Materials, Alloys, and Polymer Analysis

ECA can identify materials, polymer, and metals used in manufacturing, packaging, and as parts of products. We can analyze metal alloys for identity and compositional analysis, polymers for identity, composition, and presence of impurities and/or monomers. We can analyze specialty ceramics for elemental composition. The instrumental methods used for these samples primarily include SEM/EDXS, FTIR, ICP, and HPLC. Contact us with your specific needs.

Some examples of projects completed:

  1. Determination of leaching characteristics of polymers used as tubing for angioplasty procedures.
  2. Analysis of residual palladium in drug substances.
  3. Analysis of lead alloy for the presence of trace impurities that affect battery operation.