Founded by three Brown University graduates fresh out of school in 2009, NuLabel began with materials innovation and applications engineering at its core. What started with blending polymers in Ben’s Cushing Street apartment in Providence, Rhode Island quickly ramped up as NuLabel’s early activatable chemistry prototypes were proven by third party labs to show greater peel and shear strength than conventional pressure sensitive adhesive which require peel-away, throw-away liners.
NuLabel is a team of chemists, engineers, technicians, and business development pros, and we all ended up at NuLabel because we're each starving. Starving to solve problems. Starving to make our lives as researchers and innovators easier. And starving to make the world a better place by deploying our talents.
Whether it is in a beaker or Solidworks, on a roll or a circuit board, in the machine shop or in the boardroom, our team unites around a simple philosophy: do the best work of your career here. What we do and how we think have become larger than the sum of each member of our talented team. The NuLabel team is so important to us that the only thing more exciting is thinking about what's next for you and for NuLabel.
NuLabel's research platform begins with its Synthesis Lab, where we synthesize and source thousands of raw materials from hundreds of suppliers. The Synthesis Lab is the driving force behind chemistry innovation at NuLabel. NuLabel's Synthesis Lab capabilities are duplicated at two different locations and encompass everything from bench synthesis of small molecule organics to large-scale manufacturing of commercial polymers.
The Applications Lab is the core of NuLabel's research process. Here, tens of thousands of formulations have been reduced to practice generating tens of millions of data points along the way. NuLabel's Chemistry Team combines custom workflows with novel data collection and analysis, and the Applications Lab is where this combination comes to life. During each of these workflows, data is generated and captured in a custom-built, highly-searchable materials database that helps our researchers design new experiments, filter noise from actionable experiment data, and map performance trends.
NuLabel's Production Lab enables the high-throughput research process to continue from the Applications Lab to pilot production of coated substrates. At 31.5" wide, and capable of handling both paper and filmic rolls up to 30" in outer diameter, NuLabel's pilot coater uses multiple coating methods and strong inline analytical tools. The unique analytical and data collection capabilities of the pilot coater accelerate the manufacturing process and allow us to compare pilot production output with full-scale production manufacturing processes deployed by our outside coating partner. NuLabel's Production Lab offers partners a quicker route to market and expanded data collection and analysis tools to make more informed product scale-up decisions.
You cannot visit NuLabel’s headquarters in Rhode Island without seeing a lot of orange – it is on our walls, our conference room ball pits, and painted on the side of our building. So, why orange? Orange is bold. Orange doesn’t rhyme with anything. In Confucianism, orange was the color of transformation. Sounds like us.