Chemical Testing and Analysis

Chemical Testing and Analysis

Expert chemical testing and analysis services including composition analysis, trace contamination detection, metals testing, identification of unknowns and regulatory testing

Chemical testing and analysis is vital for regulatory compliance and to understand the quality and composition of chemical substances and materials that are used in products, industrial processes and manufacturing. Specialist industry knowledge, and expertise in applying the most relevant methodology are the keys to successful chemical testing. Advanced analytical instrumentation or a combination of techniques is necessary to solve problems or determine composition.
We provide advanced research and testing expertise, and operate under ISO 17025, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and other recognized industry standards. We perform testing protocols according to standard methodologies (ISO, EN, BS, ASTM, DIN, etc.) and are experts in developing tailored analytical methods and performing method validation for specific testing applications.
We have over 20 years of chemical testing and analysis experience, and we apply our Total Quality Assurance expertise to virtually any industry sector from specialty chemicals, nanomaterials, petrochemicals, dyes & detergents, automotive, agrichemical to pharmaceutical and consumer products. 
Chemical Composition Analysis
Our chemical composition analysis utilizes a combination of techniques that can cover a wide range of applications, and which determine chemical quality, identity, composition and impurities, with molecular structure elucidation and chemical structure confirmation provided by state of the art expertise.
Chemical Trace Analysis
Chemical trace analysis is often complex. Our trace chemical testing services include trace metals analysis and organic compounds with detection down to trace and ultra-trace ranges, even for complex sample matrices. Chemical residues testing includes analysis, detection and identification of residues and this expertise is regularly deployed to solve industry problems. We also perform Extractables and Leachables (E&L) studies to quantify potential leachable impurities that originate from pharmaceutical container closures, process equipment, and medical device packaging.

Elemental Analysis
Using a wide range of elemental analysis techniques, our scientists can identify and quantify the elemental composition of chemical samples and compounds. Sample types include organic and inorganic analysis, aqueous, non-aqueous materials and metals.Our experts use a variety of techniques, from semi-quantitative to fully quantitative methods, to identify and quantify the elemental composition. Our analyses of chemicals and materials are used for manufacturing quality control, reverse engineering and failure investigations. 

Contamination Detection and Analysis
Resolving chemical contamination requires a rapid response. Intertek uses advanced laboratory instrumentation to quickly identify and troubleshoot contamination issues. 
Materials Testing and Analysis
Backed by years of industry experience, we provide expert testing for a diverse range of materials including but not limited to polymers, plastics, metals, ceramics and paper.

Chemical analysis of metal alloys
Our experts use a variety of techniques, from semi-quantitative to fully quantitative methods, to identify and quantify the elemental composition of a metal alloy. Our chemical analysis of metals is used for manufacturing quality control, reverse engineering and failure investigations.

Chemicals Regulatory Compliance Testing
A wide range of chemical analysis capabilities is available to ensure that products are compliant with regulations such as REACH and other global chemical notification  requirements and ROHS. For some industries such as agrichemical or pesticides or pharmaceuticals, our laboratories can perform analysis under specific regulatory and quality guidelines such as Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) or Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

Chemical Testing Applications and Problem Solving
Product Deformulation – provide specific information about ingredients in products
Residue Analysis – determine causes of discolorations, stains, corrosion deposits
Defect Analysis and Identification
Comparison of Good vs. Bad Lots of Materials
Failure Analysis – explore reasons for failures of metals and polymers
Method Development – creation of new methods to solve client problems
Regulatory Compliance – helping you to meet any and all regulatory standards
Litigation Support – aiding in successful resolution of disputes
Analytical and Technical Consulting Services – advisory services for laboratory, analytical, testing and regulatory challenges
By partnering with Intertek, our world-class laboratories and scientists can support your unique chemical testing and analysis requirements, and help you to comply with regulatory and safety requirements.
Chemical Testing and Analysis Applications:
Polymer and Plastics Chemical Testing
Chemical Testing and Analysis of Packaging Materials
Chemical Testing for Consumer Goods
Industrial Chemicals Testing
Chemicals Testing for Aerospace & Automotive
Biocide and Chemical Testing
Specialty Chemicals Analysis
Paper Industry Chemical and Microscopic Analysis



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