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FILAB continues its investment plan with the purchase of several new equipments...
As every year, we invest more than 15% of our turnover in the purchase or renewal of analytical equipment, in order to meet growing customer needs and with the desire to continue our strategy of diversifying our services.
Thus, 7 new analytical techniques have recently been added to our 2,100 m² analytical equipment in Dijon:
– 2 UPLC: UPLC-MS and UPLC-QToF
– 1 GPC (triple detection)
– 1 Pyrolysis-GCMS
– 1 microwave oven
– 1 mercury amalgamator
– 1 ATG / ATG coupled FTIR
– 1 Optical Microscope
Thanks to this new equipment, we wish to consolidate FILAB’s expertise and position in certain specific services such as
Heavy metal analysis
FILAB’s acquisition of a microwave oven, which is already operational in our chemistry laboratory, offers a sample preparation method that allows us to obtain complete mineralizations in most cases, on a wide range of matrices.
In addition, the new mercury amalgamator has a 100-sample autosampler, which allows us to absorb more volumes in a more interesting timeframe.
These two techniques complete our fleet of 10 ICPs to offer you high value-added heavy metal analysis services (some of which are COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited!).
GPC (gel permeation chromatography) is used to characterize certain physicochemical properties of polymers or composites, and allows the separation of dissolved macro-molecules according to their size or molecular weight. The peaks obtained will give an idea of the polydispersity of the sample in presence.
In addition, Pyrolysis-GCMS (Py-GCMS) is an analytical technique allowing the chemical decomposition of a polymer by an increase in temperature, then to characterize the elementary bodies resulting from this decomposition thanks to a coupling with GC-MS (gas chromatography).
Finally, the ATG-IRTF also uses the principle of forced degradation of the material in order to chemically characterize its loss of mass, the gases released or the degradation products during the thermal cycle.
In terms of thermal analysis on polymers, these 3 techniques complete an already large analytical park on this subject:
- Identification and determination of organic substances
The analytical techniques of liquid chromatography, such as HPLC or UPLC, allow the identification and quantification of organic substances (active ingredients or contaminants) in various matrices, sometimes complex: cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, natural ingredients, biological matrices …
With an analytical database, this technique is used in particular for the identification of impurities, for the deformation of organic substances or for the identification of parasitic peaks…
All our experts are at your disposal for any questions or analytical needs related to these analytical techniques. Also, do not hesitate to visit us to discover our whole analytical park!