Analytical sciences for materials

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As an analytical science partner our knowledge of materials and their bio equivalents covers polymers, coatings, resins and advanced surfaces: All core businesses of our parent company, DSM. By applying this analytical knowledge, we solve a range of complex problems for customers, from working with engineers to boost batch consistency, to reducing defects in electrical products.

Challenges we solve

Analytical science is playing an ever-important role in helping manufacturers meet the defining challenges in materials - from sustainability, to reduced weight, to increased durability; and all at lower cost. Increasingly we contribute to the design of a broad range of new materials by translating the chemical composition to their meso- and macroscopic properties.

At DSM Materials Science Center we can help you with:

  • Stringent product specifications
    Delivering a detailed insight into the macromolecular composition for more stringent product specification settings and need for optimization of polymer synthesis.
  • Materials’ properties and the dependence on its morphology and organization at molecular level
    Applying novel molecular imaging technologies.
  • Product reliability
    Through in-depth understanding of materials processing, for example by correlating detailed insight into crystallization processes of materials properties.
  • Product safety
    Quantification of residuals and small molecule additives through fast screening approaches.

Polymer science competences

What’s in the toolbox?

We use a broad range of techniques and technologies to solve customers’ challenges based on our base competences like morphology and materials & chemical properties - which in turn creates our unique capability in fields like materials & chemical processing.


Electron microscopy - cryo-wet SEM (VERSA -3D)/EDX
TEM (Osiris)
Cryo TEM (UM)
STEM-EDX. Xray-Scattering (tensile stage - SAXS, WAXS, XRPD)
HR Optical Microscopy
Atomic Force Microscopy (Nano-IR)
Solid State NMR (400 MHz – Melt probe)
(Confocal) Fluorescence Microscopy (UM)
XPS (Outsourcing)

Materials properties

Thermal (Tg) properties
Flash & HPer-DSC
Vacuum TGA
Humidity chamber TGA-DSC
End-group titrations
Chemical resistance
UV and thermal stability
Out Gassing
Diffusion Particle size (laser, sieving, microscopy), particle shape, powder characterisation, (powder flow, caking, hygroscopic behavior, charging etc.) viscometry

Materials & chemical processing

On-line NIR
MS. Micro-Reactors (Gas-, Liquid-, Solid-phase) coupled to analytical devices – DSC-NMR/ DSC-Raman/ TGA-GCMS/ EGA-GCMS/ Pyrolyser-GCMS

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  • Chemicals


    We provide analytical science solutions for route scouting and process design & control covering agro-chemicals, base chemicals, specialty chemicals, catalyst and consumer chemicals.

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