Chemical companies are constantly developing novel or refined chemicals for use in home products or by other industrial sectors. The development is enabled by research into the fundamental properties of matter and for this purpose chemical companies need access to sophisticated instruments and methods.

Science Link offers chemical companies in the Baltic Sea Region access to experimental techniques applicable to a range of problems including:

  • Stress-strain analysis for metallurgy and plasturgy
  • Characterisation of the molecular and microstructures of plastics
  • Understanding catalytic reactions for new catalyst development
  • Research and development of new fine chemicals
  • Chemical and structural characterisation of powders, colloids and nanomaterials

The experimental techniques available include:

  • X-ray and neutron single crystal diffraction
  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy
  • X-ray and neutron powder diffraction
  • Small angle X-ray and neutron scattering
  • X-ray nanotomography

Case studies, examples of what companies can investigate at advanced research facilities

Understanding dispersants in paints, pigments and dyes