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Polymer Lab Instrumentation

Whether you require, physical, mechanical, thermal, or elemental analysis of your polymer and composite materials, NSL relies on the latest instrumentation and analytical techniques to deliver accurate and reliable results.

Perkin Elmer Clarus SQ 8 Gas Chromatograph/ Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)

Perkin Elmer Clarus SQ 8 Gas Chromatograph/ Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)

NSL recently added this world class GC/MS to allow for ultra-trace detection limits consistently and reliably – time after time.

What does this mean to our customers?

  • High productivity
  • The new hardware, software and libraries will allow for higher end analysis  
  • This instrument allows us greater throughput ability as we can now run Phthalates and Brominated Flame retardants simultaneously if needed
  • The new instrument design allows for less down time for maintenance, and the large pump gets us back up and running faster after maintenance

Thermal Analysis

  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
  • Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)


  • Gas Chromatography (FID)
  • GC/MS, Pyrolysis (MSD)
  • Ion (Anions, Cations)
  • HPLC (Diode Array, ELS, UV)
  • Gel Permeation (RI)
  • Separations (TLC, SPE, Soxhlet)


  • FTIR (ATR, Solution, Pellet)
  • UV-VIS-Near IR
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (EDX)
  • X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
  • XPS
  • ICP


  • Optical with Digital Images
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Surface Analysis
  • Contact Angle per Liquid

Mechanical Testing

  • Tensile Testers
  • Impact Testers

Particle Sizing

  • Laser Diffraction
  • Sieving

Other Methods

  • Karl Fischer (Volumetric)
  • Karl Fischer (Colormetric)
  • Capillary Tube Melting Point Apparatus