Laboratory analysis and characterization of a powder

Your needs : to reliably characterize the physicochemical properties of your powders

A powder is an assembly of solid heterogeneous particles dispersed in a continuous gaseous phase, between which a multitude of interactions (e.g. Van der Waals) take place. So, depending on the nature of the powder and its properties, the reactions with its environment can be infinite. It is therefore essential to characterise the physico-chemical properties of a powder in order to make the best use of it in the production process.

Which physicochemical properties are used to characterize a powder?


This can be determined using the XRD technique (X-Ray Diffraction).

Specific surface

This can be determined using the BET technique which measures the powder’s porosity.


This can be determined using the SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) technique.

Chemical composition

Depending on the nature of the powder, this can be determined using different separative techniques such as GC-MS and LC-MS/MS or using other techniques such as ICP-AES or ICP-MS…


Particle Size Distribution can be determined using granulometric techniques such as Laser Granulometry or DCS…

Our services relating to powders

For over 30 years, FILAB laboratory has had the experience and the specific analytical fleet to be able to assist industrial companies using different analytical techniques : XRD, SEM-EDX, BET, Laser Granulometry

Support from a laboratory with expertise in powder analysis such as FILAB allows you to better overcome strategic challenges and changes in your field.


The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

Alexandre VIGLIONE
Alexandre VIGLIONE Technical Sales Representative
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