New Equipment. New Opportunities.

As the colour experts across the spectrum, our team at Colour Synthesis Solutions (CSS) is committed to growth.

Whether it’s the professional growth of our team members, growth in our organisation, or growth in our expertise and offerings, we’re constantly looking for ways to build our presence in the industry.

That’s why we recently added two new pieces of equipment into the mix.

A Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) system and an infrared spectrophotometer (IR).

Both will increase our analytical capabilities, specifically: impurities analysis and identification.

Both the GCMS and IR are especially beneficial for companies who have been struggling to get analysis done during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

To get a better understanding of the value this equipment will provide our current and future clients, let’s take a look at their functionality.

GCMS system 

Complementing our liquid chromatography (LC) capabilities, GC offers an alternative method of analysis, separating mixtures of compounds in the gas phase.

The system offers both headspace analysis as well as direct injection.

Coupled with a mass spectrometer, the system not only offers further tools to our research chemists to help elucidate complex reactions, but is capable of routine analysis with very low levels of detection. 

Rather than dissolving analytes in the mobile phase, the GC system exploits the differences in analyte vaporization pressure by heating samples in any physical state in an oven.

The vaporized analytes are carried by an inert carrier-gas through a column where they’re separated by their interaction with the stationary phase of the column.

This piece of equipment can run in several modes and with a wide range of settings that allows for trace analysis of impurities in the materials being studied.

Whether you need the analysis done on the migration fluid from a plastic part or on the actual chemical additive itself, our protocols are designed to give you trusted results at very low levels of detection with high-mass-accuracy.


When using our CSS pilot plant reactors, all materials must be identified for quality control purposes.

Using the new IR, these materials will be passed in a matter of minutes so work can commence on the large scale reactions even faster than before.

Adding this into our rotation has proved to be useful in determining the structures of complex materials within the research and development laboratory.

We’ve also added the Brucker Software and now libraries of compounds can easily be created.

This is useful as the structure of an unknown material can be identified if the library is large/comprehensible enough.

Contact us to learn more about how our new equipment can help your business.