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.
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.
Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
Electrophoretic Light Scattering (ELS)
Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
Isothermal Titration Calorimetry
Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis
Resonant mass measurement
Rheometry – capillary
Rheometry – rotational
Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC)
Spatial Filter Velocimetry
Static Light Scattering (SLS)
Taylor Dispersion Analysis
Master Bond will custom formulate products with specific performance properties to meet unique application requirements. This may include the redesign of an existing product or the development of a new composition. We also offer replacements for competitors’ discontinued products.
Master Bond can adjust an adhesive’s properties to ensure optimal performance for your application. Our compounds can be reformulated to enhance the following properties:
Resistance to high & low temperatures
Master Bond’s product line includes over 3,000 different grades of advanced formulations. We will recommend a specific grade that provides the perfect solution for your application needs. These products are designed to solve a variety of design, manufacturing and repair/maintenance problems. They can increase productivity, reduce waste, save energy and improve your product’s performance.
Our reliable compounds are designed to meet exact performance and processing requirements while maintaining cost efficiency. Master Bond has been formulating high performance polymer systems for over 35 years. After decades of rigorous research and testing in our top of the line facility, we have become a leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants, coating, potting/encapsulation compounds and impregnation resins. Our product line includes:
UV Curable Systems
LED Curable Systems
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.
For nearly 50 years, TREK , INC. has been providing innovative electrostatic measurement and high-voltage power solutions to customers worldwide. Trek’s superior engineering design capability and manufacturing facilities allow us to provide high quality, cost-effective products and services to meet market needs and customer-specific applications.
Our proprietary technology and technical expertise, coupled with our long-term relationships, sets us apart from our competitors and has made us the leader in the markets we serve.
Trek’s commitment to develop new technologies will enable us to continue to provide current and future customers with innovative solutions.
A significant portion of Trek’s business is derived from the design and manufacture of custom products for OEM customers. Trek has been supplying solutions to some of these customers for over 20 years. Although we cannot disclose information about our custom OEM designs, the following provides some perspective on our capabilities. If this information interests you, please contact us to initiate a dialogue regarding your specific requirements for custom-designed product solutions.
Research & Development
Metrology: These products are used for precision measurements of voltage and surface charge distributions; resistance and resistivity meters are also utilized.
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
Structural Imaging and Analysis
Cross Sectioning Samples
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.
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 specificity of Infrared Spectroscopy, enabling differentiation of structural analogs.
Solid state Mid-IR spectra, allowing for comparison with commercially available libraries.
No exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Physical Electronics (PHI) is a subsidiary of ULVAC-PHI, the world’s leading supplier of UHV surface analysis instrumentation used for research and development of advanced materials in a number of high technology fields including: nanotechnology, microelectronics, storage media, bio-medical, and basic materials such as metals, polymers, and coatings. PHI’s innovative XPS, AES, and SIMS technologies provide our customers with unique tools to solve challenging materials problems and accelerate the development of new materials and products.
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.
Quantitative Circular Dichroism: qCD
Laser Flash Photolysis
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.
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.