The Lab is unique in many ways—
from its origins and culture
to the breadth of R&D we undertake.


With over 200 years of combined industrial and academic experience, we work across a very broad spectrum of industries, and we tackle chemistry and chemical engineering problems at every level of scale and complexity. If you do not see the skillset that you need, chances are very good that we have the necessary expertise and equipment to solve your problem.



TheLab is well equipped to meet your needs.  From routine tests to modifying existing instrumentation to find specific data, we have the knowledge to fine-tune our testing procedures to determine the data you need.  Some of our basic instrumentation and test capabilities are outlined below, but most of our equipment consists of modified or fabricated instruments to run very specific tests.  We have a saying at TheLab, "the first thing we do to a new piece of equipment is void the warranty."  We know the ins-and-outs of every instrument in our research space and are able to push these tools to their limits.


  • Melt Index Measurements
  • Microscopy
  • Mucoadhesion
  • Quartz Crystal Microbalance
  • Refractive Index Measurements
  • Spray Dryer
  • Surface Tension Measurements
  • Tablet Press
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis
  • Thermal Degradation Kinetics
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Viscosity Measurements

  • 3D Printer
  • Accelerated Aging Studies
  • Colorimetric Analysis
  • Density Measurements
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
  • Fourier Transform Infrared
  • Gas / Vapor Permeation
  • Gas Chromotography
  • Instrument Testing and Calibration
  • Ion Chromotography
  • Ion Conductivity
  • Karl Fischer Titration




Unit Operations

  • Mixing / Drying / Humidification
  • Extraction / Leaching / Distillation

Heat & Mass Transfer

  • Heat exchange / Gas absorption
  • Ion exchange / Filtration

Fluid Dynamics

  • Equipment sizing / Piping networks
  • Pump specification

Plant Design

  • MEBs / P&ID
  • Equipment / HAZOP

Reaction Engineering

  • Kinetics / Catalysis
  • Runaway scenarios


  • VLE / Cloud points
  • Supercritical extraction/infusion

Modeling / Simulation

  • Batch/continuous / Startup/shutdown
  • Steady-state/dynamic

Cost Estimation

  • Capital costs / Manufacturing costs / ROI





  • Physical analysis
  • Thermal analysis
  • Chromatography
  • Spectroscopy


  • Coacervation
  • Double emulsion
  • Spray-drying

Synthesis / Formulation

  • Medical
  • Food / Beverage
  • Cosmetics
  • Chemical compounds

Physical Chemistry

  • Emulsifiers / Surfactants
  • Flame retardants
  • Pyrolysis




Polymer Physics

  • solubility
  • diffusion
  • permeation
  • thermal transitions

Polymer Synthesis

  • free-radical
  • condensation
  • Ziegler-Natta


Polymer Processing

  • extrusion
  • injection molding
  • calendaring
  • coating

Fiber Technology

  • wet spinning
  • melt blowing
  • electrospinning
  • flash spinning