Laboratory analysis of glass and fiber glass

Your needs : to design glass materials or bottles that are both of high quality and safe

Glass is a material with many different applications, which makes it difficult for manufacturers or subcontractors to analyze and use. Studying the characteristics of flat glass, hollow glass, fiberglass or clear glass allows companies to better control their composition, their durability and their practical use.

As major players in the glass industry you face a variety of challenges relating to the quality of the materials being used, product failures, or even problems with container/contents interactions.

Inspections and chemical analyses before and after marketing will contribute to the quality of the finished product.

Our solution : to assess the conformity of a glass or fiber glass sample and to characterize any failures using specific analytical techniques

FILAB, being specialized in analytical chemistry and material characterization assists glass manufacturers in analyzing, inspecting and assessing their products. Organic and inorganic chemistry as well as material science are all areas of expertise are that sought after by the glass industry and brought together in our laboratory guaranteeing responsiveness and high-quality results.

FILAB can offer the following services :

ANALYSIS

  • Custom chemical analysis using ICP-MS and ICP-AES

  • Surface characterization and coating thickness measurements

  • Crystallinity analysis

  • REACH Analyses

     

  • Material characterization : physicochemical analyses, thermal and morphological characteristics

  • Granulometric analysis

  • Laboratory audit and team training

EXPERTISE

  • Expert chemical analysis

  • Deformulation services

  • Failure analysis : fissures, particulate contamination, adhesive failure, corrosion, metallographic examination, weld analysis

  • Deposit or pollutant identification

  • Stability analysis

  • Laboratory audit and analytical training

R&D

  • Literature reviews

  • Research into substitutions for raw materials

  • Development of new industrial procedures

  • Creation and transfer of analytical techniques

  • Creation of new substances

OUR FACILITIES

  • Organic analyses : GCMS, Py-GCMS, LC-MSMS, GPC, NMR, FTIR

  • Thermal analyses : TGA, DSC

  • Powder analysis : XRD, SEM-FEG EDX, BET

  • Mineral analyses : ICP, XRD, IC

  • Metallurgical analyses : ICP, SEM-FEG EDX, OES

  • Surface analysis : SEM-FEG EDX, PES, ToF-SIMS

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory

  • (Litters available on www.cofrac.com - Accreditation number: 1-1793)

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

  • A SAFRAN approval