowned in this sector.
Both the software and the optical measuring systems are developed and produced by ASCONA itself.
More than 300 system installations in the aluminium, plastics, rubber, metal and electronics sector are convincing proof of our competence.

We have set the focus of our activities on optical profile measuring technology and this is why we have accumulated a unique know-how in this speciality sector. Our software „PROMEX CONTROL and the horizontal projection process for profile measurement are only some of the results.

Business Website Address: www.ascona.de/
Address: 6310 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, USA
Long Business Description:

Asylum Research is the technology leader in atomic force probe microscopy (AFM) for both materials and bioscience applications. Founded in 1999 and acquired by Oxford Instruments plc in 2012, we are dedicated to innovative instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology, with over 300 years combined AFM/SPM experience among our staff. Our instruments are used for a variety of nanoscience applications in material science, physics, data storage and semiconductors, polymers, chemistry, biomaterials, and bioscience, including single molecule mechanical experiments on DNA, protein unfolding and polymer elasticity, as well as force measurements for biomaterials, chemical sensing, polymers, colloidal forces, adhesion, and more.
Precision and accuracy has been the driving force behind the pioneering AFM instrument innovations in flexure design, lowest-noise closed loop sensors, and full digital control. These are now requirements in any research grade AFM. Our open software, based in IGOR Pro, allows researchers the ease-of-use, and power and flexibility to take their experiments to the next level. These innovations, just to name a few, are offered in our two main product lines-the Cypher™ and MFP-3D™ AFM Families.

Business Website Address: https://www.asylumresearch.com
Address: 1225 East Hunter Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705, USA
Long Business Description:

Our IOPLAS-IITM ion-assisted deposition processes give us the flexibility to apply coatings at low temperatures for plastic fibers and other delicate substrates. We can also generate coatings with greater packing densities to handle very high laser damage thresholds. To add to these capabilities, Cascade Optical has also developed manufacturing processes to apply our coatings to; plastics, polymers, semi-conductors, lenses, mirrors, crystals, metals (even diamond-turned surfaces), and ceramics.
We offer quality products with high yields to lower our production costs. Additionally, we offer very short lead times: typically one to two weeks. Our engineering department can provide you with our design-for-manufacture expertise. In most cases we can get you on the right track in just one or two phone calls.
We do a good deal of innovative coating development to support our relationships with the research community of National Labs, Universities, and NASA related organizations.
Our IOPLAS-IITM ion-assisted deposition processes give us the flexibility to apply coatings at low

Business Website Address: www.c-optical.com
Address: One Riverfront Plaza, Corning, NY 14831, USA
Long Business Description:

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.

Business Website Address: https://www.corning.com
Address: 257 Simarano Drive, Marlborough, MA 01752, USA
Long Business Description:

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.

Business Website Address: http://www.spectra-analysis.com