involves the complete chemical analysis of solutions, powders,
and materials to determine the identity and quantity of their constituent
parts. Expert Chemical Analysis has the skills, experience, and
equipment to provide complete deformulation of consumer products,
industrial products, materials, polymers, and unknown substances.
ECA has the following instrumentation capabilities to help us separate,
identify, and quantify unknown formulations: SEM/EDXS, FTIR, GC-MS,
GC-FID, ICP-AES Elemental Scan, and HPLC. In some cases, we will
apply other testing procedures as required to solve complex deformulation
ECA has experience deformulating lubricants, detergents, solvent mixtures,
surfactant-based products, paints and coatings, cleaning solutions, car care
products, pool and spa treatments, cosmetics (including creams, shampoos, sun-screens),
herbal supplements, vitamin supplements, soft drinks, polymers, water treatment
chemicals, and many other product types. These services are performed for patent
law firms, entrepreneurs, insurance firms, manufacturing firms, R & D firms,
environmental consultants, and curious individuals. In many cases a deformulation
is required to determine the presence of batch to batch irregularities that
are causing catastrophic problems for manufacturing firms. Some formulations
are very difficult or next to impossible to deformulate whereas others are
relatively simple. The number and type of ingredients in the formulation will
dictate the ease or difficulty of de-formulation. We offer our clients a confidentiality
agreement and quotation before work can commence.
here to download our Non-Disclosure Agreement/Non-Use Agreement
in PDF format.