Analytical Chemistry Composition Analysis
Experience is of vital importance when it comes to analytical chemistry. Our chemists combine their years of experience with modern techniques and equipment to provide accurate, reliable results. They have experience and knowledge involving many types of materials, including metals, plastics, polymers, and ceramics as well as organic and inorganic residues and deposits. Our analytical abilities include the following:
| Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Lead Testing (CPSC Third-Party Approval)
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP/AES)
| Carbon & Sulfur Analysis
Direct Reader (Spark/Arc)
Gas Analysis (Inert Gas Fusion)
| Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS)
X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) Analysis
XRF is a non-destructive method of performing semi-quantitative analysis of most metals and alloys. By bombarding a material with x-rays, the unique wavelength energy of each element is identified and recorded by the instrument allowing us to identify most materials non-destructively.
Our Niton XRF analyzer is ideally suited for material identification, material verification of components, and heavy metals in plastics such as toy testing and reaction of hazardous substances (RoHS) testing. The portability of our unit allows us to perform on-site testing of base materials and weld metals without threat to the structural integrity of a part which typically occurs in a conventional compositional analysis.
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Approval
Lehigh Testing Laboratories, Inc. (LTL) in New Castle, Delaware, is a DEA-registered laboratory registered for Schedule 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, and 5 controlled substances. We are licensed by the State of Delaware and the US Department of Justice DEA.
Our analysis and testing services have been expanded for the pharmaceutical industry. This registration provides us with the approval to conduct testing and analysis, as well as providing assistance with R & D, on Schedule 2 through Schedule 5 controlled substances.
If your company has a need for detection of heavy metals, contaminants, etc., we can help using ICP, SEM/EDS, FTIR, and other methods. Be aware, USP 232 and 233 are looming.
Product verification is another area where LTL has the capability of helping you. We have X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) services on site for compound analysis and verification.