Manufacturing & Processing Learning Center

From oil and gas, chemicals and plastics to minerals, mining and metals, industrial producers face increasing pressure to improve quality, increase productivity and cost-effectively comply with strict regulatory requirements. Our technologies, including a new generation of rugged field-based instruments, let high-value industrial producers like you improve outdated and outmoded processes and expose quality defects that can erode existing market share or prevent expansion into new markets and profitable application areas.

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On demand webinar

Learn about the basics of characterizing battery materials and the special equipment required to run these tests, including the basics of testing battery materials and exemplary case studies.

Webinar series

Sign up for one of our on-demand webinars to learn how infrared and Raman spectroscopy can help you reveal the mysteries of your polymers—from research and failure analysis to quality control and beyond.

Blog post

There have been reports from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration that certain foods and beverages, particularly fruit juices, contain high levels of phthalates. In some cases, deliberate adulteration of soft drinks with phthalate esters has been reported, thus the need for an analytical procedure for quantitative analysis of phthalate esters.


The Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS50 FT-IR spectrometer, with automated optical configurations and multiple sampling stations, is the ultimate materials analysis workstation for the entire polymer supply chain, from raw pellets to finished goods.


SampleArray automation assembles user-defined tube rack configurations at room temperature or -20°C and can be used with a range of systems.

Application note

The metallurgical industry is one of the biggest users of gamma ray sensors for inventory, process control, and quality assurance. Learn the basic theory of gamma transmission gauging techniques found useful in mining, milling, and metal production for level and density measurement applications.

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Automotive Information

From leather interiors to an alternative energy powertrain, every component in today's automobile is designed for profitability, performance and appeal. Analytical instrumentation that reveals the chemistry and composition of materials plays an essential role across the supply chain, from R&D to failure analysis.

Chemicals Information

From streamlining workflows to minimizing quality assurance errors, we offer easy-to-implement solutions with a comprehensive portfolio of equipment, software, services and resources.

Electronics Information

From raw material testing, process monitoring, failure analysis, and QA testing.

Paint and Pigments Information

Identify lead hazards in house paint and pinpoint contamination.

Polymers and Plastics Information

Accurate polymer identity verification can be critical. Polymer manufacturers need to create new materials and deliver high quality to meet ever changing end-use requirements. A thorough, precise testing and analysis process is mandatory to ensure quality and stay competitive in today’s environment.

Power & Energy Information

Petrochemical analysis can be challenging due to difficult matrices, a wide range of contaminants, and sensitivity requirements. We offer a range of products including Ion Chromatography (IC), Gas Chromatography (GC), GC-MS and ICP; which will enhance your analytical capabilities and improve your processes.

Manufacturing and Processing Resource Library

Access a targeted collection of scientific application notes, case studies, videos, webinars and white papers for chemical, electronic, power and energy, plastics and polymers, and paints and pigments analysis.

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