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Chemical Analysis Techniques
X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)
Atomic Absorbance (AA)
UV Spectrophotometer
Pyrolysis GC-MS
GC and HPLC Method Development and Validation
Anion and Cation Chromatography (IC)
Potentiostat Electrochemical Testing
Gas Chomatography (GC)
Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
Wet Chemical
RoHS Compliance Testing
Chemical Analysis

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Periodic TableChemical analysis covers a wide range of techniques and an even broader range of samples including solids, liquids and gases from raw materials to finished products.  Analysis may involve using a particular or combination of techniques and may be related to a specific problem to solve or product of process research and development.  At LPD Laboratory Services our team of dedicated specialist technical staff have access to many chemical analysis and materials analysis techniques and can advise how best to best address customers requirements in a cost effective and reliable way.

Our Industrial scientist and engineering backgrounds and typical technical expertise mean practical context orientated interpretation of the experimental data is included as a matter of course, giving customers the confidence to act directly upon the results with appropriate support. 

Some of the chemical analytical techniques available at LPD Lab Services are:

FTIR Spectrophotometer (Fourier Transform Infra-Red)

FTIR or IR is ideal for identification and quantification of organic species even at trace levels.  These include polymers (plastics), paints, binders, adhesives as well as unknown organic compounds, stains and solvents, even when tiny amounts of sample are only available.  Solvent extractive work allows contaminant and delamination investigations coupled with surface analysis techniques.

X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)

XRF is a sensitive quantitative bulk inorganic analytical technique for solids and liquids with a high sample throughput.  XRF can be used for unknown materials or powders, raw materials, glasses, building materials, paint filler and pigments, contaminants etc..

Atomic Absorbance Spectrophotometer (AA or AAS)

AAS is used for quantitative elemental and trace elemental analysis after dissolving the material into solution. It is frequently used for assay of metallic alloys, trace additives and some non-metals after wet chemical preparation.

Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

ICP-MS allows for the detection and quantification of elements with atomic mass ranges 7 to 250 covering Lithium to Uranium in the periodic table.

Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

GC-MS  is suited for fingerprint identification of organic molecular species of volatile or semi-volatile compounds. It can be used for single compounds, splitting complex mixtures, identifying contaminants or evaluation of polymers and rubbers. 

Pyrolysis GC-MS

Pyrolysis GC-MS breaks large complex molecules into smaller more analytically useful fragments suitable for identification of rubbers, plastics, organic compounds, deformulation and failure investigation.

Gas Chromatography (GC)

GC is for chemical deformulation, trace organic and contamination analysis as well as waste solvent and Health and Safety monitoring of organic species.

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

HPLC is used for analysis of organic chemicals and can identify and quantify individual compounds in a mixture.  Applications include determination of amounts of organic chemicals in liquids or chemical additive extractions from coatings, plastics and rubbers.

Ion Chromatography (IC)

Ion chromatography (IC) is a separation technique used to analyse aqueous solutions for anion species including Fluoride, Chloride, Bromide, Nitrate, Nitrite, Phosphate, Sulphate, Chlorite, Chlorate, Bromate and Acetate.

Potentiostat Electrochemical Testing

The Potentiostat measures the electrochemical characteristics of a metal and aqueous system, measures the corrosion rate of material and its passivity and pitting behaviour.

UV and Visible Spectrophotometer

UV/Vis is suitable for trace organic analysis, colorimetric and specular reflection measurements coupled with a diverse range of wet chemical preparation techniques.

Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)

By ramping temperature and measuring weight TGA monitors chemical and material transformations as compounds degrade or form at different temperatures.

UV-Vis-Near Infrared

UV-Vis-NIR is used for a range of materials characterisation methods including colour measurement, to generate compositional information, transmittance or absorbance over specified wavelengths and measurement of film thickness.

NMR - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

NMR is used for organic chemical characterisation of small molecules, macromolecules and product impurities for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and organic molecules.

Chemical Product Deformulation and Reformulation

Deformulation of chemical products to determine their composition, how they are manufactured and substitute or improve recipes to stimulate or improve the products performance.

Wet Chemical Techniques and General Laboratory

This details the other capabilities and facilities available in the laboratory including Wet Chemical Analysis, deformulation and reverse engineering equipment, Vacuum Leak Testing and particle size measurement instrumentation.

Materials Analysis and Failure Investigation

Product and component materials analysis achieved by combining chemical, materials science, failure analysis, reverse engineering and industrial process experience coupled with materials analysis techniques.

Please contact us if you do not see the analytical technique you require, we may still be able to help you.

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