Colour science analytical


Scanning Electron Microscopy / Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry (SEM/EDS), Thermal Analysis (DSC & TGA), Particle Size Analysis (Laser Diffraction & Dynamic Light Scattering), Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), UV-VIS, UV-VIS-NIR, FT-IR, Capillary Electrophoresis (CE), Rheometer.  


Wide-ranging for both liquid and solid materials.

Example case studies:

  • Degradation study of flame retardant inkjet ink formulations (Nazdar Ltd)
  • Study of surface coating adhesion failure (Huf North America Automotive Parts Manufacturing Co.)
  • Investigation into contamination issues associated with assembly of control units (IMI Precision Engineering)
  • Investigation into printed board flaking issues (Multi Packaging Solutions – Limerick)  

Who can use the facility?

The unit is primarily set up as an analytical service but if a particular project has extensive instrument input then training may be given.


School of Chemistry, rooms 2.09, 2.08b and G.13a