Using techniques that involve separation, identification and quantification, the Analytical Laboratory determines the identity and quantity of chemical components within a sample.

Please contact Rick Stahl, Maria Curry or Denisha Guy to
discuss your analytical chemistry needs.

Rick Stahl: 704-825-6265

Maria Curry: 704-825-6296

Denisha Guy: 704-825-6263


Services Offered

  • Surface Oligomers
    Standard Method – UVVis
  • pH Determination 
    This test determines the pH of wet processed textiles.
  • Dissolve Out 
  • Complete Finish Analysis 
    Finish extraction and analysis of residue by FTIR. Additional charge if EDX and/or GCMS required.
  • % Finish (Extractables) 
    Finish analysis with hexanes and methanol data separated by solvent.
  • Loss on Drying 
    Standard evaporative analysis of polymer moisture (n=2)
  • Ash Content 
    Per request duplicate analysis.
  • DSC
    Standard melt point and transitions.
  • DSC- Heat History 
    Heat history analysis of yarn, fiber and fabric in triplicate.
  • DSC
    Multiple cycle heat and cool based on specific instructions included in the initial request.
  • GC 
    Standard PET preparation and analysis only (Any other GC analysis must be quoted individually and test methods provided where applicable.)
  • GC/MS 
    As required
  • ICP 
    Standard Element List-Standard Preparation (Acid Digestion or Ash) Elements available include (any and all can be reported at the specified rate): Silver, Aluminum, Arsenic, Beryllium, Bismuth, Calcium, Cadmium, Cobalt, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Lithium, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Sodium, Nickel, Phosphorous, Lead, Antimony, Selenium, Strontium, Thallium, Titanium, Vanadium and Zinc.
  • UVVis 
    Quoted per request dependent on requirements.
  • Moisture 
    Standard evaporative analysis of polymer moisture (n=1)
  • Special Finish Analysis 
    Finish analysis with non-standard solvents/techniques quoted individually.
  • Blend Analysis 
    Per polymer – i.e. remove cotton = 1 sample, remove PET = 1 sample
  • FTIR 
    Normal Prep ~ Special handling will be quoted
  • Relative Dye 
    Standard PET method w/HFIP
  • Total Oligomers
    Standard Method – UVVis
  • OB Analysis
  • Consultation

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