VLCI published a new article at SpecialChem, about efficient bio-based replacement of monomers using HLD-NAC

In emulsion polymerization, the replacement of standard monomers with bio-based monomers requires a firm understanding of the total system, if it  is to be formulated properly. The HLD-NAC approach can be used to characterize the constituents in a polymer emulsion so that, more rational adjustments can be made to the surfactant system, while maintaining stability and … Continued

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First HSP workshop at VLCI was a great success!

April 21st 2017 was a very exciting day:  VLCI organized its very first  workshop! An interactive event, where both formulators and raw material suppliers have learnt  about HSP, together with our guest speakers and VLCI experts.       

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VLCI published an article at SpecialChem about efficient surfactant selection

The effective method HLD-NAC for surfactant selection and emulsion developments, was used by VLCI to describe an example for emulsion polymerization. In this article, published at SpecialChem, VLCI demonstrated how the parameters of the monomer are obtained, how surfactant selection goes via HLD-NAC and how to implement this to improve emulsion stability and select even … Continued

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HSP workshop April 21st 2017 @ VLCI Amsterdam

Excited to announce that VLCI is organizing HSP workshops! The first one will be held on April 21st 2017 at VLCI Amsterdam. Check the doc for more info, or ask us at info@vlci.biz, also for registration and full program.

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VLCI interviewed for ECJ article about HT screening for coatings.

In the November 2014 issue of the European Coating Journal, Sander van Loon was interviewed about his point of view on the adaption of High Throughput for coating developments. HT is already there for about 10 years and slowly integrates in the coating industry. Several users were interviewed, resulting in a nice overview of the … Continued

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Project presentation Nuplex-VLCI

The joint project of Nuplex and VLCI will be presented on October 14th 2014 during the PRA 9th Woodcongress in Amsterdam; http://www.pra-world.com/nandl/conferences/woodcoatings9/programme

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New filler material co-developed: 1toFill

Based on the patent on the sealant (WO 2012/072248 A1), co-developed by VLCI, there is now a filler product co-developed, named 1toFill. This is an innovative water vapour permeable filler, 1k and water based, suitable for porous substrates such as wood and concrete. The launch of the filler product has started in January 2014 and is very well accepted by painters and renovators. More details about this product, including case studies can be found on: www.1tofill.com

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Collaboration Chemspeed – VLCI: HT service

VLCI is now equipped with the FORMAX from Chemspeed, besides manual preparation and testing equipment. Chemspeed has a wide variety of HT tools to make various formulations, in an automated, parallel and precise manner. In order to make use of the expertises and HT capabilities of both companies, we announce a new service for our customers: HT services. With this HT services, customers can run HT preparation and screening for their formulations on project basis. A new website is now launched where you can easily fill in your HT request for this new and unique HT service; http://vlci.chemspeed.com

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VLCI co-author article in Journal of Cultural Heritage (Elsevier)

On November 13th 2013, the article; Artwork conservation materials and Hansen solubility parameters: A novel methodology towards critical solvent selection was accepted to publish in the Journal of Cultural Heritage. See also the link http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2013.11.006.

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Summary 5 year VLCI party

On November 15th 2013, VLCI celebrated its 5 year anniversary, which was a great success and everybody enjoyed it! This day was full of very nice presentations, HT demo, VLCI tour and ended with drinks and food. See for a summary of the event this pdf. We are looking forward to serving you the coming 5 years and even longer, for which we have several interesting ideas in mind, so we keep in touch!

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ECJ article published Nov 2013

In the European Coating Journal of November 2013 (www.european-coatings.com)., an article about the work performed at VLCI for Mondo has been published! The article is called Maximising dispersion stability (see pdf) and explains more how effectively a dispersant can be selected for a particle, in this case the Finntalc M15. This approach works much faster and effectively by combining Hansen Solubility Parameter and High Throughput screening. This can now be applied for a variety of particles like pigments and fillers. Ask us if you would like to obtain more info or a quote to perform such a project for you.

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5 year anniversary party VLCI

On November 15th 2013 VLCI celebrate their 5th anniversary with an exciting program, see “pdf doc”. We are proud to announce that within the 5 years, VLCI has grown from the founder Sander van Loon to a company with 7 people, 2 laboratories, many small to medium customers worldwide and a growth in turnover of 600%. We would like to toast with you on this milestone, so please confirm if you would like to join. Hope to see you then!

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New Address

Please note that the address of VLCI has changed to Science Park 408 (instead of 406) from April 1st 2013. Due to the further expansion of VLCI, it was needed to move to a bigger facility, where we now have 2 bigger labs (testing and formulation lab) and an office/meeting room. Science Park 408 is across the street of our previous facility. We are looking forward to welcome you in our new facility!

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