Maximizing the value of your analytical methods for your daily lab operation starts with ensuring the methods are setup a correctly and completely. Subsequently, the time spent on recurring method maintenance should be as small as possible.

For this reason Malvern Panalytical offers Complete Analysis Solutions, including full method implementation. Our specialists setup and integrate our analytical modules in your workflow and train your laboratory personnel on how to use them. Setup of optimized method validation and maintenance procedures is included as well.

The solutions listed below can be ordered as part of a new instrument or deployed on an already installed system. They enable you to benefit from the full potential our solutions offer, thereby maximizing the value of your investment.

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Elemental analysis

Standardless elemental analysis of a wide range of materials

Turnkey elemental analysis solution

When faced with fully unknown samples, or in cases where calibration standards or reference materials are not easily accessible or available at all, standardless XRF analysis is a valuable solution. Omnian is a highly advanced yet easy to use standardless analysis module, covering all elements from F to U. Quantitative results can be obtained for a wide variety of sample types like pressed powders, fused beads, loose powders and liquids. Important applications include elemental analysis of “one-of” samples, screening and failure analysis.

The Omnian Expertise Program

This Expertise program delivers a complete and ready to use standardless analysis solution for Malvern Panalytical WD XRF and benchtop EDXRF range systems. Processing parameter setup for various material types are included as well as a full validation and drift monitoring workflow. For Zetium, Axios or MagiX spectrometers the Fast Scan setup is included, enabling quantification across the full elemental range in less than 2 minutes. The Omnian setup can be refined for specific material types by including TAG set-up samples. Peak based measurements for enhanced quantification of traces and minors can be included on request.

Included:

  • Suite of Omnian set-up samples, drift monitor sample and Omnian SuperQ software license
  • Setup of the Omnian standardless analysis program, including processing parameters to handle many different material types
  • Fast Scan setup (Zetium, Axios or MagiX systems only)
  • Analysis validation and calibration maintenance procedure setup, including explanation how to use analysis quality indicators
  • Advice and consultation on efficient preparation of samples
  • User training and documentation

Optional

  • Optimizing accuracy for specific elements and materials using TAG samples
  • Use of peak measurement for enhanced quantification of minors and traces
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) for allowing fully automated QA/QC workflows for WD XRF systems*

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios or MagiX or Epsilon range system
  • Sample preparation equipment

Contact a specialist

* SPC is already included with Zetium systems

Geological and organic materials: high accuracy trace analysis

Turnkey solution for high accuracy trace analysis using XRF

Reliable trace element data is required to meet growing needs across a wide range of industry sectors like mineral exploration, soils and agricultural science and research geochemistry. Increasing worldwide legislation to control environmental pollution means that many industries are in need of reliable quantification of low elemental concentrations.

Trace element analysis is a challenge. The optimization of instrumentation, setting up robust measurement programs and proper data treatment are a few of the issues to be addressed by the analyst. The availability and selection of appropriate calibration standards is another important and commonly overlooked expense.

The Pro-Trace Expertise Program

Developed by highly experienced analysts, the Pro-Trace solution to trace element analysis is unique and unrivalled in the XRF market place. The Pro-Trace concept is founded on advanced algorithms addressing the specific challenges associated with determining low elemental concentrations. Additionally, expert knowledge embedded within the software covers the “what to measure” and “how to measure”.

Pro-Trace provides high accuracy quantification of 40 trace elements down to single digit ppm level or lower. The Pro-Trace solution contains a suite of specifically designed calibration setup samples and blank specimens. These setup samples are referenced against more than 200 international certified reference materials, providing major cost savings for laboratories that do not have such an extensive library of standards in-house.

The following materials can be analyzed:

  • Rocks and soils
  • Cement
  • Clinker
  • Fly ash
  • Limestone
  • Coal
  • Vegetation
  • Biomass

Included:

  • Suite of Pro-Trace calibration samples and SuperQ software license, drift monitor samples and 5 kg of binder
  • Setup of optimized analysis program and system calibration, enabling high quality trace analysis
  • Setup of methodology validation and calibration maintenance procedure
  • Advice and consultation on efficient preparation of samples as pressed powders
  • User training and documentation

Optional

  • Statistical Process Control for allowing fully automated QA/QC workflows for WD XRF systems*
  • Integration of the Pro-Trace solution into your standard operating procedures, including documentation and deployment at one or multiple sites

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios or MagiX
  • Sample preparation equipment and materials for pressed pellets

Contact our specialists

* SPC is already included with Zetium systems


Geological, mineralogical and related oxide materials


Turnkey solution for accurate elemental analysis for major and minor elements in a wide range of oxide materials

For process control, exploration, exploitation and quality control in industries such as mineral ores, geology, ceramics, bricks, cement and glass, accurate and frequent elemental analysis is essential. This helps optimize processes and assures product quality and consistency.

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy is an established analytical method for quantifying the elemental composition of oxide materials. XRF has important advantages, such as straightforward sample preparation, accurate and reproducible results and highly automated analysis. These reduce measurement times to a matter of minutes and prevent the need for highly skilled operators.

The WROXI Expertise Program

For accurate analysis, certified standards are essential. The WROXI solution contains a suite of standards produced from high-purity chemicals, allowing for highly accurate and traceable results. The WROXI solution set is suited for a wide range of oxide materials including: silicates, carbonates, phosphates, rocks soils, iron ores, manganese ores, cements etc. The WROXI approach is based on fused beads but can easily serve as reference method to which pressed pellet methods can be validated.

The following elements and concentration ranges are covered:

Compounds%Compounds%
Na2O0 - 58Mn3O40 - 80
MgO0 - 78Fe2O30 - 81
Al2O30 - 78NiO0 -12
SiO20 - 80CuO0 - 8
P2O50 - 40ZnO0 - 10
SO30 - 59SrO0 - 20
K2O0 - 40ZrO20 - 43
CaO0 - 80BaO0 - 43
TiO20 - 40HfO20 - 10
V2O50 - 10PbO0 - 10
Cr2O30 - 10

If required, the range of elements and concentrations can be extended to suit your specific needs. In addition to standards, the WROXI solution includes a complete methodology, from sample preparation to quality assurance workflow, to be used in combination with Malvern Panalytical’s WD XRF systems.

Included:

  • Suite of WROXI calibration samples, drift monitor sample, method setup templates
  • 1 kg of flux
  • Setup of optimized analysis program and system calibration, enabling best throughput and accurate results
  • Setup of method validation and calibration maintenance procedure
  • Advice on efficient preparation of samples as fused beads, including preparation recipe for WROXI; the actual bead preparation can be included as option
  • User training and documentation

Optional

  • Preparation of the beads by a Malvern Panalytical specialist using the fusion equipment used for routine analysis
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) for fully automated QA/QC workflows for WD XRF systems*
  • Integration of the WROXI solution into your standard operating procedures, including documentation and deployment at one or multiple sites
  • Tailoring of the WROXI standards and Application setup for specific materials
  • Certify in-house materials for pressed pellet calibrations, using the WROXI approach

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios or MagiX
  • Sample preparation equipment for fused beads

Contact our specialists

* SPC is already included with Zetium systems

Cement and related raw materials


Turnkey solution for accurate elemental analysis of cements, clinker, raw meal, limestone, clays and gypsum

For process control of a cement plant the elemental composition of raw materials, raw meal, clinker and cement needs to be measured accurately on a continuous basis. These analyses have direct consequences for production process parameters like feed speeds, kiln temperatures, grinding times etc. Optimizing these parameters minimizes production costs. Moreover, accurate analysis also assures product quality and consistency.

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy has become an established analytical method for quantifying the elemental composition of cement and cement-related materials. XRF delivers important advantages, such as straightforward sample preparation, accurate and reproducible results and highly automated analysis. XRF reduces measurement times to a matter of minutes and allows routine analysis to be carried out by factory operators.

The CEMOXI Expertise Program

For accurate analysis, certified standards are essential. The CEMOXI standards set, which is produced from and traceable to high-purity chemicals, provides very accurate concentrations. The CEMOXI standards set is suited to a wide variety of materials encountered in cement production. The CEMOXI approach is based on fused beads but can easily serve as reference method against which pressed pellet methods can be validated.

The following elements and concentration ranges are covered:

Compounds%
Na2O0 - 1.0
MgO0 - 6.0
Al2O30 - 10
SiO20 - 24
P2O50 - 0.5
SO30 - 59
K2O0 - 2.0
CaO(0-) 20 - 70
TiO20 - 1.0
Mn2O30 - 0.29
Fe2O30 - 7.0
ZnO0 - 0.25
SrO20 - 0.7

If required, the range of elements and concentration ranges can be extended to suit your specific needs. In addition to standards, the CEMOXI solution includes a complete methodology, from sample preparation to quality assurance workflow, to be used in combination with Malvern Panalytical’s XRF systems.

Included:

  • Suite of CEMOXI calibration samples, drift monitor sample, method setup templates
  • 1 kg of flux
  • Setup of optimized analysis program and system calibration, enabling best throughput and accurate results
  • Setup of methodology validation and calibration maintenance procedure
  • Advice on efficient preparation of samples as fused beads, including preparation recipe for CEMOXI; the actual bead preparation can be included as option
  • User training and documentation

Optional

  • Preparation of the beads using the fusion equipment used for routine analysis
  • Statistical Process Control for allowing fully automated QA/QC workflows for WD XRF systems*
  • Integration of the CEMOXI solution into your standard operating procedures, including documentation and deployment at one or multiple sites
  • Tailoring of the CEMOXI standards and Application setup for specific materials
  • Certify in-house materials for pressed pellet calibrations, using the CEMOXI approach

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios, MagiX or Epsilon range benchtop
  • Sample preparation equipment for fused beads

Metals: Ni, Fe and Co alloys


Turnkey solution for accurate elemental analysis of special steels, high-temperature alloys and superalloys

Special steels, high-temperature alloys and superalloys are used in a wide variety of high-performance components for their characteristics such as durability, hardness, temperature stability and corrosion resistance. The production of high-specification steels requires process and quality control with very strict tolerances. The challenges of analyzing a large variety of alloying elements with wide ranges of concentrations by XRF are well known to the metals industry. In particular, the required matrix corrections and the large number of reference materials required for high-quality results are generally a concern.

Expertise program for XRF analysis of Ni, Fe and Co based alloys

The NiFeCo Expertise program delivers a complete methodology from sample preparation to quality assurance for elemental analysis in NiFeCo based metals using XRF and covers stainless steel, high speed steel, tool steel, mild steel, nimonic steels, Inconel, high Mn steel and Ni alloy.

The following elements and concentration ranges are covered:

ElementConcentration range (wt%)Element

Concentration range (wt%)

Al0.01 – 6Cu0.01 – 30
Si0.01 – 2.4Y0.01 – 0.3
P0.01 – 0.3Zr0.01 – 0.4
S0.01 – 0.1Nb0.01 – 6.3
Ti0.01 - 4Mo0.01 – 21
V0.01 – 3Hf0.01 – 1.3
Cr0.01 – 24Ta0.01 – 7.2
Mn0.01 – 15W0.01 – 15
Fe0.01 – 78Re0.01 – 5.4
Co0.01 – 63Pt0.01 – 0.3
Ni0.01 – 64

In addition to standards, the program includes a complete methodology, from sample preparation to quality assurance, to be used with Malvern Panalytical’s XRF systems.

Included

  • 6 calibration setup samples, traceable to more than 120 CRMs, 2 drift monitor samples and method setup templates
  • Setup of optimized analysis program and system calibration, enabling best throughput and accurate results, as well as easy routine analysis by factory operators
  • Setup of calibration maintenance procedure
  • Advice on workflow optimization
  • Advice on efficient preparation of samples
  • User training and documentation

Optional

  • Statistical Process Control for WD XRF systems*, for setting up QA/QC workflows

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios, or MagiX WD XRF systems
  • Sample preparation equipment

Contact our specialists

* SPC is already included with Zetium systems

 

Metals: Cu alloys

 

‘Copper-base’ (Cu-base) is a term used to describe a range of alloys where Cu is the main component. To make the materials suitable for different applications (e.g. the manufacture of coinage, bells, a wide range of mechanical equipment and electrical wiring), Cu is normally alloyed with elements such as Sn, Zn, Ni, Al, and Pb. During the production process fast elemental analysis is needed to minimize errors in production and maximize production yield. 

Expertise program for XRF analysis of Cu alloys

The Cu-base Expertise program delivers a complete methodology from sample preparation to quality assurance for fast elemental analysis in Cu base metals using XRF, covering the analysis of bronze, aluminum bronze, phosphor bronze, leaded bronze, brass, alloyed brass and leaded brass.

The following elements and concentration ranges are covered:

ElementConcentration range (wt%)ElementConcentration range (wt%)
Mg< LLD – 0.3Ni0.007 – 33
Al< LLD – 13Cu54.4 – 96
Si< LLD – 0.6Zn0.013 – 43
P0.001 – 1As< LLD – 0.3
S0.0013 – 0.1Sn0.006 – 17
Cr0.0013 – 1Sb0.005 – 0.5
Mn< LLD – 2.3Pb0.005 – 21
Fe0.003 – 5.6Bi< LLD – 2
Co0.012 – 0.3

Note: If the certified concentration is lower than the LLD value, the term < LLD has been used to indicate the lower limit of the concentration range

In addition to standards, the program includes a complete methodology, from sample preparation to quality assurance, to be used with Malvern Panalytical’s XRF systems.

Included

  • 23 carefully selected certified reference samples, 2 drift monitor samples and method setup templates
  • Setup of optimized analysis program and system calibration, enabling best throughput and accurate results, as well as easy routine analysis by factory operators
  • Setup of calibration maintenance procedure
  • Advice on workflow optimization
  • Advice on efficient preparation of samples
  • User training and documentation

Optional

  • Statistical Process Control for WD XRF systems*, for setting up QA/QC workflows

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios, or MagiX WD XRF systems
  • Sample preparation equipment

Contact our specialists

* SPC is already included with Zetium systems

 

Metals: low alloy steels

 

Low alloy steels are widely used to produce pipes, automotive and aerospace bodies, railway lines and offshore and onshore structural engineering plates. High-strength low alloy steel is used due to its corrosion resistance properties. Low alloy steels typically contain less than 10% alloying elements (C, Mn, Cr, Ni, Mo, V and Si combined). Accurate and fast elemental analysis is a critical requirement during the production of steel.

Expertise program for XRF analysis of low alloy steels

The Low Alloy Steel (LAS) Expertise program delivers a complete methodology from sample preparation to quality assurance for elemental analysis using XRF and covers high-strength low alloys, high heat resistance steels (chromium-molybdenum steel), low temperature use steels, (nickel steels), weathering steels and high tensile strength steels. The method has been developed using a master calibration of more than 90 certified reference materials.

The following elements and concentration ranges are covered:

Element Concentration range (wt%)Element Concentration range (wt%)
C< LLD - 1.29Cu0.0013 - 0.66
Al< LLD - 0.3As0.0005 - 0.14
Si< LLD - 1.46Zr0.0015 - 0.2
P0.002 - 0.072Nb0.0004 - 0.3
S0.0009 - 0.089Mo0.002 - 1
Ti0.0005 - 0.31Sn0.001 - 0.24
V0.0006 - 0.52Sb0.0005 - 0.072
Cr0.0015 - 5.15Ta0.001 - 0.23
Mn0.0057 - 2W0.012 - 0.3
Co0.0012 - 0.3Pb< LLD - 0.024
Ni0.002 - 4.45

Note: If the certified concentration is lower than the LLD value, the term < LLD has been used to indicate the lower limit of the concentration range

This Expertise program includes a complete methodology, from sample preparation to quality assurance, to be used with Malvern Panalytical’s XRF systems.

Included

  • 4 monitor samples for drift correction and sample preparation correction, together with method setup templates
  • Setup of optimized analysis program and system calibration using 6 transfer samples traceable to more than 90 CRMs, enabling best throughput and accurate results, as well as easy routine analysis by factory operators
  • Setup of calibration maintenance procedure
  • Advice on workflow optimization
  • Advice on efficient preparation of samples
  • User training and documentation

NOTE: transfer samples will be made available for calibration, these samples are to be returned to Malvern Panalytical.

Optional

  • Statistical Process Control for WD XRF systems*, for setting up QA/QC workflows

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios, or MagiX WD XRF systems
  • Sample preparation equipment

Contact our specialists

* SPC is already included with Zetium systems

 

Lubrication oils: wear metal analysis

Turnkey solution for accurate analysis of wear metals in lubrication oils

The appearance of wear metals in lubricating oils is a significant indicator of component wear or contamination. Accurate XRF analysis of trace elements in oil, and monitoring their levels over time, helps optimize preventive maintenance programs. The data can be used for an early detection of potentially expensive failures, this way reducing repair costs and increasing safety margins.

Expertise program for XRF analysis of wear metals in lubrication oils

The following elements and concentration ranges are covered by the Wear Metals Expertise program:

ElementsppmElementsppm
Ag0 - 500Mo0 - 500
Al0 - 2000Na0 - 500
Ba0 - 2000Ni0 - 500
Ca0 - 5000P0 - 2000
Cd0 - 500Pb0 - 500
Cr0 - 500Sb0 - 500
Cu0 - 400S0 - 500
Fe0 - 500Sn0 - 500
K0 - 500Ti0 - 500
Mg0 - 3000V0 - 500
Mn0 - 500Zn0 - 2000

In addition to standards, the program includes a complete methodology, from sample preparation to quality assurance, to be used with Malvern Panalytical’s XRF systems.

Included:

  • Suite of calibration standards as required for the norm(s) including validation sample
  • P-1 or P-2 cups and assembly tool and pre-cut Mylar foils, sufficient for calibration and validation
  • Setup of optimized analysis program and system calibration, enabling best throughput and accurate results, allowing routine analysis by factory operators
  • Setup of methodology validation and calibration maintenance procedure
  • Advice on sample preparation best practices workflow optimization
  • User training and documentation

Optional

  • Statistical Process Control for setting up QA/QC workflows*
  • Integration of the Wear Metal method into your standard operating procedures, including documentation and deployment at one or multiple sites

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios or MagiX WD XRF systems, equipped to run liquid samples, or an Epsilon 3 or higher range system
  • Oil-Trace module for SuperQ or Epsilon software, which corrects for variations in the oxygen to hydrocarbon ratio of samples, allowing best accuracy and use of a single calibration for multiple matrices

Contact our specialists

* SPC is already included with Zetium systems

 

Lubricating oils: analysis according to ASTM D6443 and D4927

 

Turnkey solution for analysis of additives in lubricating oils

Almost all commercial oils contain chemical additives to enhance their performance for a particular application. The ASTM D6443 and ASTM D4927 international standard test methods are used to determine if the oils, additives, and additive packages meet specification. These methods employ wavelength dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (WD XRF) and mathematical matrix corrections procedures. XRF is an excellent method for multi-elemental analysis as it provides cost-effective, precise and accurate data and fast data acquisition. Individual calibrations can be used for months, avoiding time-consuming and costly recalibration. Especially for liquids, the sample preparation is simple and the analysis does not require highly skilled lab personnel.

Expertise Program for XRF analysis of additives in lubricating oil according to ASTM D6443 and D4927

This Expertise program delivers a complete methodology to establish norm compliance and covers all aspects from sample preparation to quality assurance. Customers can choose to request a quote for either one or both norms to be covered in the program. The following elements and concentration ranges are covered:

D4927 D6443
Elementsppm Elementsppm
Ba0 - 0.04Ca0 - 0.4
Mg0 - 0.08Mg0 - 0.2
P0 - 0.25P0 - 0.25
S0 - 2.5S0 - 1.0
Si0 - 0.18Cl0 - 0.2
Cl0 - 0.2Zn0 - 0.25
Ca0 - 0.5Cu0 - 0.4
Mo0 - 0.05
Zn0 - 0.25

Included:

  • Suit of calibration standards for D4927 and/or D6443 including validation sample
  • P-1 or P-2 cups and assembly tool and pre-cut Mylar foils, sufficient for calibration and validation
  • Setup of optimized application setup and calibration for accurate analysis of the range of elements in concentration ranges as given in the table above
  • Setup of methodology validation and calibration maintenance procedure
  • Advice on sample preparation best practices and workflow optimization
  • User training and documentation

Optional

  • Statistical Process Control for setting up QA/QC workflows*
  • Software: Oil-Trace, which corrects for variations in the oxygen to hydrocarbon ratio of samples, allowing best accuracy and use of a single calibration for multiple matrices

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios or MagiX (Pro) sequential spectrometers, equipped to run liquids

Contact our specialists

* SPC is already included with Zetium systems

 

Oils sand fuels: sulfur analysis according to ISO 20884 and ASTM 2622

 

Turnkey solution for accurate analysis of sulfur in petroleum products

Crude oil contains typically between 0.5 and 5 % sulfur. Environmental considerations require emissions from petroleum products derived from these crude oils to contain limited levels of sulfur. The sulfur content of both intermediary and end-products (fuels, oils, gasolines) needs to be accurately controlled according to test methods such as ASTM 2622 and ISO20884. These employ wavelength dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (WD XRF) and mathematical matrix corrections procedures.

XRF is an excellent method for determination of sulfur in petroleum products as it provides cost-effective, precise and accurate data and fast data acquisition. Individual calibrations can be used for months, avoiding time-consuming and costly recalibration. Especially for liquids, the sample preparation is simple and the analysis does not require highly skilled lab personnel.

Expertise program for XRF analysis of Sulfur in petroleum products according to ISO 20884 and ASTM 2622

This Expertise program delivers a complete methodology to establish norm compliance and covers all aspects from sample preparation to quality assurance. Customers can choose to request a quote for either one or both norms to be covered in the program. Customer can opt for the Oil-Trace package, which corrects for variations in the oxygen to hydrocarbon ratio of samples, allowing best accuracy and use of a single calibration for multiple matrices. Oil-Trace is strongly recommended for fuels. The following elements and concentration ranges are covered:

ASTM 2622 (Oils or fuels)
S0 - 100 ppm
or 
S0.03 - 1 %
or 
S1 - 5 %
 
ISO20884 (Diesel fuels)
S0 - 500 ppm

Included:

  • Suite of calibration standards as required for the norm(s), validation sample, low and high intensity monitoring sample
  • P-1 or P-2 cups and assembly tool and pre-cut Mylar foils, sufficient for calibration and validation
  • Setup of optimized application setup and calibration for accurate analysis of the range of elements in concentration ranges as given in the table above
  • Setup of methodology validation and calibration maintenance procedure
  • Advice on sample preparation best practices and workflow optimization
  • User training and documentation

Optional

  • Statistical Process Control for setting up QA/QC workflows*
  • Software: Oil-Trace, which corrects for variations in the oxygen to hydrocarbon ratio of samples, allowing best accuracy and use of a single calibration for multiple matrices.

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios or MagiX WD XRF systems, equipped to run liquid samples
  • Oil-Trace module for SuperQ, which corrects for variations in the oxygen to hydrocarbon ratio of samples, allowing best accuracy and use of a single calibration for multiple matrices

Contact our specialists

* SPC is already included with Zetium systems

Polymers and plastics: analysis of additives and fillers

 

Turnkey solution for accurate elemental analysis of additives and fillers in polymers

Additives and fillers are routinely added to plastics during manufacture to enhance or suppress specific properties. Accurate elemental analysis ensures tight control of these expensive chemicals during polymer production.

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy is an established analytical method for quantifying the concentrations of additives and fillers. Being a nondestructive technique, XRF delivers important advantages compared to other methods. Sample preparation is straightforward, with no dissolution required. Measurement results are accurate and reproducible. Time-consuming and costly re-standardizations are unnecessary while the results remain consistent over long periods, saving time and money. Automated analysis reduces measurement times to a matter of minutes and efficient sample preparation methods support high throughput. User-friendly software allows routine analysis to be carried out by factory operators.

Expertise program for XRF analysis of additives and fillers in polymers and plastics

This Expertise program delivers a complete methodology from sample preparation to quality assurance for elemental analysis in polyolefins (all kinds of PP and PE, including iPP, HDPE, LDPE, mPE, ULMWPE etc.). It can be applied to Zetium, Axios, MagiX or Epsilon range systems.

The following elements and concentration ranges are covered:

Elementsppm
F0 - 270
Na0 - 190
Mg0 - 560
Al0 - 400
Si0 - 800
P0 - 90
S0 - 100
Ca0 - 200
Ti0 - 110
Zn0 - 200

Included

  • Suite of ADPOL calibration standards covering the elements and concentration ranges listed above
  • Setup of optimized analysis program and system calibration, enabling best throughput and accurate results, as well as easy routine analysis by factory operators
  • Setup of calibration maintenance procedure
  • Advice on workflow optimization
  • Advice on efficient preparation of samples, including hot pressing
  • User training and documentation

Optional

  • Statistical Process Control for WD XRF systems*, for setting up QA/QC workflows

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios, or MagiX WD XRF systems, equipped to run liquid samples, or an Epsilon range system
  • Sample preparation equipment

Contact our specialists

* SPC is already included with Zetium systems

 

Polymers and plastics: analysis of toxic elements

Turnkey solution for accurate analysis of toxic heavy elements in polymers

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy is a powerful technique for both process control and regulatory compliance in the polymers and plastics industry. Reliable monitoring of the concentration of remaining catalysts helps to accurately control the polymerization process and ensures the maximum allowable concentration for several restricted elements is not exceeded.

XRF delivers important advantages compared to other elemental analysis techniques. Sample preparation is straightforward, with no dissolution required. Measurements are non-destructive and results are accurate and reproducible. Time-consuming and costly re-standardizations are unnecessary and the resultant data are consistent over long periods, saving time and money. Automated analysis reduces measurement times to a matter of minutes and efficient sample preparation methods support high throughput. User-friendly software allows routine analysis to be carried out by factory operators.

Expertise program for XRF analysis of toxic elements in polymers and plastics

This Expertise program delivers a complete methodology from sample preparation to quality assurance for elemental analysis in polyolefins (all kinds of PP and PE, including iPP, HDPE, LDPE, mPE, ULMWPE etc.). It can be applied to Zetium, Axios, MagiX or Epsilon range systems. The following elements and concentration ranges are covered:

Elementsppm
Cr0 - 22
Ni0 - 11
Cu0 - 25
Zn0 - 5
As0 - 6
Br0 - 160
Cd0 - 30
Ba0 - 600
Hg0 - 5
Pb0 - 22

Included

  • Suite of TOXEL calibration standards covering the elements and concentration ranges listed above
  • Setup of optimized analysis program and system calibration, enabling best throughput and accurate results, as well as easy routine analysis by factory operators
  • Setup of calibration maintenance procedure
  • Advice on workflow optimization
  • Advice on efficient preparation of samples, including hot pressing
  • User training and documentation

Optional

  • Statistical Process Control for WD XRF systems*, for setting up QA/QC workflows

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios or MagiX WD XRF systems, equipped to run liquid samples, or an Epsilon range system
  • Sample preparation equipment

Contact our specialists

* SPC is already included with Zetium systems

 

Polymers and plastics: analysis of RoHS restricted elements

Turnkey solution for accurate analysis of RoHS restricted elements (Cr, Br, Cd, Hg and Pb) in polymers

Manufacturers of plastics and polymers are obliged to meet RoHS regulations and ASTM F2617-08 international standards. This legislation defines the maximum allowable concentration for several restricted elements. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy is a powerful technique for proving regulatory compliance in the polymers industry.

XRF delivers important advantages compared to other elemental analysis techniques. Sample preparation is straightforward, with no dissolution required. Measurements are non-destructive and results are accurate and reproducible. Time-consuming and costly re-standardizations are unnecessary and the resultant data are consistent over long periods, saving time and money. Automated analysis reduces measurement times to a matter of minutes and efficient sample preparation methods support high throughput. User-friendly software allows routine analysis to be carried out by factory operators.

Expertise program: for XRF analysis of RoHS elements in Polymers and plastics

This Expertise program delivers a complete methodology from sample preparation to quality assurance for elemental analysis in polyolefins (all kinds of PP and PE, including iPP, HDPE, LDPE, mPE, ULMWPE etc.). It can be applied to Zetium, Axios, MagiX or Epsilon range systems. The following elements and concentration ranges are covered:

Elementsppm
As0 - 145
Br0 - 980
Cl0 - 1075
Cd0 - 250
S0 - 590
Pb0 - 1030
Cr0 - 970
Sb0 - 345
Hg0 - 480
Sn0 - 180
Zn0 - 980

Included

  • Suite of RoHS/WEEE calibration standards covering the elements and concentration ranges listed above
  • Setup of optimized analysis program and system calibration, enabling best throughput and accurate results, as well as easy routine analysis by factory operators
  • Setup of calibration maintenance procedure
  • Advice on workflow optimization
  • Advice on efficient preparation of samples, including hot pressing
  • User training and documentation

Optional

  • Statistical Process Control for WD XRF systems*, for setting up QA/QC workflows

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical XRF spectrometer: Zetium, Axios or MagiX WD XRF systems, equipped to run liquid samples, or an Epsilon range system
  • Sample preparation equipment

Contact our specialists

* SPC is already included with Zetium systems

Phase analysis

Mineralogical analysis in mining, metals and building materials

Turnkey solution for accurate mineralogical analysis

Mineralogical analysis of ores, metals and cement are key for cost-effective, green and constant quality production. X-ray diffraction is a powerful tool that directly probes the mineralogy of the final product and its intermediates. X-ray diffraction is easy-to-use, fully automatable and results are user independent. Further, it is a fast technique, accurate and results are highly reproducible.

Expertise program for mineralogical analysis with XRD

This Expertise program delivers a complete methodology for routine mineralogical analysis for customers in the mining, metals and cement segment. The methods are tailored to customer specific materials. The methodology can be applied to Aeris, CubiX3, Empyrean and X’Pert3 Powder systems.

Included

  • Setup of optimized methods tailored to customer specific materials, enabling best throughput and accurate results, as well as easy routine analysis by factory operators
  • RoboRiet license
  • Advice on workflow optimization
  • Advice on efficient preparation of samples
  • User training and documentation

Prerequisites

  • Malvern Panalytical X-ray diffractometer: Aeris, CubiX3, Empyrean or X’pert3 powder
  • Sample preparation equipment