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One of the principal analytical techniques for identifying polymers is infrared (IR) spectroscopy. We deliver a family of advanced instruments, from the Spotlight 200i and Spotlight 400 IR imaging systems to the portable, fast, and easy-to-use Spectrum Two IR system, all outfitted with ready-made protocols, a materials library, and unique Spectrum Touch software. These are the instruments of choice for researchers involved in the identification and quantification of synthetic polymer microbeads, as well as for analyzing other compounds in water – everything from visible plastic to below-100 µm microplastics.

An important factor in identifying the source of a microplastic particle is the additives used to enhance polymer performance. A common technique is thermal analysis or pyrolysis, combined with GC/MS for high-sensitivity analysis of polymers and their organic additives (as well as characterization of particles below 100 µm). ICP-MS analysis is also used for identification and analysis of inorganic additives in the plastic.

Typical applications in microplastic particle characterization include:

  • Polymer identification and quantitation
  • Organic additive identification in polymers
  • Inorganic additive identification in polymers

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NexION 1000 ICP-MS

NexION 1000 ICP Mass Spectrometer

The NexION® 1000 ICP-MS is the ideal high-throughput system for routine, multi-elemental, trace-level analyses that meet regulatory standards – and that works within your budget. It features a host of proprietary technologies that combine to deliver exceptional speed and operational simplicity, making your lab more efficient than ever before.
NexION 2000B ICP-MS Front Elevated

NexION 2000 ICP Mass Spectrometer

PerkinElmer’s NexION® 2000 is the most versatile ICP-MS on the market, featuring an array of unique technologies that combine to deliver the highest performance no matter what your analytical challenge. Discover the effortless versatility of an instrument that makes it easy to handle any sample matrix, any interference, and any particle size.

PerkinElmer received on April 11, 2018 the Application Award from LaborPraxis in the category Bio and Pharma Analysis for the NexION 2000 ICP-MS. We were awarded this prize during analytica 2018 in Munich, Germany, in acknowledgment of a new technique enabling users to quantify the amount of metal in an individual cell for the first time.
Spotlight 400 FT-IR Imaging System

Spotlight 400 FT-IR Imaging System

Spotlight IR microscope systems are designed to meet the challenges of an expanding laboratory by generating high-quality, reproducible data from a variety of sample types. The Spotlight 400 FT-IR Imaging System combines high sensitivity and rapid imaging with ease-of-use. The ability to image large sample areas rapidly at high spatial resolution extends FT-IR microscopy into new applications.
TGA 4000 N5370210

TGA 4000 System, 100-240V/50-60Hz

The TGA 4000 is designed with a compact ceramic furnace, which provides the temperature control you need for accurate results. Its rugged design is also corrosion resistant for the applications flexibility you need today and tomorrow.

TGA 8000

Our TGA 8000™ Thermogravimetric analyzer gives you complete control over your sample environment and delivers high throughput and reliability, even unattended. Plus, advanced hyphenation technology works beautifully with FT-IR, MS, GC/MS, and other systems for better understanding of evolved gases. 
Spectrum Two IR Spectrometer

Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer

Easy to use, powerful, compact and robust – Spectrum Two is the FT-IR spectrometer of choice for everyone, everywhere. With fully integrated, robust universal sampling for trouble-free measurements and portability options, Spectrum Two is ideal for use in both laboratory and remote testing environments. Ideally suited to everyday analysis, you can confidently perform fast, accurate IR analysis and assure the quality of your materials across a wide range of applications.
Clarus 590

Clarus 590 GC

With its new high performance features, our robust Clarus® 590 GC offers improved sensitivity, reduced carryover and is easy to use and maintain. Designed with the same innovative features of the Clarus 690 GC, you have the most versatile sample handling options to choose from. Our comprehensive, industry-leading TurboMatrix solutions include options for headspace (HS), manual and automated thermal desorption (TD, ATD) and a flexible MultiPrep Autosampler for liquid sampling and SPME.
Frontier MIR/NIR + SP10 STD

Frontier MIR Spectrometer

Choose the Frontier range of Fourier Transform IR spectrometers for superior spectroscopic performance in demanding applications. Powerful and adaptable, the Frontier meets all your current analysis needs and can be expanded as your research goals evolve. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral quality to ensure best-in-class sensitivity. This configurable platform provides dependable and consistent operation through years of service.

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DSC 6000

The DSC 6000 gives you all the advantages of the DSC 4000 and more. Designed for research application, it comes with Modulated Temperature DSC (MT-DSC) technology for easier data interpretation and new capabilities for product development.

DSC 4000 System, 100-240V/50-60Hz

The DSC 4000 offers dependable performance and quality results. This single-furnace, heat flux DSC is designed to run all your routine applications and includes an easy-to-load vertical furnace that is resistant to oxygen and chemical corrosion.
Clarus 690 GC

Clarus 690 GC

Designed for fast-paced, high-volume laboratories that need to increase analytical cycle times, the Clarus 690 GC provides superior sensitivity, capacity, and throughput – with flexibility to handle more. Our industry-leading portfolio of TurboMatrix options include headspace (HS), manual and automated thermal desorption (TD, ATD) and MultiPrep Autosampler solutions.

Spotlight 200i FT-IR Microscopy System

Spotlight 200i FTIR Microscope System is a high-performance microscopy platform, designed to generate high-quality, reproducible data from a variety of sample types.
Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS

Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS

Our Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS offers unsurpassed sensitivity and unparalleled stability for identification and quantitation of volatile and semi-volatile compounds (VOC and SVOC). It's designed to deliver high throughput, rugged dependability, and great results. Plus, with our patented SMARTsource (for both EI and CI), maintenance is easy.
SpectrumIMAGE

SpectrumIMAGE

Controller for PerkinElmer Spotlight IR Imaging systems, featuring highly automated microscope control and IR image analysis functions. SpectrumIMAGETM seamlessly integrates all imaging and microscope functions, minimizing set-up time to provide extremely fast operation.
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Spectrum 10 Software

Spectrum Touch software provides a simplified, easy-to-use interface for running a pre-designed application (App) to perform a specific analysis. It is particularly suitable for using with touch-sensitive screens. The Touch Apps are created using Spectrum 10 and Spectrum Touch Developer. The screens are highly customizable and can be tailored to suit the particular analysis being performed

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