At a glance: chemical analytics at quality analysis
Your major advantage: at Quality Analysis you profit from a comprehensive spectrum of chemical analytics. We analyse organic and inorganic substances using various analytical methods and systems in the areas of microscopy, spectroscopy, chromatographie, thermal analyses and wet-chemical analytics.
- Qualitative and quantitative analysis of inorganic and organic substances
- Identification of materials, substances, liquids, fibres and very small particles (from 1 µm) using Raman & FTIR spectroscopy
- Verification and identification of chemical-filmic, ionic and particulate contamination
- Analysis of the thermal decomposition behaviour and the material composition of plastic samples (TGA/DSC)
- Analysis, identification and quantification of plastics, decomposition products or residual monomers, additives and filler material
- Analysis of organic compounds by means of gas chromatography (GC) with mass spectrometer (MS) or flame ionisation detector (FID)
- Identification and quantification of highly volatile organic compounds using headspace analysis (headspace GC)
- Qualitative and quantitative assessment of ionic compounds in liquids (IC)
- Determination of the water content of samples using Karl Fischer titration (KFT)
- Analysis of water-mixed cooling lubricants, cooling water, process water and cleaning baths
We have the right analytical method for every measuring task
Gas chromatography (headspace gc)
Using headspace analysis, we identify and quantify highly volatile organic compounds. For this purpose only the headspace over a sample is analysed, not the sample as a whole. The substances in the vapour are analysed using GC-MS/GC-FID.
Ion chromatography (ic)
Ion chromatography is a sensitive method for the verification of ions in liquids. The individual ions are detected in a conductivity measuring cell after separation. Combination with other detector systems such as a UV/VIS detector and postcolumn derivatisation makes possible additional analysis options (HPLC).
Using thermogravimetric analysis, we quantify the composition of a material, e.g. the polymer and plasticiser content as well as the filler material content and the residual mass. For the exact identification and quantification of decomposition products released and volatile components, we couple TGA with FTIR spectroscopy and GC-MS.
Differential scanning calorimetry (dsc)
Based on differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), we determine parameters for the characterisation of the thermal properties of your material, e.g. glass transition temperature and melting point, enthalpies, degree of crystallinity, as well as the specific heat capacity.
Karl fischer titration (kft)
Using Karl Fischer titration (KFT), we determine the exact water content in analysis samples. The results of this method are independent of the type of sample as well as the presence of other volatile components and are available in a very short time.
By means of RAMAN spectroscopy, we identify inorganic and organic substances, liquids, fibres and very small particles. The spectrum acquired is compared to our comprehensive material databases.
Using FTIR spectroscopy we identify, among others, plastics, fibres and very small particles straightforwardly and quickly. Both methods provide a spectrum that characterises the specific vibration of a molecule, a "molecular fingerprint" so to speak.
Scanning electron microscopy (sem-edx)
For the characterisation of the chemical element composition of materials and residues, we use energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX).
Combustion ion chromatography (CIC)
Combustion ion chromatography (CIC) extends the range of applications of ion chromatography to combustible samples of all kinds (solid, liquid, gaseous). The priority here is the rapid and reliable determination of individual halogens and sulphur. CIC is also recommended for PFAS analysis, quality control of raw materials, intermediate and end products as well as for testing the absence of halogens and for checking official requirements (RoHs/WEEE/IEC 60502-1).
Applications for chemical analytics
Highly precise measurement and analytical methods
Added value at quality analysis
You receive from us precise measurement results, even at short notice. We have both the necessary personnel and a large number of analysis systems for chemical analytics.
Variety of analyses
We analyse organic and inorganic substances using various analytical methods in the areas of microscopy, spectroscopy, chromatography, thermal and wet-chemical analytics.
Our acclaimed technical facilities are equipped to suit your needs. We have the right system for every analysis task. We rely on market leaders such as Renishaw, Bruker, Agilent, Metrohm, Netzsch, Hach, as well as many others.
The accreditation of our inspection methods and measuring rooms signifies for you certainty, dependability and objectivity.
Analysis systems with wide range of possible applications:
In numerous sectors and areas, chemical analytics is an ideal basis for informed decisions, improved processes and error-free product development. It provides detailed knowledge and results related to material and component characteristics, for example in
- Medical technology
- Automotive industry
- Foodstuff analytics
- Environmental analytics
We make every effort to implement your analysis task in our laboratory in the best possible manner. Our thinking is orientated on solutions and we place our emphasis on excellent service and advice, without compromises.
Accredited test laboratory
for chemical analytics
Chemical and physico-chemical analytics (CHA) of plastics and elastomers to determine thermal properties and composition, identification and quantification of organic and inorganic substances, materials, residues, deposits and contaminants using FT-lR and energy dispersive (EDX) spectroscopy are accredited by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. Furthermore, all our other specialist areas have also been accredited.
You can read more about the advantages our accreditation offers you here:
Frequently asked questions about chemical analytics (faq)
What is chemical analytics?
Chemical analytics or analytical chemistry addresses the identification (qualitative analysis) and quantification (quantitative analysis) of chemical substances. For this purpose there is an enormous variety of different methods, ranging from GC-MS to Karl Fischer titration, using which samples are analysed. In general the analytical methods can be differentiated into wet-chemical and instrumental methods.
What are wet-chemical analytical methods?
All methods during which the analysis of the analyte is only undertaken using wet-chemical methods are termed wet-chemical analytical methods, or in other words: no instruments are used for these methods. However, the term "wet-chemical" can be confusing because liquid chemicals are not used for every method. For example, the analysis of analytes using test papers (e.g. pH value) is a wet-chemical analytical method, even though only the analyte is a liquid. During the detection of metal ions using flame colouration, liquids play no role whatsoever, nevertheless this is a wet-chemical method.
What are instrumental analytics?
The term instrumental analytics refers to all methods in analytical chemistry during which instruments are used to analyse the analyte. The number of methods used in a modern chemical laboratory is enormous. Spectroscopic methods are often used, here the absorption of electromagnetic waves permits conclusions to be drawn about the composition of the analyte, or chromatography where a compound is separated into its different components and the composition of the sample determined based on the migration velocity of these components through a medium.
Where is chemical analytics used?
The applications are as varied as the methods used for the analytics. A very well-known field is the analysis of drinking water or the analysis of sewage as part of environmental analytics. Foodstuffs, cosmetics and other consumer products, which can be harmful for the health if contaminated with harmful substances or if the concentration of a specific substance is too high, must be regularly tested during quality control. As a rule, manufacturers task independent test laboratories with appropriate certification to undertake these tests.
the right partner
for chemical analytics
What can we measure and analyse for you?
We would be pleased to advise you about the numerous possibilities and combined analytical methods. The goal: the best, most cost-effective and most efficient analysis of your component.