Chemicals Industry

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The products of the chemicals industry are everywhere, from the packaging of the food we eat to the dye used to colour our clothes or the pesticides used on farmer's fields. Whether your business makes and supplies basic/industrial chemicals or manufacturers more complex, speciality chemicals, we can help with a range of research solutions, including trace analysis and quality control testing, advice and analysis of waste streams or providing integrity and failure tests for your expensive manufacturing equipment.

The chemicals industry is a major player underpinning the world economy. With the power of organic, inorganic, theoretical and analytical chemists behind us, we have expertise to help you stay at the forefront of this highly competitive industry. We can safeguard your assets by identifying problem areas of your production process, analysing the infrastructure and helping to direct your continuous improvement strategies.

We have significant skills and cutting edge equipment in analytical chemistry workflows to ensure that quality testing of raw materials and products is accurate and routine.

We can suggest novel chemical pathways towards traditional reagents, or work with you to develop entirely new speciality chemicals or polymers.

Whether you make glues or greases, drugs or dyes, we can help you to enhance your business. Contact us to find out how.


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Key application areas of relevance to the chemicals industry

Alternative raw materials

Process improvement

Elemental analysis

Materials analysis

Molecular structure determination

Environmental sciences and contamination


Tools and technologies of relevance include

Molecular spectroscopies


Mass spectrometry

Physical measurements