The Polymers edition of Zetium

The new element in polymers

The Polymers edition of the Zetium spectrometer is designed to support product consistency of polymers, plastics, functional additives, fillers and catalysts by delivering reliable elemental analysis for samples across the production process.

Like all Zetium spectrometers, the Polymers edition delivers reliable analytical performance regardless of the application and excels in areas related to polymers and plastics, such as: 

  • trace-level (sub-ppm) titanium in polyolefins 
  • flame retardants in PVC
  • toxic elements in polyethylene 
  • functional additives and fillers in polyethylene
  • RoHS and REACH screening and quantification.
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The Polymers edition is pre-configured to deliver accurate and consistent results with the appropriate hardware and your choice of our highly-regarded and easy-to-setup application modules for the analysis of polymers and plastics: 

• ADPOL - for the analysis of additives in polymers and plastics
• TOXEL - for the analysis of toxic elements in polyethylene
• RoHS - for the analysis of the RoHS elements in polyolefins.

Inclusion of our unique Small Spot Mapping and analysis feature allows for the analysis of defects in polymers, which could be caused by additive agglomerates, catalyst fragments or other contaminants.

Connected World

Unleash the potential of your data

Until now, instrument data has too often been stuck in manual records, spreadsheets or site-specific servers. By connecting the Zetium to our Smart Manager and continually analyzing instrument data in the cloud, you can unleash its full potential. This is just one of our digital solutions that are part of Malvern Panalytical's Connected World.

Unleash the potential of your data


Design features for product consistency

  • The 1 kW SST-R Rh tube delivers exceptional performance for the majority of applications (upgrades to 2.4, 3 and 4 kW available)
  • Rugged design with 3 levels of practical drift minimization technology
  • User-friendly software with integrated intelligence for novice and advanced users
  • Outlier detection and process control with Statistical Process Control software - ideal for traceability and accreditation
  • Freedom to choose between ADPOL, TOXEL or RoHS calibration samples at no extra charge.
Design features for product consistency

Advanced software and unique application solutions

  • The latest version of our renowned SuperQ software features a new, streamlined user interface, advanced matrix correction algorithms, such as multi-scatter fluorescence, integration of ED deconvolution and integrated intelligence with the Virtual Analyst
  • ADPOL - developed by Malvern Panalytical and DSM Resolve for accurate analysis of additives in polymers and plastics (F, Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Ca, Ti and Zn)
  • TOXEL - developed by Malvern Panalytical and DSM Resolve for accurate analysis of toxic heavy elements in polyethylene (Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Br, Cd, Ba, Hg and Pb)
  • RoHS - developed by Malvern Panalytical and DSM Resolve for accurate analysis of RoHS elements in polyolefins (Cr, Br, Cd, Hg and Pb)
Advanced software and unique application solutions

Upgrade packages to meet every challenge

The modular design of the Zetium platform allows optimization of the Polymers edition through the addition of upgrade packages that deliver tangible benefits:

  • SumXcore - for reduction in analysis times and identification of unexpected elements in production samples
  • Small Spot Mapping - ideal for the analysis of inorganic inclusions (catalysts, additives, etc.) for process troubleshooting
  • Speed & throughput - for faster sample analysis
  • Robustness & uptime - for tough environments
  • Flexibility - to accommodate sample size and type variations
  • Performance enhancement - for superior sensitivity
Upgrade packages to meet every challenge


Basic configuration highlights Configuration upgrades Benefits
One application of choice from: ADPOL
Additional applications of choice Unique reference materials to enable accurate elemental analysis of many functional additives, fillers and toxic elements like arsenic, cadmium and others
RoHS WEEE Unique reference materials to enable accurate elemental analysis for RoHS compliance testing and more
SST R 1 kW X-ray tube Maximum uptime with minimum monitor correction
3 or 4 kW X-ray tube Faster results and lower detection limits in the same measurement time
Curved crystals for faster results Up to 30% more intensity in the same measurement time
Shorter measurement time to achieve required limits
Ideal for analysis of functional additives containing phosphorus and sulfur
SumXcore Faster analysis, better accuracy
Flagging of unexpected elements
Simultaneous spectrum library building
Small spot mapping Unique compositional mapping with the SumXcore, for fast and accurate analysis
Fast elemental mapping of inclusions, unexpected colors and other sample artifacts


Standards (Reference materials)


Accurate elemental analysis by XRF of functional polymer additives


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Accurate elemental analysis of RoHS restricted materials


Accurate analysis by XRF of toxic elements in polymers and plastics

Sample Preparation

Fusion monitor

Quick and error-free proactive monitoring for your fusion instruments
Fusion monitor

Oxidizers and non-wetting agent

Claisse M4

The standard in sample preparation by fusion.
Claisse M4

Molds & crucibles

Molds and crucibles

Our platinum labware is made of 95 % platinum alloyed with 5 % gold
Molds and crucibles

Precious scrap metal policy

Selling your precious metal scrap can have a significant impact on your profits
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Super Q

SuperQ software is straightforward and makes Zetium and CubiX spectrometers accessible to administrators and routine operators.

Super Q


Omnian software enables users to achieve the best possible analysis when dedicated methods or certified standards do not exist.




Solutions to maximize the return on your investment

To assure that your instrument remains in top condition and performs on the highest level, Malvern Panalytical offers a wide range of services. Our expertise and support services assure an optimal functioning of your instrument.


Service for a lifetime

  • Phone and remote support
  • Preventive maintenance and checkups
  • Flexible Customer Care Agreements
  • Performance certificates
  • Hardware and software upgrades
  • Local and global support


Adding value to your processes 

  • Sample preparation development/optimization
  • Analytical methodologies 
  • Turnkey solutions for XRD 
  • Operations via IQ/OQ/PQ, quality assurance (GLP, ISO17025) or round robins/inter laboratory studies
  • Automation of lab processes
  • Consultancy services

Training and education

  • Training on-site or at our competence centers
  • Broad range of basic and advanced courses on products, applications and software

Analytical services and calibration materials

  • Expert (XRF) analyses services
  • Oxides and trace analysis
  • Customized calibration materials

The Zetium XRF by Malvern Panalytical is an awesome X-ray instrument! It is very easy to use, and easy to calibrate. It has a clear view panel so that you can see all of your samples running. You can run one sample or a series of samples at a time. The instrument is steady and so far has had very little drift. The support from Malvern Panalytical has been great. Phone support is very knowledgeable and on-site support have been helpful as well.

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