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Below is a partial list of past client projects. How can we help you?
A North American entity in the energy sector sought help on hydrochloric acid production (and byproducts) from various salt brines. Sabol provided information on the technology needed and safety precautions.
Client was interested in extraction of one or more substances from plant material and subsequent conversion into one or more other substances. Methods for sub-gram procedures were located and scale-up procedures and issues, technology, solvents, conditions, and estimate of cost were presented.
A North American manufacturer of automobile parts sought help on bending and forming polymeric parts via methods other than thermal heating. Sabol provided information on portions of the electromagnetic spectrum that could be useful, the frequency and temperature dependence, information on relevant molecular physical properties, molecular components, substituents, and co-polymers, cross-linking, and additives that would react strongly, and ASTM test specifications.
An Asian investor sought information about 2-D and/or 3-D printing advanced materials or specialty chemical technologies that are currently available for license, joint development, and/or investment. Sabol provided leads on UV curable materials, high-performance ceramics, metal oxides and semiconductors, and multi-element thin films.
A North American manufacturer of cleaning products sought help on additives that would appear “invisible” to the naked eye, but that would leave a residue after a cleaning application and appear when exposed to light other that the visible spectrum. Sabol provided information on dye photophysics, solubility, and other relevant parameters in a cleaning product formulation.
An Asian company wanted to enter the aqueous ion spot-test market and sought help on the chemistry of dyes and other molecular species that would change color when exposed to the species of interest. Sabol provided the chemistry of ion-selective dyes and the technology by which these dyes could be incorporated in to various papers and subsequently finished into test strips.
A North American manufacturer of foods and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals sought help during the process of licencing a novel formulation (which included various amino acids) to a multi-national consumer products company for use primarily by veterinarians, but also for human topical application. This project involved reviewing the client's internal documents for "chemical" accuracy, preparing a presentation and handouts to the licencee's personnel, and travel to the licensee to lead the marketing presentation.
A European manufacturer of specialty biochemicals sought help during the process of setting up a United States warehouse and distribution/shipping facility. This project involved ensuring that all documentation with state and local agencies in creating an LLC, tax collection, waste disposal, emergency management, import, shipping and other regulations.
A North American manufacturer of capital equipment that is used to purify silicon for use in semiconductor wafers sought help on the rate at which a particular transition metal coating would be etched when exposed to the chlorosilane gases at 350 degrees Celsius. Sabol documented all, except one (because of lack of published thermodynamic data), of the gases would not react spontaneously from room temperature to the temperature of interest. Sabol identified a European laboratory that was equipped to expose metal parts to the chlorosilane gases of interest at specified temperatures and verify the predictions.
A North American manufacturer of capital equipment used in semiconductor wafer fabrication sought help on cleaning wafers during photoresist and etching. Sabol modeled the clean and etch baths (mixture of HF/NH3/HCl/H2O) and Sabol applied the classic simultaneous equilibrium analysis to the system of nine independent species, including use of activity coefficients. Sabol also provided insight on the temperature dependence, Pourbaix diagrams, and non-aqueous solvent systems for wafer cleaning and etching.
A North American manufacturer of stainless steel products sought help on understanding the chemistry of mixtures of concentrated sulfuric and chromic acids, pH < -2. Sabol modeled the mixture and Sabol applied the classic simultaneous equilibrium analysis to the system of nine independent species, including use of activity coefficients, to produce guidelines on replenishing the acid mixture.
A U.S. manufacturer of spectroscopy instrumentation requested our help with new market business development.
A U.S. manufacturer of pharmecuticals requested our help in licensing assistance with a major consumer products company.
An international market research firm requested our help to locate information on supply and demand of polyvinyl alcohol.
A U.S. electronics component manufacturer requested our help with its in-house purification/electrolysis of a rare earth metal.
An international investment firm requested our help in identifying major players and market segments in x-ray fluorescence, atomic absorption, and inductively coupled plasma (XRF/AA/ICP) instrumentation.
A small U.S. patent law firm, with expertise in medical products and chemical instrumentation requested our help in identifying improvements in its marketing program.
A European polymer company requested our help in identifying new polymeric coatings for fuel cell applications and high-performance paints.
A U.S. manufacturer/distributor of generic pharmaceuticals requested our help in determining improvements in vesicle encapsulation of one of its products.
A U.S. medical products manufacturer requested our help in reformulation of one of its coatings to be halogen-free.
A U.S. manufacturer of consumer specialty cleaning products requested our help (pH, surfactant) in determining improvements in its formulation.
A U.S. medical products manufacturer requested our help in synthesis of a kaolin compound to contain trace amounts of various metals.
A U.S. market research firm requested our help in designing survey questions and statistical analysis and interpretation of results around electron microscopy accessories.
A U.S. manufacturer of polymeric consumer products requested our help in determining better methods to paint and coat their products.
A U.S. manufacturer of building materials/products requested our help in identifying reasons why their current epoxy was unsatisfactory and recommendations for improvements.
A U.S. manufacturer of polymeric gaskets and seals requested our help in determining the chemical composition (FT-IR) of its competitors products and sources of monomers to produce a superior products.
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