Joint R&D

Our streamlined R&D process allows us to investigate and solve your product development challenges quickly and effectively. Innovative thinking and speed-to-market are just a small part of the value-added resources we place at your disposal. Hampford Research’s labs are capable of running a wide variety of reactions. We are outfitted with the full spectrum of lab synthesis equipment designed to support our development of new materials or the improvement of existing ones for our customers. We have helped customers meet a variety of challenges that include complying with new environmental regulations, reducing processing time, formulating novel chemistries for a broad range of conditions and satisfying an assortment of unique end-user benefits.

The goal of Hampford’s Development Team is to…

  • Create innovative, enabling technologies and solutions
  • Analyze and assess technical challenges and processes
  • Collaborate with customers to cost-effectively develop and produce innovative specialty chemical solutions

Analytical & Quality Control Capability

Hampford Research’s laboratory offers a wide range of analytical capabilities. Experienced personnel utilize well-documented procedures and specifications to facilitate the production of high quality products. We test all raw materials on intake, and verify COAs prior to releasing materials for processing. Hampford’s dedicated in-process and final product testing procedures ensure that our customers are receiving the highest-quality products. We encourage collaboration with our strategic partners, and encourage input to help us develop and improve our procedures and methods to best meet their needs.

The diverse and flexible laboratory provides excellent support for research and new product development.

Analytical & Quality Control Equipment


  • Perkin Elmer Lambda 25 UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Perkin Elmer Spectrum 1000 FTIR
  • Perkin Elmer Spectrum 100 FTIR
  • Perkin Elmer THGA Graphite Furnace AA Analyst 600
  • Perkin Elmer Pinnacle Flame 500 Atomic Absorption
  • Spectro Model 200 XRF


  • Perkin Elmer Auto System XL Gas Chromatograph ECD and FID detector
  • Perkin Elmer Auto System XL Gas Chromatograph FID detector
  • Agilent 1100 Diode Array Hplc
  • Agilent 1260 HPLC with UV Detector
  • Waters Alliance GPC

Wet Chemistry

  • Mettler Toledo Auto Titrator
  • Mettler Toledo Karl Fischer Auto Titrator
  • Thermo Scientific Digital pH Meter
  • Therma Centro CL@ Digital Centrifuge
  • Metrohm Karl Fischer Auto Titrator

Physical Testing Apparatus

  • Instron 5943 Tensile Tester
  • Heraeus Belt Radiometer with UV and LED Sources
  • Nikon Eclipse LV100ND Microscope
  • Cleveland Open Cup Flashpoint Tester
  • Bausch & Lomb Refractometer
  • F. Scientific Micro 1000 Turbidimeter
  • Brookfield Cap 2000+ Viscometer
  • 3 Mettler Analytical Balances
  • LovibondNessleriser 2150 Color Tester
  • American Optical Stereo Micro
  • Thomas Hoover Capillary Melting Point apparatus
  • Perkin Elmer Pyris 6 Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Rudolph Research Analytical Density Meter
  • Analytical ovens with and without vacuum
  • Thermo Recirculating Water Bath