The Lab Services experts at Industrial Inspection & Analysis Lab Services have over 120 years of combined experience in this industry. We are committed to providing fast, accurate, relevant, and reliable testing. Ensuring products are safe and meet all regulations is the only way to protect consumers and your good reputation. Partnering with IIA’s Lab Services ensures safety and success. Chemical testing offers insight on what a product is made of and what a material consists of. It verifies whether the product meets a particular set of standards. Chemical testing also helps determine how well a product performs based on its intended use.
- What’s it made of?
- What’s in there that shouldn’t be?
- Does it meet requirements?
This test is used to determine what elements/compounds are in the material and can also determine how much of a particular element or compound is present. By testing a sample, IIA’s experts can identify the chemical composition of any alloy, polymer, or impurity.
With IIA’s regulatory and compliance testing, our experts will help ensure that products are certified and meet all applicable health and safety standards. This includes taking every precaution to ensure that regulated substances, such as lead, heavy metals, and phthalates, if present are in acceptable concentrations. This is an important step to avoiding product rejection or recall at its destination.
Trace Contamination Testing
Even when every pre-manufacturing step has been properly followed, there are times when contamination occurs during production. This could be in the form of a chemical, a residue or a foreign particle that enters during production. When this happens, we use trace contamination testing to identify and quantify what is present. This process helps lead to the source and cause of any contamination, which means the source can then be eliminated.
Our experts use this method to determine the composition of a metal and also of ores, slag, scrap, and much more. This test is also used to detect substances that can have a negative impact on the material’s strength and durability. Testing procedures consist of non-destructive and destructive methods, where a material can be broken down in order to identify its composition.
Is this polymer contaminated? Has it been recycled? Does it have an incorrect additive? We provide a complete deformulation to determine the base polymer as well as any organic and inorganic additives. We can identify if a polymer is contaminated with a different polymer, has the wrong additive, or has been recycled. Our tests provide useful knowledge for Reverse Engineering and ensuring you have the correct material.
Unknown Materials characterization
Is this material supposed to be there? Chemical analysis to provide answers regarding the presence of unknown residue, powder, contaminant, or other impurity. Given our decades of experience in this field, we can typically determine the material and sometimes its origin.
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Certifications and Guidelines
- ISO 17025:2017
- NADCAP AQS (AC7004)
- NADCAP Material Testing (MTL)