Amid stiff competition, manufacturers that rely on advanced materials and chemical processes face growing pressure to produce high quality, differentiated products while simultaneously controlling costs.

To create new growth paths and remain relevant to fast-changing market needs, manufacturers today are looking to Waters’ deep portfolio of analytical and separation technologies for practical solutions to enhance quality and differentiate products. There are six common fabrication challenges manufacturers face in the region, including: R&D of dye-sensitized cells; R&D of liquid crystal materials and process control; analysis for electroluminescent materials; profiling and identification of impurities as well as verification of synthesis in organic synthetic chemistry; solutions for lithium-ion batteries, and enhancing  the competitiveness of organic electroluminescent material products. We think you will find these practical application discussions useful in managing the chemical and materials science industries’ increasing complexity.

To maintain profitability in the specialized materials market, its necessary to develop polymer materials with specialized functions and launch them promptly. For comprehending the performance as a functional polymer material, it is indispensable to analyze with complementary & diverse analytical techniques. Development and improvement of functional polymer materials can be advanced by considering the base polymer design, formulation, physical properties, etc.

Increasing yields and reducing defective products benefits both profitability and brand reputation. For this reason, it is indispensable to analyze, recognize and control the factors that become critical in the development and manufacturing stage. To achieve the highest quality of product greater demands are made on the analytical techniques used, with more complex questions asked and greater sensitivity required.

Analysis and management of impurities in raw materials, intermediates and final products are an important aspect in managing the characteristics of products, in the chemical industry, specifically the presence of trace amounts of impurities, e.g., organic molecules, can greatly affect product properties, safety and performance.

Polymeric substances are mixtures of molecules with a distribution of molecular weights, and in polymeric materials, this mixture has been developed and used with this distribution present. For this reason characterization of molecular weight distribution is an essential solution to improve material quality standards and speed up product innovation.

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In the wake of complex regulatory considerations and stiff competition, polymer characterization has emerged as an indispensable solution to improve the quality standards of polymeric materials and speed product innovation.

LCDs today are ubiquitous in daily life and the workplace, from TVs, mobile phones and computer displays to industrial instrument panels, avionics displays, and outdoor signage.

Electroluminescent materials (EL) can be commonly found in nightlights,   watch illuminations, flat wall decorative illuminations, medical tool display screens, computer monitors and billboards.

To develop and manufacture highly competitive organic EL products, companies need to focus on three determining factors: basic performance (novelty), stabilization of component materials quality and supply, and cost.

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While the Li-ion battery presented desirable properties including high-energy density, working voltage, tiny memory effect and quick charging, its degradation of battery performance and associated stability and safety risks continue to raise concerns.

The solar cell market grew to more than USD 35 billion worldwide in 2015 and is forecast to see a CAGR of over 12.0% from 2016 to 2024, according to research from Global Market Insights.

Synthetic chemistry not only synthesizes new compounds but also designs and prepares new compounds that can result in numerous applications in materials detection, pharmaceuticals and life sciences.

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