First-Party Testing for Heavy Metals
XRF technology is sold and supported for the detection and quantification of various heavy metals, including Pb, As, Sb, Cd, Cr (Hexavalent), and Br for banned flame retardants. XRF can also be used to speed FTIR testing for Orthophthalates by selecting out PVCs for testing by detecting Cl content.
First-Party Testing for Orthophthalates (OP)
FTIR equipment is sold and supported for the detection and quantification of OP in PVC and PUR via unique calibration algorithms. Reach-back service with ongoing algorithm improvement is a basic service. For customers interested in exploring the full power of our 3-bounce Diamond ATR instrument, we can develop custom calibrations for full polymer QA testing and material monitoring.
Compliance Program, Deploying First-Party Testing
Using First-Party testing with either XRF or FTIR, Actus staff helps the customer develop a QA program based upon screening methodology, the inclusion of intermittent Third-party test data, root cause analysis, and manufacturing/material supply problem resolution.
Full Polymer QA Program, Deploying First-Party Testing
For customers interested in exploring the full power of our 3-bounce Diamond ATR instrument, we can develop custom calibrations for full polymer QA testing and material monitoring.
Reachback Calibration Service for FTIR
Even an FTIR with the sensitivity of the Actus/Agilent 4500a, an FTIR, is only as good as the calibration method - algorithm - which provides the analysis of the signal collected. Essentially using an extensive database of previously collected spectra as a baseline to testing, the algorithm can be continuously developed to improve both detection sensitivity and quantitative accuracy.
What if you didn't call us soon enough, and you are now facing a CPSIA recall, a Prop 65 60-day notice, or a RoHS compliance hold? Don't worry – Actus has you covered. We can come in and negotiate the proper corrective actions with all stakeholders, determine the cause of failure, and institute programs for the prevention/elimination of future problems.