As part of a continuing innovation process, NuCera conducts basic R&D at our Synthesis Laboratory in Barnsdall, Oklahoma, USA. Our R&D and Applications groups are highly experienced in both NuCera chemistries and our customers’ processes.
In our Applications Research Laboratory, technical projects are conducted to identify commercial applications for new products as well as to optimize existing applications. Our Applications Research Laboratory features equipment that can be used to approximate the manufacturing and analytical environments of our customers.
For example, our Applications Research Laboratory has the ability to perform compounding, extrusion, and injection molding to support plastics applications and customers. For our Cosmetics & Personal Care markets, NuCera has extensive knowledge in prototype development, stability testing, and moisture and color measurement for color cosmetics and skin care applications. We also support our Coatings customers with particle size measurements, gloss studies, and custom water-based emulsions for testing purposes.
NuCera Solutions’ state-of-the-art pilot plant at Barnsdall is used for small-scale production. Prior to commercial scale up, our pilot plant is used to manufacture small batches for customer acceptance testing, small volume orders and process analysis.
Equipped with a flexible array of reactors and equipment, this facility can be configured to model all significant reactions at our Barnsdall production facility. The pilot plant is capable of multiple finishing options.