Dragon Materials, LLC, is a contract research laboratory bringing decades of experience in research, consulting, training, and education in the field of soft matter analysis. Our breadth of knowledge in rheology and transport phenomena is coupled with flow field analysis to help our clients find practical solutions that work. We will be able to determine the specific characteristics of each unique material you bring to us, and how those materials will behave in various physical applications. We take analysis a step further by partnering with our client to troubleshoot their existing processes and equipment, provide solutions that improve product performance, and assist with design and machinery acquisition.
Our combined expertise in the fields of material science and engineering led to the founding of Dragon Materials in 2017, and we have been continuing to prove ourselves as a viable industry leader in rheological characterization and transport phenomena consulting. Our active research group ensures you are receiving the most current, up-to-date testing methodology using state-of-the-art instrumentation. When you’re ready to take the next step understanding the properties of your materials – whether they are liquids, polymers, foams/gels/surfactants, colloids, liquid crystals, biological, etc. – we will ensure you are satisfied with the research done, understand the implications of the material characteristics, and provide any training necessary to understand how it will apply to the intended end-goal.
Thorough characterization is key in determining material behavior, but data and plots only go so far. We make your characterization impactful by assisting with process and equipment improvements, lab-scale experimental design, safety protocol and standard operating procedure (SOP) development, and flow field analysis.
We can determine how materials react to mechanical and thermal stress, how production and/or packaging processes could be causing product failures, and how your products could be marketed to other services/industries based on material properties and characteristics.