Analytic and testing facilities
ILFORD use a wide range of chemical, physical, crystallographic, microscopic and imaging tools to analyse and characterise chemicals, inks, solutions, dispersion, papers and films. Amongst these are optical and atomic spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence and XRD, particle sizing, calorimetry and transmission as well as scanning electron microscopy. For coating and ink, rheology methods are applied to measure surface tension in coating and printing.
Extensive print test are done to evaluate the performance of layers on a variety of printer platforms. The permanence of dyes, layers and prints is determined with accelerated light fading, ozone, thermal and humidity degradation.
All these methods and our expertise in this area are available to ILFORD partners as a service to contract coating and development but also as separately offered services upon request.
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