Analytical Equipment for Migration Testing and Contaminant Analysis

  • Gas chromatography with detectors (FID, WLD, FPD, NPD, ECD, PDD, element-specific detector EPED (Echelle Plasma Emission Detector) for F, CI, Br, J, S, C)

  • Liquid chromatographs with automatic sampling systems and detectors (UV, diode-array, fluorescence, refractive index, ELSD)

  • Gel permeation chromatography (GPC), preparative and analytical (for molecular weight determination)

  • Accelerated solvent extraction (ASE/PLE)

  • Coupled systems with high resolution GC-mass spectroscopy (HRGC/HRMS) (Thermo MAT-95)

  • Coupled systems with low resolution GC-mass spectrometry (GC/MS, headspace-GC/MS, purge&trap-GC/MS, pyrolysis-GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, TOF-MS)

  • DESI source for HPLC-MS for organic surface analysis

  • LC-GC coupling for mineral oil analysis

  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy dispersive x-ray microanalysis (EDX/RMA) and cryo-preparation

  • Automated permeation measurement systems with GCs for organic substances and permanent gases

  • Headspace, Purge & Trap, and SPME systems for measuring volatile substances

  • A range of HPLC/MS/MS systems with APCI, APPI, HESI, and electrospray interfaces (triple quad, ion trap and linear trap, QTOF), additional ASAP and APGC interfaces for high resolution QTOF-MS (Waters Synapt G2-Si) for non-target screening of NIAS (non intentionally added substances)

  • AFFFF (Asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) for the separation and characterization of proteins, polymers, and nanoparticles

  • Optical spectrometers (FT-IR, UV-vis)

  • Aroma sensor

  • Polymer analysis (molecular weight determination) via GPC

  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry ICP-MS

  • Xray fluorescence (XRF) for elemental analysis

  • Safety laboratory for ultra trace analyses (e.g. PCBs, dioxins)

  • Asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) for the separation and characterization of proteins, polymers, and nanoparticles