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Formulation & Polymer Services

Our unique approach brings together our formulation expertise and our High Throughput capabilities. We carry out product developments (polymers, coatings, household, personal care) and we also assist in specific development stages, with an innovative and practical point of view.

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Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSP)

We are a certified centre for the determination of Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSP). HSP determination is a powerful way to understand, predict and improve compatibility, stability and efficacy of products. It allows therefore strong predictions for smart and efficient ingredient matching.

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Surfactant Selection via HLD-NAC

Selecting the right surfactant for a specific formulation can be very time-consuming. VLCI offers a practical method based on the theory HLD-NAC. The HLD equation is applicable for both anionic and non-ionic surfactants. This method allows profound predictions to be made about the type of emulsion (o/w, w/o, micro-emulsion) and the suitability of a surfactant for a specific system.

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Corrosion Testing via Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)

Regarding corrosion resistance, EIS is a proven method for providing faster and more reliable results than salt spray testing: it detects deterioration at the metal/coating interface before defects are visible. We perform EIS measurements under ISO 16773 (standard EIS/3 weeks) and ISO 17463 (accelerated EIS/24 hours).

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Test & Analysis

A varied range of testing equipment is available at VLCI. We perform tests under ISO and ASTM norms, but we can also set up new and practical test methods, based on specific applications and requirements. Long term testing and full analysis can be performed via our specialized partners.

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Speed up your R&D

High Throughput

Our High Throughput platform allows for the automated and parallel preparation of a wide variety of polymers and formulations. High Throughput workflows are ideally suited to free your mind and increase your knowledge. The R&D projects of our customers are finalized up to 5 times faster.

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Technology Push

Focus on new technology

The Technology Distribution Centre (TDC) is hosted from our facility in Barcelona. The TDC aims to help connecting companies to the most promising formulation technologies and solutions. Prospective parties are targeted through active scouting, or by publications made by the TDC.

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