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Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)

A powerful, effective and accurate chemical analysis technique, which can be used to identify both trace amounts and major concentrations of elements within a sample. It uses liquid samples, therefore acid digestion of solid materials is often required. 

ICP-OES analysis utilises a plasma torch to vaporise fine droplets of the sample which are then analysed using the atomic emission to quantify the elements present in the sample.

Rubber Consultants use ICP-OES for quantitative elemental analysis (Al, Sb*, As*, Ba, Bi, B*, Cd, Ca, Cr, Co, Cu, Fe, Pb, Mg, Mn, Hg*, Ni, Se*, S*, Sn, Ti, V and Zn), semi-quantitative image scanning of elements, migration of certain elements, leachable and extractable elements analysis and silicone oil analysis.
*only for aqueous samples

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  • Determination of leached aluminium distearate in (pressurised metered dose inhalers) pMDIs
  • Determination of leached silicone oil in (pressurised metered dose inhalers ) pMDIs
  • Testing of toy materials according to BS EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021  standard (Safety of toys - Migration of certain elements) 
  • Determination of Cadmium in Balloons
  • Determination of Calcium in nasopharyngeal airway devices
  • Determination of Barium in paint samples
  • Determination of Zinc in Condoms
  • Determination of Lead and Zinc in Milk Liners
  • Determination of Subtances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
Susanna Mathys

Our Expert

Susanna Mathys

Email: SMathys@tarrc.co.uk or info@rubberconsultants.com