astro chemical - solutions through chemistry logo
Mobile & Tablet Header (below):
2 different gray top bars below… one for mobile and the other for tablet.

Product Development

Creating solutions that advance engineered designs through proven chemistries

Our products often serve as the missing piece in a complex engineered design, or as the solution where another product has failed in-service. The success of our business has been built upon a product development focus, and an emphasis on working with you to understand your requirements and the properties that are critical to your success.

Drawing from this understanding, and a database of over 1,000 formulations, we perform a selection process aligned with your needs.  Whether through a new product development, or by evaluating an existing product for suitability in your application; our in-house analytical lab can perform the qualification-level testing in partnership with your engineering group.  This collaboration is critical to deliver a product that exceeds your specifications.

Once complete, we assist in designing the optimal end-user application process. From surface preparation to selecting the proper methods and equipment; these steps are critical to generating repeatable outcomes and ensuring long-term performance in your application.

Allow us to serve as your outsourced materials lab, saving you crucial time and resources toward a new product qualification.

Analytical Capabilites

Thermal Analysis

Thermal Analysis

  • Thermal Endurance & Classification
  • Glass Transition Temperature Determination
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Thermal Cycling
  • Thermal Degradation & Weight Loss
  • Elevated & Sub-Ambient Temperature Exposure
  • Electrical Analysis

    Electrical Analysis

  • Dielectric Strength & Constant
  • Dissipation Factor (at various frequencies)
  • Dielectric Breakthrough
  • Surface Conductivity/Resistivity
  • Volume Conductivity/Resistivity
  • Sheet Conductivity/Resistivity
  • Thermal Aging – Electrical testing after long term thermal aging
  • Thermal Soak – Electrical testing at room temperature and above
  • Mechanical Analysis

    Mechanical Analysis

  • Tensile Strength & Modulus
  • Flexural Strength & Modulus
  • Compression Strength & Modulus
  • Adhesion Strength (lap shear, peel & pull off)
  • Impact Strength
  • Thermal Aging – Mechanical testing after long term thermal aging
  • Thermal Soak – Mechanical testing at temperature points high & low
  • looking through microscope

    Environmental Analysis

  • Chemical Resistance
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Humidity
  • Salt Spray
  • Prohesion
  • Flame Resistance
  • UV Exposure
  • Product Development

    General Property Analysis

  • Cure Profile at Humidity & Temperature
  • Viscosity / Rheology
  • Shrinkage
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR)
  • Color & Gloss
  • Product Development

    Customer Specific Qualification Testing

    Frequently, customers require testing that is unique to their engineered design. These esoteric tests can be a combination of the capabilities shown above, performed in a manner to best replicate their intended use. 

    Read more >
    paint swatch

    Try Our Product Finder

    Our product finder will walk you through a series of questions to pinpoint solutions for your specific need.

    paint can

    Ready to Get Started?

    Contact us to discuss a solution for your application