IMG_9049From time to time we all need to find an answer on a question like ” what is this material mfde off?”. You might need identify all components of your product for SDS preparation, or you just came across suspicious dust covering automotive parts delivered from overseas.

Regardless of what the problem is, LCS Laboratory will help you to identify your material.

We employ a classification-based approach, where an object of analysis undergoes a sequence of tests, where the choice of the next test depends on the result of the previous. Depending on the nature of your concern, some or all of the following tests will be performed:

  • We discuss your project with you in order to define what the concern is, and determine the possible origin of your sample.
  • Organic fraction is analysed for solvents by Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectral Detector (GCMS) and all volatile compounds are identified and quantified.
  • We establish morphology of your sample using PCM, PLM and compound microscopy.
  • Sample is split into organic and inorganic fractions.
  • Inorganic fraction is analysed for metal content by ICP and the concentrations of more than 20 metals are reported.
  • Inorganic fraction is analysed for ionic content by ion chromatography and the concentrations of 6 major ions is reported.IMG_8864
  • Inorganic fraction is analysed by XRF and XRD for major crystalline forms.
  • Organic fraction is analysed for PCB’s and PAH’s and any other compound of your choice.

At the end, the laboratory issues a formal report with all intermediate results and final conclusions.

Email us to discuss your project. When you call, be ready to disclose material composition, as we reserve the right to reject projects involving highly toxic, radioactive, and biological materials. Stay safe!!!!!