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Intertek Allentown

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, US

About Intertek Allentown

Intertek Allentown, an ISO 17025 facility, focuses on custom analytical testing. We offer a suite of specialized instrumentation to conduct analyses across various industries including medical device, pharmaceutical and chemical. Our scientists are experts in their fields and experienced in high level... Show more »

Intertek Allentown, an ISO 17025 facility, focuses on custom analytical testing. We offer a suite of specialized instrumentation to conduct analyses across various industries including medical device, pharmaceutical and chemical. Our scientists are experts in their fields and experienced in high level problem-solving. As a leading provider of analytical expertise, we provide answers and create solutions.

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Certifications & Qualifications

ISO 17025

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Sorption Analysis

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Intertek Allentown offers customizable sorption analysis to determine the characterization of samples such as polymers, nanoparticles, adsorbents and catalysts. The resulting comprehensive data includes:

  • Porosity
  • Skeletal density
  • Surface area
  • Pore volume
  • Pore size... Show more »

Intertek Allentown offers customizable sorption analysis to determine the characterization of samples such as polymers, nanoparticles, adsorbents and catalysts. The resulting comprehensive data includes:

  • Porosity
  • Skeletal density
  • Surface area
  • Pore volume
  • Pore size distribution
  • Chemisorption
  • Vapor uptake
  • Permeation
  • Diffusion
  • Stability coefficients

In the sorption lab, materials are exposed to gases, vapors, and liquids to measure how much uptake of the adsorbate there is on the adsorbent and how quickly equilibration occurs.

Gas/Vapor TestingThe weight increase or decrease of solid materials can be measured when exposed to gases and vapors. Sorption analysis of this data yields properties such as:

  • Porosity
  • Total pore volume
  • Catalyst activity
  • Metal dispersion
  • Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET)
  • Diffusion information can also be obtained by measuring the rate of weight change.

Liquid/Immersion Testing
Specific and unique issues such a determination of porosity and optimization of reactivation conditions for a material can be addressed by the dedicated scientific team in Allentown. They can establish the temperature rise with exposure to a gas stream using liquid and immersion testing, along with determining weight update, solvent resistance, and diffusion & equilibrium coefficients. Liquid and immersion testing is particularly useful for the evaluation of chemical composition.

Additional Expertise

The Allentown team also has the expertise to answer questions or address any issues you may have regarding sorption within the following industries:

Chemical & Petroleum
How effective is my catalyst and how can I improve its performance?
Will this adsorbent be effective in purifying my gas stream?
Is my material effective for gas storage? 
What can I do to improve my catalyst performance? 
Is the precious metal in my catalyst well-dispersed and available to catalyze my reaction?

Packaging, Coatings, & Pharmaceuticals
How quickly will gas permeate through a material?
Will a film maintain the freshness of a vegetable?
What can I do to make my coating dry faster?
How much water will my sample pick up, at different relative humidity conditions?

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Packaging Services

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Packaging Failure Analysis

Glass vials, gasket seals and more

Packaging Failure Analysis

Glass vials, gasket seals and more

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REACH/TSCA Registration Support

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Adhesive Label Testing

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Determine influence of chemistry and roughness in understanding adhesive failure.

Determine influence of chemistry and roughness in understanding adhesive failure.

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BPA Testing

Bisphenol A Testing
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Glass Delamination Testing

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USP <1660>

USP <1660>

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Failure Analysis

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Coating Analysis

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SEM-EDS XPS AFM

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Elemental Analysis

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Reverse Engineering

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  • Deformulations using a variety of analytical techniques.
  • Unknown Identification.
  • Deformulations using a variety of analytical techniques.
  • Unknown Identification.
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Karl Fischer Titration

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Titration

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Trace Metal Analysis

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ICP ICP-MS ICP-OES XRD XRF

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Particle Analysis and Characterization

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identification of embedded or isolated particles and gels

identification of embedded or isolated particles and gels

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Particle Size Distribution

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Dynamic light scattering and laser light scattering

Dynamic light scattering and laser light scattering

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Heterogeneous Catalyst Characterization

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X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), sorption, High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (HR-ICPMS), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), sorption, High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (HR-ICPMS), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

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X-ray diffraction HR-ICPMS X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

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Dynamic Vapor Sorption

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Water uptake as a function of relative humidity

Water uptake as a function of relative humidity

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Oligomer Distribution

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Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI-MS)

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI-MS)

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Polymer Characterization

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  • Polymer Degradation/Raw Material Screening
  • Polymer mechanical and thermal properties
  • Polymer Implantable and Disposable Device Characterization
    • Using a variety of techniques such as DMA (Dynamic Mechanical Analysis), DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry), GPC (Gel Permeation Chromatography),... Show more »
  • Polymer Degradation/Raw Material Screening
  • Polymer mechanical and thermal properties
  • Polymer Implantable and Disposable Device Characterization
    • Using a variety of techniques such as DMA (Dynamic Mechanical Analysis), DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry), GPC (Gel Permeation Chromatography), and others, evaluate polymers used in these applications.
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Polymorphism Screening

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Raman, solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD)

Raman, solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD)

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NMR Raman Raman Microscopy X-ray diffraction

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Chemical Contaminant Analysis

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Contaminant Identification

Particles and fibers - insoluble using Scanning Electron Microscopy Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS), Infrared (IR), and Raman microscopy

Contaminant Identification

Particles and fibers - insoluble using Scanning Electron Microscopy Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS), Infrared (IR), and Raman microscopy

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Scanning electron microscopy Raman Microscopy SEM-EDS Infrared (IR)

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Nanoindentation

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Thin film/surface modulus/hardness

Nanoindentation

Thin film/surface modulus/hardness

Nanoindentation

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Surface Characterization

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Surface roughness

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

Surface roughness

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

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Raman Mapping

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Packaging layer analysis

Raman mapping

Packaging layer analysis

Raman mapping

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Molecular Weight Determination

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Molecular weight distribution and fraction collection

Size exclusion chromatography (SEC)

Molecular weight distribution and fraction collection

Size exclusion chromatography (SEC)

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Chemical Analysis

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Organic chemical composition analysis

Solid state and liquid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR)

Organic chemical composition analysis

Solid state and liquid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR)

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Residual Impurity Analysis

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Surface chemistry/residue ID

X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)

Surface chemistry/residue ID

X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)

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Analytical Method Development

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Organic Methods Development

Gas Chromatography (GC/GCMS), Liquid Chromatography (LC/LCMS/LCMSMS)

Organic Methods Development

Gas Chromatography (GC/GCMS), Liquid Chromatography (LC/LCMS/LCMSMS)

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Mass Spectrometry

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Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

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GC-MS

Gas Chromatography Coupled Mass Spectrometry
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