Elemental analysis

Identify polymers and control impurities through elemental analysis with X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry and elemental analyzers.

XRF is ideally suited to analyze and quantify various elements down to sub-ppm levels. It provides critical insight into additives or contaminants, particularly in regulated environments.

We’ve supplied X-ray analytical solutions globally for polymer analysis across many industries such as transportation, construction, food, pharmaceuticals, academic research, petroleum and electronics for over 80 years. We offer proven, cost-effective XRF systems to advance your capabilities in polymer analysis and development.

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Webinar: Polymer Analysis with X-Rays

Polymer Analysis with X-Rays
Understand the applications for XRF and XRD in polymer analysis.

Speaker: Dr. Simon Welzmiller, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Duration: 35 minutes

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ARL QUANT'X Energy-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer

Identify and quantify the elemental composition and concentrations of inorganic additives such as pigments, fillers, flame retardants and stabilizers in the polymer. The ARL QUANT'X EDXRF Spectrometer is ideally suited to analyze and quantify various elements down to sub-ppm levels to comply with the different norms.

ARL PERFORM'X Sequential X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer

Analyze critical trace elements in polymers with highest sensitivity and lowest limits of detection across the periodic table with the ARL PERFORM'X WDXRF Spectrometer which allows bulk analysis as well as advanced elemental mapping and spotting down to 0.5 mm. It is your perfect solution for demanding quantitative polymer analysis.

FlashSmart Analyzer

Determine nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, sulfur and oxygen in the material characterization and quality control testing of polymers with the FlashSmart Elemental Analyzer. Its automation and modularity help labs improve productivity over traditional methods without the use of hazardous reagents.

Ensuring the quality and safety of polymers with XRF and XRD

Ensuring the quality and safety of polymers with XRF and XRD

The physical and chemical properties of polymers are critically dependent on their elemental and structural composition.

X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) is ideally suited to analyze and quantify various elements down to sub-ppm levels (of additives or contaminants), some of which are regulated to comply with different norms.

X-ray Diffraction (XRD), on the other hand, provides much needed structural information such as polymorphism, % crystallinity and crystallite size of the polymers with a view to ensure their structure-property relationship.

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