CHEMICAL TESTING AND ANALYSIS OF MATERIALS

IMR's Chemical Analysis and Testing labs offer a broad range of methods to accurately identify composition, characteristics, and quality of a large variety of materials. The development of new alloys, coatings, polymers and composites are being applied to innovative product design and manufacturing techniques, making accurate identification critical in every stage of production.

Our independent, accredited labs provide material verification to OEM standards, as well as detailed reporting of unknown material composition. Our engineers, scientists, and lab technicians are available by phone or email to discuss applying the right testing methods for your objectives, as well as an in-depth review of the results. 

To begin the conversation, contact us by email, submit an RFQ or call us at 888-464-8422

ICP-MS • inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

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Inductively Coupled Plasma / Mass Spectrometry is a very sensitive elemental analysis technique that provides very low detection limits for most elements present in a sample.

POWDER CHARACTERIZATION OF METALS AND POLYMERS 

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Many testing methods are employed, one of them being the Microtrac particle size analyzer, which is an analytical instrument which uses laser light diffraction to determine a particle size distribution. 

ICP • INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA ANALYSIS 

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A liquid sample is converted to an aerosol and then atomized by a plasma which provides sufficient energy to promote the electrons of atoms into high energy levels.

COMBUSTION TESTING ANALYSIS BY C-S, O-N AND H

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Carbon and sulfur analysis by combustion is an analytical technique that allows the simultaneous quantification of carbon and sulfur in metal samples.  We also employ Oxygen-Nitrogen Analysis and Hydrogen Analysis.

OES • OPTICAL EMISSION SPECTROMETRY 

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A solid sample is atomized by an arc-spark discharge which provides sufficient energy to promote the electrons of atoms into high energy levels.  As the electrons decay back to their ground energy state light is emitted. 

IC • ION CHROMATOGRAPHY TESTING & ANALYSIS 

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Ion Chromatography (IC) is an analytical technique that permits the dynamic separation and detection of anions in a solution.  Aqueous samples are introduced through a sipper onto the column of the IC.

CLEANLINESS TESTING AND CONTAMINANT ANALYSIS

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We test to insure manufacturing processes don't leave oils, particulates and other contaminants behind that can compromise your product's performance reliability and reputation. Cleanliness testing for medical devices include total organic carbon analysis.

XRD • X-RAY POWDER DIFFRACTION 

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A primary use for XRD analysis is the identification of crystalline phases for a large variety of powders and thin-film samples. This includes the analysis of corrosion products, ceramics, clays, oxide or nitride coatings and many others.

XRF • X-RAY FLUORESCENCE TESTING 

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XRF can quickly (in under two minutes, and usually less than 15 seconds for alloy ID for non-destructive semi-quantitative analysis on a wide variety of materials, including metals, polymers, liquids and soils.