What is the relationship between Chemsultants International and ChemDevelopment?
ChemDevelopment is still a part of Chemsultants International. As we have continued to grow our business we have made some changes internally that more closely combine the services offered by our R&D Laboratory and our Pilot Coating Operation. We are now simply identifying them under the Chemsultants name as the "one-stop" for product development, semi-commercial process scale up and contract manufacturing services.
What has happened to Adhesive Consultants Inc.?
Effective August 1, 2006, Adhesive Consultants, Inc. was acquired by Chemsultants International. By combining resources we are now able to offer extended capabilities, and superior service and results for our customers. The combined resources of Adhesive Consultants with Chemsultants will allow us to expand on the successes in building products such as impregnated pressure sensitive adhesives, electrically conductive adhesives and gels, hydrophilic adhesives, wound management films and artificial lens delivery systems.
What is the relationship between Chemsultants International and ChemInstruments?
ChemInstruments is a part of Chemsultants International. Chemsultants International was founded in 1985. It began as a consulting business and rapidly grew to include additional services including an R&D laboratory, product development and testing, as well as, pilot coating services. ChemInstruments, is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of standard and custom laboratory testing equipment.
How does Chemsultants handle confidentiality?
Today, 90% of the work we do is done under Confidentiality Agreements or Non Disclosure Agreements with our clients. We routinely enter into discussion under an agreement from the start of most projects. All of the intellectual property that may be developed on behalf of the client is assigned to and owned by the client. We assist them in any patent protection activity that they decide to pursue.
How much does Chemsultants charge to develop a new product?
While we do have some standard rates for our routine testing procedures, each development project is different from the next and it is difficult to give a simple answer on price. We work hand in hand with the customer to identify the project scope, outline a project plan with deliverables and timing and then establish a price quote to do the work. Once approved by the customer, we schedule and begin work at receipt of a purchase order and invoices are issued at various milestones as outlined in the proposal.
Does ChemInstruments ever design and produce custom, proprietary test equipment?
ChemInstruments manufactures the broadest line of test equipment for testing adhesives, sealants and other materials. However, occasions have arisen where a standard equipment design does not meet a special or client-developed test protocol. One of the strengths of ChemInstruments is our ability to custom design and produce unique testing platforms for various applications. In such cases we have designed and manufactured custom test equipment platforms for specific clients.
Can I get a demonstration of a specific type of ChemInstruments test equipment?
We offer product demonstrations to our customers on a routine basis at our facilities in Fairfield, Ohio. In addition, we have a demonstration laboratory in Mentor, Ohio at our Chemsultants Technology Campus. We can work directly with each customer to test or evaluate their individual products using our equipment. In some cases, where more extensive testing is required to prove feasibility we recommend running a small project for a small fee, which can be applied toward the purchase of the equipment if satisfied.
Would Chemsultants develop a custom, on-site training program for my employees?
We offer a standard line of Industry-focused workshops encompassing general PSA technology, as well as label and tape testing. In addition, some clients prefer a condensed or focused workshop which we will customize for their needs. These programs have included sessions held at the Chemsultants Technical Training Center and special on-site sessions at the customer's location. Sessions usually range from 1-2 days depending on content and can be tailored to address specific customer educational needs.
Does Chemsultants guarantee that its product development work will result in the product I need?
We pride ourselves in being able to deliver as promised. However, like the rest of the Scientific Community, we cannot guarantee invention. We define the scope of work for each customer via a technical conference, and then we develop a project plan which is complete with milestones and deliverables. Once approved, we work to the plan and stay in constant communication with the client along the way. We discuss any technical hurdles that may arise, will redirect work to resolve them as necessary and are usually able to exceed the project objectives and deliver successful results.