Corporate Profiles

December 1, 2010

Spectroscopy

Volume 25, Issue 12

Corporate profiles from the 2011 Corporate Capabilities issue.

A2 Technologies

Company Description

A2 Technologies develops, manufactures, and markets miniaturized, hand held, portable, and benchtop high performance FTIR spectrometers and FTIR analyzers. Our customers are typically chemists, qc/qa personnel, engineers, spectroscopists, and analytical service personnel. A2's products are used in a broad range of industries and applications such as aerospace, power generation, industrial qa/qc, as well as in academia. A2's principal owners pioneered out-of-laboratory FTIR measurements and today we continue to focus on bringing FTIR to more and more diverse applications and end users. Our systems are designed to enable experienced FTIR users to develop dedicated methods, and then for those methods to be deployed with our analyzers in out-of-lab environments.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • FTIR

Major Products/Services

A2 Technologies products include: the ML spectrometer, a compact bench top FTIR spectrometer; the MLp, a portable FTIR spectrometer for out-of-lab use; The PAL FTIR analyzer for measuring key components in oil, lubricating fluids, and fuels; Exoscan, the handheld FTIR spectrometer, which is designed to be used in the lab or at-site in the field and features interchangeable ATR, diffuse reflection, specular reflection, and grazing angle reflection sampling interfaces; and FlexScan, a handheld, portable FTIR analyzer for dedicated use in out-of-lab sites.

Facilities

Headquartered in Danbury Connecticut, A2 Technologies is ISO compliant and has a direct sales force in the U.S. Our international sales office is located in the UK and we have an extensive group of world-wide distributors.

A2 Technologies

14 Commerce Drive

Danbury, Connecticut 06810

TELEPHONE

(203) 312-1100

FAX

(203) 312-1058

E-MAIL

info@a2technologies.com

WEB SITE

www.a2technologies.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

USA: 26

Elsewhere: 3

YEAR FOUNDED

2007

ABB Analytical Measurement

Company Description

Founded in 1973 as Bomem Inc., the Analytical Measurement Business Unit of ABB enables scientists around the world to perform through excellence in infrared spectroscopy. ABB is a market leader in Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR and FT-NIR) in terms of reliability and reproducibility. ABB Analytical designs, manufactures, and markets high-performance, affordable spectrometers as well as turnkey analytical solutions and spectroradiometers for remote sensing. ABB Analytical capabilities encompass one of the largest portfolios in the world for laboratory, at-line, and process FT-IR analyzers. They perform real-time analysis of the chemical composition and/or physical properties of a process sample stream.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • FT-IR

  • FT-NIR

  • Spectroradiometry and Remote Sensing

  • Dedicated team of engineers offering simple and dependable solutions with reliable instruments

  • Local point of contact for field service and technical support in most countries around the world with inventories for parts on all continents

Markets Served

  • Laboratory and Academic

  • Life Sciences

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Fine Chemicals, Specialty Chemicals, and Commodity Chemicals

  • Refining and Petrochemicals

  • Metallurgical

  • Semiconductor

  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

  • Remote Sensing and Aerospace

Major Products/Services

ABB's advanced solutions combine analyzers, advanced process control, data management, and process and application knowledge to improve the operational performance, productivity, capacity, and safety of industrial processes for customers. For all laboratory or process needs, ABB can be your partner and single-source provider of simple, low-cost, high performance, general-purpose FT-IR and FT-NIR spectrometers. The company also markets analyzers for hydrogen and inclusion measurement in liquid aluminum.

Facility

Our manufacturing facility located in Quebec City, Canada, employs more than 200 people, including R&D, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and administrative groups. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people.

ABB Analytical Measurement

585 boul. Charest E.

suite 300

Quebec, QC

G1K 9H4

Canada

TELEPHONE

(418) 877-2944

FAX

(418) 877-2834

E-MAIL

ftir@ca.abb.com

WEB SITE

www.abb.com/analytical

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

200

YEAR FOUNDED

1973

Amptek, Inc.

Company Description

Amptek, Inc. is a recognized world leader in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art X-ray and gamma ray detectors, preamplifiers, instrumentation, and components for portable instruments, laboratories, satellites, and analytical purposes. These products provide the user with high performance and high reliability together with small size and low power.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF)

  • Direct spectral measurements

  • SEM

  • PIXE

  • TXRF

Markets Served

Amptek serves wherever X-ray detection is used; for example, hand-held and table-top XRF analyzers produced by OEMs; research facilities in universities, commercial enterprises, and the military; nuclear medicine; space; museums; environmental monitoring; and geological analysis of soils and minerals.

Major Products/Services

Models XR-100CR and SuperXR-100SDD are high-performance X-ray detector systems using a thermoelectric cooler and no liquid nitrogen, featuring a wide range of detection areas and efficiency and resolution of 127 eV FWHM. Power and shaping are provided by the PX4 Digital Pulse Processor. The XR-100 successfully analyzed the rocks and soil on Mars.

The X-123 is a complete X-ray detector system in one small box that fits in your hand. The X-123 incorporates either the Amptek Si-Pin Diode Detector or Super Silicon Drift Detector; Charge Sensitive Preamplifier; the Amptek DP5 Digital Pulse Processor and MCA; and the Amptek PC5 Power Supply. This small, low power, easy to operate, high-performance instrument is ideal for both the laboratory and OEM industries.

Completing Amptek's XRF portable solutions for exact measurements are the new, USB controlled Mini-X X-ray tube and the XRF-FP quantitative analysis software. Please visit our WEB SITE for complete specifications.

Applications

  • X-Ray Fluorescence

  • Process Control

  • OEM Instrumentation

  • RoHS/WEEE Compliance Testing

  • Nondestructive Analysis with XRF

  • Restricted Metals Detection

  • Environmental Monitoring

  • Medical and Nuclear Electronics

  • Heavy Metals in Plastics

  • Lead Detectors

  • Toxic Dump Site Monitoring

  • Semiconductor Processing

  • Nuclear Safeguards Verification

  • Plastic & Metal Separation

  • Coal & Mining Operations

  • Sulfur in Oil and Coal Detection

  • Smoke Stack Analysis

  • Plating Thickness

  • Oil Logging

  • Electro-Optical Systems

  • Research Experiments & Teaching

  • Art and Archaeology

  • Jewelry Analysis

Amptek, Inc.

14 DeAngelo Drive

Bedford, MA 01730

TELEPHONE

(781) 275-2242

FAX

(781) 275-3470

E-MAIL

sales@amptek.com

WEB SITE

www.amptek.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

29

YEAR FOUNDED

1977

Applied Photophysics

Company Description

Applied Photophysics is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of precision spectrometers to researchers working in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic environments. Our instruments are used to determine structural, thermodynamic, and kinetics properties of a wide range of samples in solution. Established in 1971, Applied Photophysics has an enviable reputation for outstanding performance and innovative technology.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Circular Dichroism (CD) spectroscopy

  • Stopped-flow spectroscopy

  • Laser-flash spectroscopy

Markets Served

Applied Photophysics offers precision spectrometers to academic and industrial markets, The Chirascan spectrometers are now the CD instruments of choice in pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets for use in drug development, formulation testing, and quality control. The SX20 and LKS.60 spectrometers are established leaders for stopped-flow and laser-flash research in the academic market, addressing applications in protein structure, folding, and conformation, together with biomolecular reaction kinetics and the study of chemical reaction mechanisms.

Major Products/Services

Chirascan , Chirascan -plus and Chirascan -plus ACD spectrometers (CD)

Outstanding sensitivity, novel detection technology, powerful software and now automation combine to make these CD spectrometers the world's most advanced.

SX20 stopped-flow spectrometer

The SX20 is the market-leading stopped-flow reaction analyser capable of measuring fast reactions with a minimum of material.

LKS.60 nanosecond laser-flash photolysis spectrometer

The LKS.60 offers unmatched sensitivity for single and multiwavelength kinetics of very short-lived species, such as free radicals and excited-state species.

RX.2000 rapid-mixing stopped-flow unit

Adds stopped-flow rapid reaction kinetics to any UV-visible spectrometer or fluorometer.

Pro-Data software

All our products use a common software suite giving cross-platform compatibility.

Accessories

With all products, a wide range of accessories is available to expand the system as research interests evolve.

Customer Support

Support is provided for the lifetime of the product and every instrument comes with a warranty of at least 12 months that can be easily extended. A world-class service team is on hand for support and applications advice.

Facilities

Headquartered close to London, UK. See www.photophysics.com/agents.php for worldwide distribution network.

Applied Photophysics

21 Mole Business Park

Leatherhead

Surrey KT22 7AG

United Kingdom

TELEPHONE

+44 (0) 1372 386537

Toll-free (from USA only)

1-800 543 4130

E-MAIL

Sales Department: sales@photophysics.com

Technical Support: techsup@photophysics.com

WEB SITE

www.photophysics.com

YEAR FOUNDED

1971

Avantes, Inc.

Company Description

Avantes is a leading innovator in the development and application of miniature spectrometers. Avantes continues to develop and introduce new instruments for fiber optic spectroscopy to meet our customer's application needs. Avantes instruments and accessories are also deployed into a variety of OEM applications in a variety of industries in markets throughout the world. With more than 15 years of experience in fiber optic spectroscopy and thousands of instruments in the field, Avantes is eager to help our customers find their Solutions in Spectroscopy®.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • UV/VIS/NIR Spectroscopy

  • Process Control

  • Absorbance/Transmittance/Reflectance

  • Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

  • CIE Color Spectroscopy

  • Portable Spectrometers

  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy

  • Custom Applications

  • Irradiance

  • Raman Spectroscopy

  • OEM Application Development

Markets Served

Avantes works with customers in a variety of markets, including chemical, biomedical, aerospace, semiconductor, gemological, paper, pharmaceutical, and food processing technology. Additionally, Avantes works with research organizations and universities, aiding in developing research, and teaching opportunities. Our OEM program is designed to work with our customers to identify needs and customize an Avantes' spectroscopy solution based on our customer's needs and Avantes technical experience. Avantes' continued growth is based upon a commitment to providing exceptional technology and superb customer satisfaction.

Major Products/Services

Low-cost, high-resolution, miniature fiber optic spectrometers: System solutions and OEM instruments for applications from 185 nm to 2,500 nm. Detector choices: PDA, CMOS, CCD, back-thinned CCD, and InGaAs. Optical benches with focal lengths of 45, 50 or 75 mm: revolutionary new ultra-low straylight optimized optical bench (ULS) and a new high sensitivity optical bench. Other features: 14 and 16 bit A/D converters, TE cooling, multi-channel instrument configurations enabling simultaneous signal acquisition, USB2 communication, support for multiple instruments from a single computer, and 14 programmable digital I/O ports.

Standard Application Solutions: Irradiance and LED measurements, gemology, chemometric analysis, thin-film measurement, color, fluorescence, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and process control.

Light Sources: Tungsten-halogen, deuterium, LED, xenon, calibration sources for wavelength, and irradiance.

Spectroscopy Accessories: Standard and custom fiber optic cables and probes, integrating spheres, cuvette holders, flow cells, collimating lenses, cosine correctors, vacuum feedthroughs, and fiber optic multiplexer.

Facilities

Avantes engineering manufacturing, sales, and service headquarters is in the Netherlands. The company also operates direct offices in China and North America. In addition, Avantes has a growing worldwide distribution network of more than 35 qualified distributors to meet our customer's needs worldwide.

Avantes, Inc.

9769 W. 119th Ave, Suite 4

Broomfield, CO 80021

TELEPHONE

(303) 410-8668

FAX

(303) 410-8669

E-MAIL

infoUSA@avantes.com

WEB SITE

www.avantes.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

40

YEAR FOUNDED

1993

B&W Tek, Inc.

Company Description

B&W Tek, Inc. is an advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy and laser instrumentation for biomedical, physical, chemical, and research communities. With a strong vertical integration capability, B&W Tek, Inc. also provides custom product development, design, and manufacturing.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • UV

  • Visible

  • NIR

  • Raman

  • Laser

  • Microscopy

Markets Served

B&W Tek, Inc. provides solutions for analytical, industrial, medical, biophotonic, and diagnostic applications. The markets we serve include: universities, research labs, industries, oil and refining facilities, paper production, optical products manufacturers, drug and agricultural, health care, process analysis, and gemological research and development.

Major Products/Services

  • Fiber Coupled Spectrometer Modules

  • DPSS Lasers

  • Lab Grade & Field Portable Raman Systems

  • Customized design & development services

  • Customized photonic instrumentation manufacturing

Facilities

B&W Tek, Inc. has 3 facilities in the United States, and 4 facilities in various international locations.

B&W Tek, Inc.

19 Shea Way

Newark, DE 19713

TELEPHONE

(302) 368-7824

FAX

(302) 368-7830

E-MAIL

sales@bwtek.com

WEB SITE

www.bwtek.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

USA: 80

Elsewhere: 100

YEAR FOUNDED

1997

BaySpec, Inc.

Company Description

BaySpec, Inc., founded in 1999 with 100% manufacturing in the USA (San Jose, California), is a vertically integrated spectral sensing company. The company designs, manufactures, and markets advanced spectral instruments, from UV-VIS-NIR spectrometers to handheld and portable NIR and Raman analyzers for a diverse customer base around the world. The telecommunication market "boom and bust" has produced an array of components and technologies, which collectively for the first time in instrumentation history, realized the dream of a low-cost yet highly accurate spectral device. Out of the ashes comes new growth. Stemming from BaySpec's revolutionary Volume Phase Gratings (VPG®) -based telecom modules, customers in optical test & measurement, fiber sensing, UV-VIS-NIR and Raman spectroscopy, are benefiting and building innovative systems to meet the world's most current optical system challenges.

While our customer base already spans from the traditional areas of optical telecommunication and NIR spectroscopy, we are changing and revolutionizing the way of Raman, Fluorescence, absorption/reflection, handheld, and OCT spectroscopic instruments are applied.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopy

  • Raman spectroscopy

Markets Served

  • Biomedical

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Chemical

  • Food

  • Semiconductor

  • Industrial controls

  • Homeland security

  • Fiber sensing

  • Optical telecommunications

Major Products/Services

  • The SuperGamut™ spectrometer series employ high efficiency volume phase grating (VPG) as the spectral dispersion element and high sensitivity detector arrays. Customized wavelength ranges are available from 190–2500 nm.

  • BaySpec's Raman products include OEM spectrographs, narrowband light sources, deep-cooled detector arrays, and wavelength optimized probes.Raman MicroSpectroscopy offerings include the Nomadic 3-wavelength (532, 785, 1064 nm) microscope and the cost-effective MovingLab™ portable Raman microscope.

  • UV-VIS-NIR spectrographs and spectrometers

  • Handheld/Portable/Benchtop Raman Instruments

  • Narrowband and Wideband Light Sources

  • Fiber Optic Probes

  • Fiber Optic Accessories

  • Raman microscopes

  • Hyperspectral imaging

Facilities

48,000 sq. ft,. facility in San Jose, California (Silicon Valley).

BaySpec, Inc.

1101 McKay Drive,

San Jose, CA 95131

TELEPHONE

(408) 512-5928

FAX

(408) 512-5929

E-MAIL

sales@bayspec.com

WEB SITE

www.bayspec.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

USA: 50-100

YEAR FOUNDED

1999

Bruker Corporation

Company Description

The Bruker name has become synonymous with the excellence, innovation, and quality that characterizes our comprehensive range of scientific instrumentation. Our solutions encompass a wide number of analytical techniques ranging from magnetic resonance to mass spectrometry, to optical and X-ray spectroscopy.

These market- and technology-leading products are driving and facilitating many key application areas such as life science research, pharmaceutical analysis, applied analytical chemistry applications, materials research and nanotechnology, clinical research, molecular diagnostics, and homeland defense.

Visit our website to discover more about our technologies and solutions.

Bruker — Innovation with Integrity!

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • FT-infrared spectroscopy and microscopy (FT-IR)

  • FT-near infrared spectroscopy (FT-NIR)

  • Raman spectroscopy and microscopy

  • Terahertz spectroscopy and imaging

  • Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC–MS)

  • FT-mass spectrometry (FTMS)

  • MALDI-TOF (/TOF) mass spectrometry

  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

  • Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS)

  • Ion mobility spectrometry (OMS)

  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

  • Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR)

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

  • Low resolution benchtop NMR analyzers

  • X-ray crystallography (SC-XRD)

  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)

  • X-ray fluorescence (XRF)

  • Handheld X-ray (XRF) spectrometers

  • X-ray microanalysis (EDS, EBSD)

  • Optical emission spectroscopy (OES)

  • CS/ONH-Analysis

  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)

  • Scanning probe microscopy (SPM)

  • Stylus and optical metrology

Bruker Corporation

40 Manning Road

Billerica, MA 01821

TELEPHONE

(978) 663-3660

FAX

(978) 667-5993

E-MAIL

info@bruker.com

WEB SITE

www.bruker.com

CVI Melles Griot

Company Description

CVI Melles Griot is a leading global supplier of OEM and fast turn catalog photonics products including lasers at over 38 wavelengths, optics, coatings covering the deep ultraviolet to the infrared, opto-mechanics, and positioning equipment. The company's unique breadth of manufacturing and design expertise in electronics, lasers, optics, coatings, and thermal management is evident in everything from simple components to precision integrated electro-optic assemblies.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Spectroscopy; Microscopy

  • Capillary electrophoresis

  • Biotech/Medical

  • Laser-induced fluorescence

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Particle characterization

  • Semiconductor

  • Non-contact inspection

  • Industrial

  • Interferometry

  • Environmental

  • Velocimetry

  • Government/Military

Markets Served

  • Design, development, and manufacturing on 3 continents

  • Lasers, optics, thin films, mechanics, drive electronics

  • Over 39 years of volume production

  • Over 2.9 million lasers and 120 million optics shipped

  • <2 week turn coated optics capability

Major Products/Services

  • Diode Laser Assemblies ideal for laser-induced fluorescence and particle analysis, are offered in a broad range of wavelengths including 375, 408, 440, 638, 642, 650–690, 785, and 830 nm.

  • Solid-State Lasers offered with wavelengths of 457, 473, 488, 532, and 561 nm and output powers in the 5-mW to 3-W range. Single frequency lasers are available for Raman spectroscopy and laser-induced fluorescence-based detection and imaging.

  • Gas Lasers available in single-line, multiline, and tunable formats for FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, CE detection, particle analysis, thin film and surface metrology, interferometry, velocimetry, holography, and laser-induced fluorescence applications with wavelengths ranging from 325 to 647 nm and output powers ranging from 0.5 to 400 mW. All lasers are available in standard and OEM formats.

  • Optics & Assemblies offered in single or complex multi-element assemblies incorporating flat, spherical, cylindrical, aspheric, or combination surfaces for beam delivery/steering, signal collection/generation, phase alteration, and non-contact measurement. Optics available from 193 to 1550 nm and 2.5 to 10 microns including: single and multi-element lenses, prisms, mirrors, beamsplitters, etalons, polarizers, waveplates, windows, shear plates, and ultrafast optics.

  • Filters & Coatings with sharp cut off/on for excitation/fluorescence or Raman signal separation, narrow band and notch filters for high selectivity detection, narrow and broad band high reflectors from 193 nm to 20 microns, high energy coatings for cw and ultrafast lasers, selective and broad-band antireflection coatings from 193 nm to 1550 nm and 2.5 to 10 microns, and cube and plate polarizing beamsplitters from the UV to the NIR for signal selection or combination.

Customer Support

  • Distribution and service centers

  • Applications support

  • CDRH, CE, UL, TUV, CSA compliance

  • RoHS, WEEE directive compliance

  • Website and online ordering

CVI Melles Griot Lasers

2051 Palomar Airport Road, 200

Carlsbad, CA 92011

TELEPHONE

(760) 438-2131

E-MAIL

lasers@cvimellesgriot.com

CVI Melles Griot Optics & Assemblies:

200 Dorado Place SE

Albuquerque, NM 87123

TELEPHONE

(505) 296-9541

E-MAIL

optics@cvimellesgriot.com

WEB SITE

www.cvimellesgriot.com

ASIA

+81 3 3407-3614

EUROPE

+31 316 333 041

Energetiq Technology, Inc.

Company Description

Energetiq Technology is a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-brightness light sources that enable the manufacture and analysis of nano-scale structures and products. Used in complex scientific and engineering applications such as analytical instrumentation and leading edge semiconductor manufacture, Energetiq's light products are based on new technology that features broadband output from 170 nm in the deep UV, through visible and into the infrared.

Energetiq was founded in 2004 by an experienced technology development team with deep understanding of the high power plasma physics needed for high performance light products. This expertise enables Energetiq to provide light sources with the highest levels of brightness, performance, and reliability as well as long operating life.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • UV-vis spectrometry

  • Soft X-ray microscopy

  • Circular dichroism spectroscopy

  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

  • Water-window microscopy

Markets Served

Energetiq's light sources are used for: analytical spectroscopy, microscopy, and biological imaging in the life-sciences; lithography, metrology, inspection, resist and thin-film processing of semiconductors, displays, and storage devices; soft X-ray microscopy; and a variety of R&D applications where traditional arc-lamps and synchrotron radiation have commonly been used.

Major Products/Services

UV-vis, broadband

  • Ultra-high brightness, long-life, LDLS™ Laser-Driven Light Sources: EQ-99 (compact, economical, high brightness) EQ-1000 (high power, high brightness)EQ-1500/1510 (extreme high brightness)

Facilities

Energetiq Technology provides local sales and service support through its technical staff in the Woburn, Massachusetts headquarters and representatives and distributors in Asia, ensuring quick turnaround for customers. In addition, the Massachusetts location has a clean manufacturing facility that provides Class 1000 assembly capability for optics assembly and manufacturing for LDLS products.

Energetiq Technology, Inc.

7 Constitution Way

Woburn, MA 01801

TELEPHONE

(781) 939-0763

FAX

(781) 939-0769

E-MAIL

info@energetiq.com

WEB SITE

www.energetiq.com

YEAR FOUNDED

2004

EDAX, Inc.

Company Description

EDAX, Inc. is an ISO-9001 certified manufacturer with over 45 years of experience building instrumentation for the elemental and structural analysis of materials. EDAX's founding technology was the detection and measurement of fluorescent X-rays for qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis — for example, elemental analysis on electron beam microscopes. Since that time, EDAX has sought to expand our product offering through new technologies and complementary techniques to provide our customers with the latest analytical instrumentation available. EDAX continues to be the world leader in the X-ray microanalysis market while providing new products for micro X-ray fluorescence and electron backscatter diffraction.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy

  • Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence

  • Electron Back Scatter Diffraction

  • Wavelength Dispersive Spectroscopy

Markets Served

EDAX instrumentation for elemental and structural analysis is found in a broad spectrum of industrial, academic, and government applications from the field or warehouse to the most advanced research & development laboratory. Typical markets served include semiconductor and microelectronics, academic, and industrial R&D laboratories, ROHS/WEEE, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, mining, security, forensics, catalysts, petrochemicals, metallurgy, and manufacturing operations.

Major Products/Services

  • Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence: EDAX manufactures micro XRF analyzers for the laboratory.

  • Electron BackScatter Diffraction: EDAX supplies instrumentation for materials structural analysis on SEM electron-beam microscopes.

  • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy: EDAX provides a full range of EDS products for elemental analysis on SEM and TEM electron-beam microscopes.

  • Wavelength Dispersive Spectroscopy: EDAX offers parallel beam WDS products for elemental analysis on SEM electron-beam microscopes.

  • Fluorescent X-ray Detectors: EDAX supplies Si(Li) Detectors and Silicon Drift Detectors, which are capable of handling count rates of over 1,000,000 cps and parallel beam wavelength dispersive spectrometers.

Facilities

EDAX headquarters is located in Mahwah, New Jersey, housing sales, technical support, and manufacturing operations. EDAX is committed to providing the best possible support for our customers worldwide with sales, service, and applications support offices located in Japan, China, Singapore, The Netherlands, Germany, UK, and the United States.

EDAX, Inc.

91 McKee Drive

Mahwah, NJ 07430

TELEPHONE

(201) 529-4880

FAX

(201) 529-3156

E-MAIL

info.edax@ametek.com

WEB SITE

www.edax.com

YEAR FOUNDED

1962

Environmental Express

Company Description

Environmental Express is a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of environmental laboratory equipment and consumable supplies for commercial, governmental, industrial, and academic laboratories worldwide. The company provides an entire range of laboratory products used in applications such as water/wastewater analysis, oil and grease analysis, metals analysis, and hazardous waste analysis. We pride ourselves on providing innovative products, superior technical support, knowledgeable customer service, and same day shipping.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

Various EPA Methodologies for GC, GC-MS and HPLC analytical techniques.

Markets Served

  • Organics Laboratories

  • Academic Laboratories

  • Metals Laboratories

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Life Sciences

  • Refining and Petrochemicals

Major Products/Services

Environmental Express offers a full line of equipment and consumables to support EPA methodologies to include soil and liquid extraction equipment and analytical consumables.

  • StepSaver™ for solid phase extraction

  • Soil Extraction Cell, an alternative to the microwave for EPA Method 3546 using a HotBlock™ and stainless steel Soil Extraction Cells

  • SGE syringes, columns, inlet liners, and electron multipliers

  • MicroLiter™ AutoSampler Vials

  • Soxhlet Extraction Thimbles

  • 3m™ Empore™ Disks

  • Color-Coded Surrogates for BNAs

  • Field Sampling Kits

  • Organic Standards

Facilities

Our manufacturing and distribution facility occupies three buildings in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The campus also houses our sales and marketing, customer service, research and development, finance and executive teams.

Environmental Express

490 Wando Park Boulevard

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

TELEPHONE

1 (800) 343-5319

(843) 881-6560

FAX

(843) 881-3964

E-MAIL

info@environmentalexpress.com

WEB SITE

www.environmentalexpress.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

50

YEAR FOUNDED

1988

Enwave Optronics, Inc.

Company Description

Enwave Optronics, Inc. is an innovative leader in high performance and affordable Raman spectroscopy solutions. The Enwave engineering team has extensive knowledge in diode laser optical systems and Raman spectroscopy instrumentation. We specialize in providing solutions for Raman applications that other vendors are unable to solve. We provide full design, prototyping, R&D, manufacturing, and technical support. We are committed to assisting you resolve your most challenging application needs and to providing you with the best performance and quality solutions at the most affordable prices.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Raman spectroscopy

Markets Served

Enwave's instruments can be found and utilized for a wide range of applications and in a variety of industries such as: education, research, environmental, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, forensics, chemical, paper and pulp, food and beverage, biotechnology and life sciences, gemology/mineralogy, and much more!

Major Products/Services

  • EZRaman Series for laboratory and field Raman applications

  • ProRaman Series for laboratory, on-line process monitoring, and other applications requiring high sensitivity

  • MicroSense Series for Raman microscopy applications

  • Frequency-Stabilized Lasers

  • Customized Raman Solutions

  • OEM Products

Facilities

Enwave's engineering, sales, manufacturing, and services office is located in Irvine, California. We also have partners and distributors in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia to meet the needs of our international customers.

Enwave Optronics, Inc.

18200 W. McDurmott Street,

Suite A

Irvine, CA 92614

TELEPHONE

(949) 955-0258

FAX

(949) 955-0259

E-MAIL

info@enwaveopt.com

WEB SITE

www.enwaveopt.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

US: 8

Outside the US: 15

YEAR FOUNDED

2003

Parker Hannifin Corporation

Company Description

Safety: Parker Balston gas generators completely eliminate the safety hazards involved with handling high-pressure gas cylinders. Enjoy hassle-free automation with no tanks to change and no downtime.

Reliability: Thousands of laboratories worldwide have Parker Balston gas generators in routine use. Parker Balston gas generators are recommended and used by major instrument manufacturers. We offer the best technology at an affordable price from the brand you trust.

Quality: Each Parker Balston gas generator is manufactured under a strict total quality management program. We have a world-class ISO 9001–certified manufacturing facility in the United States. All Parker Balston gas generators are backed by a complete satisfaction guarantee.

Products: Hydrogen gas generators produce 99.99999% pure hydrogen for gas chromatographs. Zero air generators produce zero grade air for gas chromatographs. UHP nitrogen generators produce 99.9999% pure nitrogen for GCs or ICP spectrometers. FTIR gas generators produce dry, CO2-free purge gas for FTIR spectrometers. Pure air and nitrogen generators produce dry, ultrapure compressed gas for laboratory instruments, including LC–MS instruments.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Optical

  • Atomic

  • Infrared

  • Mass universal

  • Hyphenated techniques

Markets Served

  • Agriculture

  • Biotechnology

  • Chemicals

  • Chemical and explosives detection

  • Energy

  • Environmental

  • Inorganic chemicals

  • Instrument development

  • Life science

  • Organic chemicals

  • Paints and coatings

  • Petrochemicals

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Plastics

Major Products/Services

Gas generators for the following analytical instruments:

  • Gas chromatographs

  • LC–MS

  • FTIR spectrometers

  • ICP emission spectrometers

  • TOC analyzers

  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometers

  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

  • Rheometers/thermal analyzers

  • Sample evaporators/concentrators

Facilities

Parker Hannifin manufactures all gas generator products in Haverhill, Massachusetts. All Parker Balston products are manufactured in accordance with a strict Total Quality Management Program, ensuring top performance and long-term reliability. Distribution points stretch across the United States and worldwide, including Canada, the UK, China, India, Germany, France, Japan, and Singapore.

Parker Hannifin Corporation

Filtration and Separation Division

242 Neck Road

Haverhill, MA 01835

TELEPHONE

(978) 858-0505

FAX

(978) 556-7501

WEB SITE

www.labgasgenerators.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

55,000

YEAR FOUNDED

1924

Harrick Scientific Products, Inc.

Company Description

Harrick Scientific Products specializes in designing and manufacturing instruments for optical spectroscopy. Since being established in 1969, Harrick Scientific has advanced the frontiers of optical spectroscopy through its innovations in all spectroscopic techniques. The founder of the company, Dr. N.J. Harrick, pioneered ATR (attenuated total reflection) spectroscopy and became the principal developer of this technique. Harrick Scientific offers a complete selection of sampling accessories, including both standard and custom designs, as well as an extensive line of optical elements.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Transmission

  • Specular reflection

  • Diffuse reflection

  • ATR

  • Fiberoptics

Markets Served

Harrick Scientific serves analytical markets worldwide. Harrick's customers typically are from research or quality control laboratories of industrial, governmental, research, and academic institutions throughout the world. Industries served include chemical, electronic, pharmaceutical, forensics, and biomedical.

Major Products/Services

Harrick Scientific offers the most complete line of spectroscopy sampling products, including:

  • Video Meridian — a diamond micro ATR accessory with built-in camera

  • MVP Pro Star — an affordable monolithic diamond ATR accessory

  • Praying Mantis — a diffuse reflectance accessory available with environmental chambers/reaction cells

  • Seagull — a variable angle specular reflection and ATR accessory

  • VariGATR — a variable angle grazing angle ATR accessory for monolayers on Gold and Silicon substrates

  • FiberMate 2 — an interface between spectrometers and fiberoptic applications

  • MultiLoop, Omni-Diff, and Omni-Spec — fiberoptic probes for ATR, diffuse reflection, and specular reflection

  • A variety of liquid and gas transmission cells

  • Custom design development

Facilities

Harrick Scientific Products is located 30 miles north of New York City in Pleasantville, New York. Our products are also available through FT-IR and UV-Vis spectrometer manufacturers, as well as distributors in the United States and throughout the world.

Harrick Scientific Products, Inc.

141 Tompkins Ave,

2nd Floor

Pleasantville, NY 10570

TELEPHONE

(800) 248-3847

FAX

(914) 747-7209

E-MAIL

info@harricksci.com

WEB SITE

www.harricksci.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

21

YEAR FOUNDED

1969

Hellma USA, Inc.

Company Description

Hellma GmbH & Co., founded in 1922, is the world market leader in cells, fiber optic probes, and optical components made of glass or quartz which are used for modern optical analysis. Hellma products are available worldwide through a network of Hellma sister companies and additional distribution agents.

Major Products/Services

Custom Designed Products

In addition to the large range of standard products, Hellma also manufactures special cells and other precision optical parts according to customer's specifications. Hellma has more than 85 years experience in the field of glass machining and fabrication. Our specialists can carry out complex tasks and give full and competent advice regarding design ideas and any alternative possibilities.

Analysis in space — processing at the cutting edge of technology

A close collaboration with research institutes, universities, and scientific institutions is important for Hellma's outstanding engineering competence. Based on this extensive know-how in processing techniques, Hellma is able to find unique solutions. Excellent examples of achievements are the individually designed, custom-made cells being used in the International Space Station (ISS) or those which were used in physics research that led to the winning of the Nobel Prize in 1997 and 2001.

The TrayCell — Fiber-optic ultra-micro cells for UV/Vis analysis

Even in classical analysis the specialists at Hellma are always setting new standards. One of the most recent examples: the fiber-optic ultra-micro measuring cell "TrayCell," which allows accurate analysis of DNA, RNA, or proteins in sample volumes of as low as 0.7 µl. The dimensions of the TrayCell are equivalent to a standard cell in order to work in all common spectrophotometers.

Features:

  • Unique fiber optic ultra-micro measuring cell

  • Works with 0.7–5 µl sample volume

  • A single drop measuring sample is sufficient

  • High precision and reproducibility

  • Dilution is not necessary

Complete traceability and excellent reliability of measurement results — with UV/Vis calibration standards from the accredited DKD calibration laboratory of Hellma

With the accreditation according to DIN EN ISO 17025, Hellma is one of the leading accredited calibration laboratories that produce and certify liquid and glass calibration filters made for testing spectrophotometers. Increased security and quality demands among laboratories require an improved traceability of measurement results to an internationally approved standard. An accreditation according to DIN EN ISO 17025 ensures the traceability of calibrations carried out to references of the NIST, by which an international correlation of measurement results is assured. Thus procedures in laboratories gain greater transparency and improved protection of their measurement results.

Modern Flow Cytometry requires highest standards

The heart of every flow cytometer is a small quartz glass flow channel providing reliable stability of the fluidic system and precise optical analysis of single cells. Due to sophisticated technologies Hellma is able to manufacture customer specified channel dimensions down to 50 µm × 50 µm with any outside dimension and highly polished surfaces.

Fiber–optical systems

The development of fiber-optical systems has caused a small revolution in chemical analysis. This technology makes it possible to carry out photometric measurements not only under laboratory conditions with cells, but also outside the lab. Through the development of fiber-optic probes, analysis has moved directly to the process for measurements with continuous measurements possible without sampling. This allows for better control of ongoing processes with much less effort.

Hellma USA, Inc.

80 Skyline Drive

Plainview, NY 11803

TELEPHONE

(516) 939-0888

WEB SITE

www.hellmausa.com

YEAR FOUNDED

1922

HORIBA Scientific

Company Description

HORIBA Scientific is a leading manufacturer of innovative spectroscopic systems and components, and we are committed to serving our customers with superior products and technical support in optical spectroscopy.

HORIBA Scientific is part of the HORIBA Group, which employs 5,000 people worldwide, with annual sales in excess of $1.5 billion. HORIBA Jobin Yvon, Sofie, Dilor, Spex®, and IBH are some of our well-known and respected brand names.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Molecular fluorescence spectroscopy

  • Optical spectroscopy

  • Raman spectroscopy and microscopy

  • Ellipsometry and thin-film analysis

  • Atomic emission spectroscopy

  • Fluorescence

  • Forensic science

Markets Served

  • Academia

  • Coatings

  • Environmental

  • Forensic science

  • Life sciences

  • Medical

  • Metals, plastics, polymers, etc.

  • Optoelectronics

  • Petroleum

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Semiconductors

Major Products/Services

  • Spectroscopy and analysis

  • Elemental analyzers

  • Ellipsometers

  • End-point detectors

  • Fluorescence

  • Gratings

  • ICP & GD spectrometers

  • Lifetime fluorescence

  • Microscopy

  • OEM components

  • Particle-size analyzers

  • Process control

  • Raman & FT-IR

  • Spectrographs

  • Spectrometers and CCDs

  • VUV equipment

  • X-Ray fluorescence

  • Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging (SPRi)

  • Particle-size systems

Facilities

HORIBA Scientific manufactures quality instruments in Edison, New Jersey, as well as France and Japan.

Sales, service, and applications facilities are located around the world. We are an ISO 9001:2008-certified company.

HORIBA Scientific

3880 Park Avenue

Edison, NJ 08820

TELEPHONE

(732) 494-8660

FAX

(732) 494-5125

E-MAIL

info.sci@horiba.com

WEB SITE

www.horiba.com/scientific

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

USA: 600

Elsewhere: 5000

YEAR FOUNDED

1819

International Centre for Diffraction Data

Company Description

ICDD, a not-for-profit corporation, is dedicated to the collecting, editing, and publishing of the Powder Diffraction File™ (PDF® ). Our mission is to continue to be the world center for quality diffraction and related data to meet the needs of the technical community. ICDD promotes the application of materials characterization methods in science and technology by providing forums for the exchange of ideas and information, which includes sponsoring the Denver X-ray Conference; Advances in X-ray Analysis; and Powder Diffraction. ICDD and its members conduct workshops and clinics on materials characterization at our headquarters in Pennsylvania and at global X-ray analysis conferences.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • X-ray diffraction

  • Electron diffraction

  • Electron backscatter diffraction

Markets Served

The Powder Diffraction File™ is designed for materials identification and characterization. ICDD databases are used worldwide by scientists in academia, government, and industry who are actively engaged in the field of X-ray powder diffraction and related disciplines.

Major Products/Services

PDF-4+ 2010 is our advanced database with comprehensive material coverage for inorganic materials. The database is a powerful tool for phase identification using physical, chemical, and crystallographic data. It contains numerous features such as 301,282 data sets, digitized patterns, molecular graphics, and atomic parameters. Many new features have been incorporated into PDF-4+ to enhance the ability to do quantitative analysis by any of three methods: Rietveld analysis, reference intensity ratio (RIR) method, or total pattern analysis. PDF-4+ also features electron diffraction simulations based on atomic structure and electron diffraction scattering factors on >270,000 data sets.

International Centre for Diffraction Data

12 Campus Boulevard

Newtown Square, PA 19073

TELEPHONE

(610) 325-9814

FAX

(610) 325-9823

E-MAIL

info@icdd.com

WEB SITE

www.icdd.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

40

YEAR FOUNDED

1941

Inorganic Ventures

Company Description

Inorganic Ventures is the only standard manufacturer to specialize in the formulation of custom inorganic solutions. We excel in providing service and support tailored to your specific needs. In short, we flex to your specs.

Our specialization in custom blending means that we can create precise standards faster than other manufacturers. Over 99% of our custom blends ship within five business days or less. In addition to customization, we offer a wide selection of stock inorganic standards. Contact us to receive our new catalog.

For nearly a decade, Inorganic Ventures has been registered to ISO Guide 34, ISO/IEC 17025, and ISO 9001 by A2LA and QMI.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • ICP-OES/AES

  • ICP-MS

  • IC

  • AA

  • GFAA

  • DCP

Markets Served

We provide custom and conventional certified reference materials for dozens of markets, including aeronautical, agricultural, automotive, chemical, colleges and universities, construction, cosmetic, energy, environmental, food industries, government agencies, medical, metallurgical, military, mining, nuclear, petroleum, pharmaceutical, plastics, research and development, textile, transportation, and wastewater treatment, to name a few.

Major Products/Services

Our specialists customize and manufacture inorganic standards for laboratories worldwide. We create aqueous calibration standards, quality control standards, and chemical reagents, plus a wide selection of ion chromatography standards and CRMs for the latest EPA methods. Over 99% of our custom solutions ship within five business days. Stock orders ship same-day prior to 4:00 pm EST. Experts are available during regular business hours to provide in-depth technical support. Furthermore, the Inorganic Ventures' website, inorganicventures.com, has been cited by chemists as one of the best sources for analytical support on the Web.

Facilities

In 2009 we completed our corporate relocation to our new state-of-the-art manufacturing laboratory in Christiansburg, Virginia. This eco-friendly laboratory offers contamination-free manufacturing during every stage of production. Most foreign orders ship from our European distribution center in Madrid, Spain.

Inorganic Ventures

300 Technology Drive

Christiansburg, VA 24073

TELEPHONE

(800) 669-6799 (US & Canada)

(540) 585-3030

FAX

(540) 585-3012

E-MAIL

info@inorganicventures.com

WEB SITE

inorganicventures.com

YEAR FOUNDED

1985

Innovative Photonic Solutions

Company Description

Innovative Photonic Solutions (IPS) was founded in 2003 to address the market need for high performance semiconductor light sources that enable the customer to precisely specify the emission wavelength, output power, and spectral linewidth for their particular application. Focusing on markets such as Raman spectroscopy, laser pumping & seeding, and frequency doubling applications; IPS supplies high performance OEM solutions and "turn-key" systems for the most demanding projects. Our corporate philosophy is to take on our customer's most challenging problems and provide them with Innovative Photonic Solutions.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Raman spectroscopy

  • FTIR & NIR spectroscopy

Markets Served

IPS' unique wavelength stabilization technology is leading the way in the development of low-cost, low power consumption semiconductor laser engines for emerging technology applications such as Raman, FTIR and NIR spectroscopy, medical diagnostics, and scientific instrumentation. Customers can request exact laser parameters, such as output power level, emission wavelength and spectral linewidth, and obtain overwhelmingly consistent product performance even in high volume manufacturing quantities. This technology can be applied to both single and multi-spatial mode lasers, can be delivered as either open beam or fiber coupled, and is available in a wide variety of packaging solutions — ranging from our ultra small TO-56 package (13 mm long × 5.6 mm dia) to our fully turn-key laboratory bench systems. Sources can be manufactured at wavelengths ranging from 405–1700 nm, and are ideal for Raman spectroscopy applications due to their ultra-high performance wavelength and power stability characteristics.

Major Products/Services

-Raman Spectroscopy Sources

IPS offers a complete product portfolio of lasers for Raman spectroscopy. Standard products include both single and multi-mode lasers with fiber coupled or open beam output and power as high as 6 W. These units are available as OEM components or in fully turn-key modules with integral drive and temperature control electronics.

Our newest product releases include a TO-56 packaged wavelength stabilized laser with integral laser line filter that is specifically designed for integration into portable Raman systems; single & multi-mode wavelength stabilized lasers with "ultra-track" and "micro-isolator" technologies to provide absolute power knowledge and retro-reflection insensitivity; an OEM Raman module designed for use with confocal Raman microscopy systems; and a single frequency 532 nm source that is ideal for both confocal Raman, portable Raman, and SERDS.

-Custom Optical Probe Heads

IPS' line of Probe Heads have been designed for portability and applications where both size and weight matters. Designed to interface with virtually any spectrometer, these innovative designs lower overall system costs by reducing component count and minimizing optical losses. This leads to small, efficient, and compact Raman system solutions.

Facilities

Located in the Princeton, New Jersey area at the heart of the photonics corridor and centrally located between New York and Philadelphia, IPS' 8,000 square foot facility houses a complete prototyping and high rate production assembly line. Key equipment includes packaging and precision alignment systems, high resolution inspection microscopy, and both optical and electrical test apparatus.

Innovative Photonic Solutions

4250 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 1

Monmouth Junction, NJ

08852

TELEPHONE

(732) 355-9300

FAX

(732) 355-9302

E-MAIL

srudder@innovativephotonics.com

WEB SITE

www.innovativephotonics.com

YEAR FOUNDED

2003

Iridian Spectral Technologies

Company Description

Iridian is the leader in optical filter solutions for UV, visible, and near-IR applications. Our dielectric thin-film filters provide long term durability and reliability with industry leading optical performance.

Get more signal with less background with our optical filters for Raman spectroscopy. We provide pass band transmittances of >90%, exceptional edge steepness, and blocking of >OD6.

Capture better images with our single or multi-band filters for fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy and flow cytometry. Our filters have high transmission with sharp cutoffs and excellent isolation providing brighter imaging and improved image contrast.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Raman spectroscopy

  • Confocal fluorescence microscopy

  • Flow cytometry

Markets Served

Iridian's optical filter offerings address the needs of spectroscopists and spectroscopy instrument OEMs around the world. We provide direct sales support as well as offering sales via distributors in the UK, Japan, China, and Korea.

Facilities

Iridian's operations are located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Iridian Spectral Technologies

1200 Montreal Road

M-50, Ottawa

ON K1A 0R6

Canada

TELEPHONE

(613) 741-4513

FAX

(613) 741-9986

E-MAIL

sales@iridian.ca

WEB SITE

www.iridian.ca

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

120

YEAR FOUNDED

1998

Newport Corporation

Company Description

Newport is a world leading supplier of innovative photonic solutions to Make, Manage, and Measure LightSM. The company's broad product portfolio includes an extensive selection of lasers, high-quality light sources, optomechanics, optics, filters, gratings, crystals, optical tables, and motion systems. As the industry's first and only integrated supplier of laser and photonic components, Newport does more than just deliver components. We also leverage a unique ability to integrate multiple core technologies, a full range of engineering design services, metrology certification, manufacturing control programs, and world-class service and support, and offer a wide variety of subsystems, subassembly, and turnkey systems to our customers.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • UV–Vis

  • Infrared

  • Fluorescence

  • Raman

  • Ultrafast

Markets Served

Newport provides advanced-technology products to the research, aerospace and defense, life and health sciences, photovoltaics, semiconductor, and microelectronics markets.

For over 40 years Newport has continued to grow and today is built upon world-class brands such as Corion® , New Focus™, Oriel® Instruments, Richardson Gratings™, and Spectra-Physics®. Alone, each of these brands has a rich history of product innovation and expertise. Together they deliver a synergy of knowledge across a broad spectrum of products, along with the ability to deliver unsurpassed solutions and integration.

Major Products/Services

As a combined force, Newport, and its family of brands, is a premier global resource for solutions to Make, Manage, and Measure light. Newport's breadth of product offerings, combined with our experience and expertise, allows us to meet our customers at any place on the technology roadmap. Our lasers, photonic instrumentation, optical tables, motion control solutions, optics, filters, gratings, opto-mechanics, and spectroscopy instruments are used in research and scientific laboratories, microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing, life & health sciences, aerospace & defense, and industrial manufacturing. Expanding upon a 40+ year history of innovation in photonics, Newport is a single-source provider for all your laser and photonics needs.

Facilities

Newport Corporation has offices in over 10 countries worldwide, including over 600,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California. This facility houses sales, marketing, engineering, and manufacturing, including facilities for optics, opto-mechanical assemblies, and instrumentation. The Spectra-Physics and New Focus laser manufacturing facilities are headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Other offices include Oriel spectroscopy products in Stratford, Connecticut; Richardson Gratings in Rochester, New York; Corion filter products and replicated mirrors in Franklin, Massachusetts; manufacturing facilities in Darmstadt, Germany, and Evry, France; and numerous local sales offices throughout Europe and Asia.

Newport Corporation

1791 Deere Avenue

Irvine, CA 92606

TELEPHONE

(800) 222-6440

FAX

(949) 253-1800

E-MAIL

sales@newport.com

WEB SITE

www.newport.com

YEAR FOUNDED

1969

Moxtek, Inc.

Company Description

We are a leading supplier of X-ray and optical components for analytical instrumentation and display electronics. Products include the new XPIN™ high-performance Si-PIN X-ray detectors; MAGNUM® miniature low-power X-ray sources; AP3 and DuraBeryllium® X-ray windows for EDS; ProLINE™ windows for WDS; and ProFlux® wire-grid polarizers and beam splitters for UV, visible, and IR spectroscopy. Moxtek is well known for advanced technology, innovative solutions, and excellent customer service.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy

  • Wavelength dispersive X-ray spectroscopy

  • X-ray diffraction

  • Microanalysis

  • UV, visible, IR spectrometry

Markets Served

Moxtek, Inc. serves the analytical instrumentation and projection display markets.

Major Products/Services

  • ProFlux Wiregrid Polarizers — High transmission and contrast inorganic polarizers for UV, visible, and IR applications.

  • MAGNUM Miniature X-ray Sources — The leading X-ray source technology for handheld and bench top X-ray analysis applications.

  • XPIN Detectors — The latest generation of affordable Si-PIN detectors for X-ray fluorescence spectrometry.

  • AP3 and ProLINE Windows — Ultrathin polymer windows for energy and wavelength dispersive spectroscopy.

  • DuraBeryllium Windows — The most rugged and reliable beryllium windows available for X-ray applications.

  • MX Series JFET — The lowest noise JFET available for X-ray detection systems.

Moxtek, Inc.

452 W 1260 N

Orem, UT 84057

TELEPHONE

(801) 225-0930

FAX

(801) 221-1121

E-MAIL

moxtek@moxtek.com

WEB SITE

www.moxtek.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

142

YEAR FOUNDED

1986

Nippon Instruments North America

Company Description

Nippon Instruments North America is the regional office for Nippon Instruments Corporation-Japan. Nippon Instruments has over 30 years of experience in the design and manufacture of high-quality mercury analyzers. With an absolute focus on mercury analyzers, Nippon Instruments offers mercury analyzers for just about every application. From systems for most EPA methods to direct mercury analyzers to online monitoring systems to specially designed systems for the petrochem industry, Nippon Instruments has a mercury analyzer for your laboratory.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Atomic absorption spectroscopy

  • Atomic fluorescence spectroscopy

Markets Served

Nippon Instruments provides mercury analyzers for EPA compliance monitoring in the environmental, government, and industrial markets. We provide highly versatile systems for the research and education markets, as well as mercury analyzers that are specifically designed for the unique tasks of the industrial and petrochem markets.

Major Products/Services

  • Model MA-2000 Mercury Analyzer: A direct mercury analyzer that allows for mercury analysis of just about any matrix without the need for sample preparation.

  • Model RA-3000 Series Mercury Analyzers: Mercury analyzers with several configurations available to fit various budget requirements. These analyzers provide simple, highly effective results for such methods as EPA 245.1.

  • Model RA-3420 Mercury Analyzer: A unique analyzer that performs the typical EPA Method 245.1 analysis in a fully automatic sequence, including sample preparation.

  • Model PE-1000 Mercury Analyzer: A specifically designed mercury analyzer for direct, automated analysis of mercury in liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons.

Facilities

Nippon Instruments North America is in the final stages of building a new office in College Station, Texas, in order to continue to expand our capabilities. Nippon Instruments Corporation currently maintains offices in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, as well as an additional office in Singapore.

Nippon Instruments North America

1511 Texas Ave S #270

College Station, TX 77840

TELEPHONE

(979) 774-3800

FAX

(979) 774-3807

E-MAIL

sales@hg-nic.us

WEB SITE

www.hg-nic.us

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

19

YEAR FOUNDED

2003

OI Analytical

Company Description

OI Analytical designs, manufactures, markets, and supports analytical instruments used for sample preparation, detection, and measurement of chemical compounds and elements. ITT Analytics acquired OI Analytical on November 16, 2010. OI Analytical is based in College Station, Texas, with a second facility in Birmingham, Alabama.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Total organic carbon-cavity ring down spectroscopy (TOC-CRDS)

  • Mass spectrometry

  • Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS)

  • Discrete analysis

  • Flow injection analysis (FIA)

  • Segmented flow analysis (SFA)

Markets Served

Principal markets/industries served include environmental testing, drinking and wastewater treatment, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, homeland security, and chemical weapons demilitarization.

Major Products/Services

OI Analytical provides instruments for spectroscopic analysis including:

  • iTOC-CRDS Isotopic Carbon Analyzer

  • IonCam™ Mass Spectrometer

  • IonCam™ 2020 Transportable GC–MS

  • IonCCD™ Array Detector

  • DA 3500 Discrete Analyzer

  • FS 3100 Automated Chemistry Analyzer

Facilities

OI Analytical operates research and manufacturing sites in College Station, Texas and Birmingham, Alabama occupying 88,000 square feet.

OI Analytical

151 Graham Road

P.O. Box 9010

College Station, TX 77842

TELEPHONE

(979) 690-1711

(800) 653-1711

FAX

(979) 690-0440

E-MAIL

oimail@oico.com

WEB SITE

www.oico.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

135

YEAR FOUNDED

1969

Ocean Optics, Inc.

Company Description

Ocean Optics invented the world's first miniature spectrometer and has delivered over 130,000 of them since its inception in 1989. The company provides solutions for diverse applications of optical sensing in medical and biological research, environmental regulation, science education, production, and process control. Ocean Optics also provides a comprehensive range of complementary technologies including chemical sensors, metrology instrumentation, optical fibers, probes, filters, coatings, and many more spectroscopic peripherals and accessories. Our spectrometers and sensors are also ideal for OEM applications — with modular options that meet virtually any application requirement.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

Absorbance, transmission, reflectance, irradiance, fluorescence, Raman, UV/VIS/NIR, spectroradiometry, color spectroscopy, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), fiber optic chemical sensing, flow injection analysis, elemental analysis, endpoint detection, headspace monitoring, laser characterization, nondestructive testing, multi-spectral imaging.

Markets Served

Ocean Optics technologies can be found in a diverse range of industries and disciplines. Our products are used by innovators, researchers, scientists, OEMs, medical and healthcare professionals, and in manufacturing facilities in every country on the planet. Military and security concerns have incorporated Ocean Optics technologies into their equipment while the research community has embraced our systems and components for everything from cancer detection to solar cell analysis. In fact, you can find Ocean Optics products in virtually any application from food safety to forensics and from semiconductors to marine biology.

Major Products/Services

  • Spectrometers: UV/VIS/NIR, high-resolution, time-gated fluorescence, spectrofluorometers, absorbance, laser-induced breakdown, LED measurement, reflectance, Raman, remote sensing, field measurement.

  • Optical Sensors: Oxygen sensors, pH sensors, transducing materials.

  • Software: Spectrometer operating, device drivers, irradiance, reflective and emissive color, compound identification.

  • Sampling Accessories: Collimating lenses, cuvettes and holders, standards, filters and holders, flow cells, cosine correctors, integrating spheres.

  • Light Sources: Deuterium, tungsten halogen, LED, excitation sources, lasers.

  • Optical Fibers and Probes: Premium grade assemblies, bare fiber, custom options, reflection and transmission probes, vacuum feedthroughs, complete fiber kits.

Facilities

Ocean Optics is headquartered in Dunedin, Florida and has full-service locations in Europe as well as China. Ocean Optics is part of Halma p.l.c., a safety and environmental technology group in the United Kingdom.

Ocean Optics

830 Douglas Ave.

Dunedin, FL 34698

TELEPHONE

(727) 733-2447

FAX

(727) 733-3962

E-MAIL

info@oceanoptics.com

WEB SITE

www.oceanoptics.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

250

YEAR FOUNDED

1989

OptiGrate Corp.

Company Description

OptiGrate Corp. designs and manufactures ultra narrow band optical filters based on volume Bragg grating (VBG) technologies in proprietary photosensitive glass. Filters with bandwidth as low as 30 pm are formed by holographic techniques in the bulk of glass material and demonstrate superior optical quality, outstanding durability, and high optical damage threshold. OptiGrate is a pioneer and world leader in VBG technologies and, for over 10 years, OptiGrate has delivered custom build and volume orders of holographic optical elements (HOE) to a large number of government contractors and OEMs. OptiGrate has an exclusive license to a full portfolio of unique VBG-based products deployed in various industries.

Markets Served

OptiGrate supplied ultra narrow band filters to hundreds of customers on five continents. The filters are used in a wide range of applications for optoelectronic, analytical, defense, and semiconductor industries. Major markets include:

  • Raman spectroscopy and microscopy

  • Semiconductor, solid state, and fiber lasers

  • Hyperspectral and Raman imaging

  • Photonics applications in the defense sector

  • Ultrafast laser systems

  • Optical recording and storage

  • Medical diagnostics and treatment

Major Products/Services

  • Optical Notch Filters — laser line rejection filters with bandwidth < 10 cm-1.

  • Optical Bandpass Filters — laser side-mode suppression filters with bandwidth <10 cm-1.

  • Laser resonator mode selection filter for spectral narrowing and thermal stabilization of lasers.

  • Deflectors — transmitting volume Bragg grating for angular filtering and deflection of laser light.

  • Chirped volume Bragg grating for ultra-short laser pulse stretching and compression.

  • Spectral Beam Combiner — angular and spectral filters for high-power laser spectral beam combining.

Facilities

The volume Bragg grating filters are manufactured in a unique, vertically integrated facility in Orlando, Florida, that includes a photosensitive glass production facility, holographic facility, and laser development facility. OptiGrate's internal capability to develop, fine-tune, and mass produce photosensitive glass, the core of VBG technology, provides better process control and stability and also enables fabrication of filters with record characteristics.

OptiGrate Corp.

3267 Progress Drive

Orlando, FL 32826

TELEPHONE

(407) 381-4115

FAX

(407) 384-5995

E-MAIL

info@optigrate.com

WEB SITE

www.optigrate.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

25

YEAR FOUNDED

1999

Optometrics Corporation

Company Description

Optometrics has a distinguished 40 year history of manufacturing and providing optical components, in particular diffraction gratings and interference filters, for a wide range of spectroscopic and laser applications. Optometrics' goal is to provide advanced optical components and systems for use in wavelength selection applications. Products include diffraction gratings, interference filters, components for military and civilian sighting and ranging equipment, monochromators, and ruled and holographic wire grid polarizers and beamsplitters. Optometrics caters, in particular, to the needs of its OEM customers by offering special services such as kanban stocking, bar coding capabilities, custom packaging programs, and higher level pre-aligned optical assemblies.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • UV, Visible, IR spectrometry

  • Infrared (including FT-IR)

  • Fluorescence

  • Raman spectroscopy

  • Laser

  • Liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry

  • High performance liquid chromatography

  • Color spectroscopy

Markets Served

  • Life sciences

  • Scientific & analytical instrumentation

  • FT-IR accessories

  • Environmental & process monitoring

  • Homeland security

  • Scientific research

  • Military

  • Laser manufacturers

Major Products/Services

  • Diffraction gratings, ruled & holographic, originals or replicated, reflection and transmission

  • Interference filters from 334–1650 nm

  • Ruled & holographic wire grid polarizers

  • Laser gratings

  • Monochromators

  • Tunable light sources

  • Light sources, sample compartments, stepper motor controllers

  • Components for military and civilian sighting and ranging equipment

  • Beamsplitters

Facilities

Optometrics' facility in Ayer, Massachusetts contains space for offices, engineering, R&D, and production. Equipment that supports our broad range of capabilities include four metal vacuum coating systems, three filter vacuum systems, two ion-assisted hard coat vacuum systems, three grating ruling engines, two holographic laboratories, full replication and lamination facilities as well as full assembly, alignment, and test facilities. Optometrics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynasil Corporation.

Optometrics Corporation

8 Nemco Way

Ayer, MA 01432

TELEPHONE

(978) 772-1700

FAX

(978) 772-0017

E-MAIL

sales@optometrics.com

WEB SITE

www.optometrics.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

45

YEAR FOUNDED

1969

PerkinElmer, Inc.

Company Description

PerkinElmer is a global scientific leader providing an extensive range of technology solutions and services to address the most critical issues facing humanity. From critical research and prenatal screening to environmental testing and industrial monitoring, we're actively engaged in improving health and enhancing quality of life all around the world.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Atomic absorption

  • Inductively coupled plasma (ICP-OES and ICP-AES)

  • ICP mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

  • Infrared (FT-IR & FT-NIR) spectroscopy

  • UV-Vis & UV-Vis-NIR

  • Raman spectroscopy

Markets Served

PerkinElmer is a leading provider of precision instrumentation, reagents and chemistries, software, and services for a wide range of scientific and industrial laboratory applications, including environmental monitoring, food and beverage quality/safety, and chemical analysis, as well as genetic screening, drug discovery, and development.

Major Products/Services

PerkinElmer, Inc. offers a wide breadth of instrumentation and solutions to meet your analytical measurement needs:

  • Atomic spectroscopy: AA, ICP-OES, ICP-MS

  • Chromatography: GC & GC Custom Solutions, GC–MS, HPLC & UHPLC

  • Hyphenated techniques: HPLC-ICP-MS,GC-ICP-MS, HS-GC, HS-GC–MS, TD-GC, TD-GC–MS, TG-IR, TG-MS, TG-GC–MS, DSC-Raman

  • Mass spectrometry: ICP-MS, GC–MS, LC–MS

  • Molecular spectroscopy: FT-IR & FT-NIR, UV-Vis & UV-Vis-NIR, Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy

  • Thermal analysis: DSC, TGA, STA, DMA

  • Organic elemental analysis: CHN/O, CHNS/O

  • Consumables: Atomic spectroscopy, chromatography, molecular spectroscopy, thermal analysis, elemental analysis

  • OneSource® Laboratory Services

Facilities

PerkinElmer, Inc. operates globally in 150 countries.

PerkinElmer, Inc.

940 Winter Street

Waltham, MA 02451

TELEPHONE

(203) 925-4602

FAX

(203) 944-4904

E-MAIL

as.info@perkinelmer.com

WEB SITE

www.perkinelmer.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

2,300 (in the US)

6,500 (outside the US)

YEAR FOUNDED

1937

Pair Technologies, LLC

Company Description

Pair Technologies was founded to capitalize on the unique capabilities of planar array infrared spectroscopy. We offer a group of products that provide extremely rapid spectra, unmatched long term stability, and no moving parts. Products are easily customized for specific applications.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Planar array mid-infrared spectroscopy

Markets Served

  • Research

  • Education

  • Government

Major Products/Services

  • Pair 100 series spectrometer systems

Facilities

Offices at Delaware Technology Center in Newark, Delaware.

Pair Technologies, LLC

1 Innovation Way

Newark, DE 19711

TELEPHONE

(302) 368-7247

E-MAIL

info@pairtech.com

WEB SITE

www.pairtech.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

5

YEAR FOUNDED

2008

Photon etc.

Company Description

As pioneers in Bragg-based hyperspectral imaging, Photon etc. specializes in state-of-the-art photonic and optical research instrumentation. Driven by scientific expertise and its spirit of innovation, Photon etc. aims to remain a leader in this field.

Photon etc's patented spectral imaging, optical filter, and sensor technologies provide solutions for a wide variety of scientific and industrial applications. From material analysis to medical imaging, Photon etc's products permit its clients to explore new territories of measurement and analysis.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Nanomaterial and green material analysis

- High resolution PL imager for PV and LED analysis

- RRS system for carbon nanotubes and nanostructure research

- Widely tunable lasers source for single molecule PL

  • Industrial material analysis:

- Hyperspectral imaging of geological formation

- Multi-band LIBS for sulfur and carbon monitoring

  • Molecular spectroscopy in life science:

- PL and Raman imaging of biosensors

- Hyperspectral imaging of the retina for AMD diagnostic

- Hyperspectral imaging of the whole body for dermatology clinical studies

- Tunable filter and broadband source for CARS

Markets Served

  • Scientific research

  • Pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals

  • Life sciences

  • Space and astronomy

  • Environment and agriculture

  • Mining, oil, and gas operations

  • Art authentification, restoration, and conservation

Major Products/Services

Photon etc's standard products include:

  • Widefield hyperspectral imaging systems

  • Microscopy hyperspectral imaging system

  • Tunable laser sources

  • Supercontinuum lasers

  • Tunable bandpass filters

  • Tunable notch filters

  • Resonance Raman spectroscopy systems

  • Custom projects and internal R&D programs

Facilities

Photon etc. is both a research and development company and a specialized manufacturer of measurement and analysis instruments. Photon etc's headquarters are located in Montreal, Canada.

  • Its distribution network includes partners in:

  • France (Opton Laser International and Leukos)

  • Japan (Tokyo Instruments)

  • Germany (Soliton GmbH)

  • United Kingdom (Pacer International)

  • Israel (Toyoram Electronics)

  • China (Hoaliang Tech Co.)

  • Korea (Hanbek Co.)

Photon etc.

5795 av. de Gaspé #222

Montreal, QC, H2S 2X3

Canada

TELEPHONE

(514) 385-9555

FAX

(514) 279-5493

E-MAIL

info@photonetc.com

WEB SITE

www.photonetc.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

20

YEAR FOUNDED

2002

PHOTONIS USA

Company Description

PHOTONIS is a leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of scientific detector products and components for scientific and analytical instrumentation systems. We specialize in ion, electron, and photon detection with unrivaled expertise in designing and delivering standard and custom products to meet the most demanding applications.

Our engineering and manufacturing expertise delivers solutions for virtually every detection application. With the PHOTONIS worldwide manufacturing capability and support network, we can both design and manufacture your most challenging detection needs.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Mass spectrometry

  • Time of flight MS

  • Raman spectroscopy

  • Nuclear spectroscopy

  • UV and X-ray spectroscopy

  • Charged particle imaging

  • Electron microscopy

  • Residual gas analysis/leak detection

  • E-beam/X-ray lithography

  • Luminescence

  • Fluorescence

  • Atomic absorption

  • Deep UV/X-ray optics

Markets Served

PHOTONIS detection products are found in most of today's high technology-based markets, including scientific and analytical instrumentation, medical diagnostics, chemistry, scientific research, life sciences, space and geophysical exploration, environmental and process monitoring, homeland security, control, and communications.

Major Products/Services

  • Micro pore optics

  • Channeltron® electron multipliers

  • MAGNUM® electron multipliers

  • Long-Life™ microchannel plates

  • Time-of-flight MCP detectors

  • MCP detector assemblies

  • FieldMaster™ ion guides and drift tubes

  • Glass capillary arrays

  • Resistive glass products

  • Electron generator arrays

  • MCP-based pmts

  • Image intensifier tubes

  • Intensified camera units

  • Hybrid photo detectors

  • Streak tubes

  • High voltage power supplies

  • Power tubes

  • Neutron and gamma detectors

  • Glass-coated wire

  • Flexible fiber optics

Facilities

PHOTONIS in Sturbridge, Massachusetts manufactures Channeltron® electron multipliers, microchannel plates, MCP detectors, ion guides, prototype detectors, and other custom glass products. The Lancaster, Pennsylvania facility manufactures power tubes and other related products. PHOTONIS in Roden, Netherlands manufactures image intensifier tubes, intensified camera units, and hybrid photo detectors. PHOTONIS in Brive, France manufactures image intensifier tubes and related products.

PHOTONIS USA

Sturbridge Business Park

660 Main Street

Sturbridge, MA 01566

TELEPHONE

(508) 347-4000

(800) 648-1800

FAX

(508) 347-3849

E-MAIL

sales@usa.photonis.com

WEB SITE

www.photonis.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

USA: 150

Elsewhere: 900

YEAR FOUNDED

1937

PIKE Technologies

Company Description

PIKE Technologies was established in the summer of 1989, specializing in the development and manufacture of accessories and optical systems that enhance the performance of commercial spectrometers.

PIKE concentrates on making the life of laboratory personnel easier. This is achieved through replacing traditional, tedious sampling routines with a range of innovative products and techniques.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

PIKE Products are designed to work with FTIR and UV-Vis spectrometers and are based upon the principles of transmission and reflection spectroscopy measurements. The sampling techniques offered can be divided into seven major groups:

  • Attenuated total reflectance (ATR), for analysis of liquids, pastes, and soft solid materials

  • Diffuse reflectance (DRIFTS), used in sampling of powders and solids

  • Specular reflectance, useful in thin film composition and thickness measurements

  • Microsampling products, FTIR microscope and beam condensers to analyze microsamples

  • Integrating spheres, NIR, and Mid-IR versions for FTIR spectrometers

  • Transmission supplies, including IR optics, and windows of all sizes and designs

  • Automation and temperature control are available for many of our spectroscopy accessories to speed sampling and to provide precise thermal analysis.

Markets Served

PIKE products are designed for spectrometers in the petrochemical, food, forensic, biochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, agriculture, and material science industries. In addition, PIKE specializes in custom design of products for specific applications. PIKE products are designed and built with craftsmanship and care to exceed customer expectations.

Major Products/Services

  • MIRacle™ — Patented "universal" sampling accessory — Diamond, ZnSe, Ge, Si, and AMTIR crystals

  • GladiATR™ and GladiATR Vision™— Highest performance diamond ATR

  • VeeMax™ — Patented variable angle specular reflection and the ATR Max™ used for variable depth of penetration experiments and studies

  • A wide range of fully automated FTIR, NIR, and UV-Vis products with easy to integrate AutoPRO™ software

  • Valu-Line™ Kits combining the most often used sampling accessories and transmission kits containing sampling holders, cells, and optics

  • Integrating spheres for IR and NIR

Facilities

PIKE Technologies is located in Madison, Wisconsin. Our products are fully compatible with all major brands of spectrometers and are sold directly, and through an extensive distributor network worldwide. Please visit our website for additional product and contact information.

PIKE Technologies

6125 Cottonwood Drive

Madison, WI 53719

TELEPHONE

(608) 274-2721

FAX

(608) 274-0103

E-MAIL

sales@piketech.com

WEB SITE

www.piketech.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

36

YEAR FOUNDED

1989

Polymicro Technologies, A subsidiary of Molex Incorporated

Company Description

For over a quarter century, (since 1984), Polymicro Technologies delivers CREATIVE... INNOVATIVE... SOLUTIONS for the aerospace, analytical, astronomy, automotive, bio-defense, biotechnology, communications, energy, manufacturing, medical, military, and pharmaceutical industries. Polymicro is the leader in providing specialty optical fibers and capillary tubing world wide.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Spectroscopy, UV to mid-IR

  • Sensors

  • Analytical detectors

  • Laser light delivery

  • Remote illumination

  • Astronomy spectral analysis

Markets Served

Polymicro's optical fiber, capillary tubing, fiber optic assemblies, and fiber and tubing arrays are commonly used in academic labs, national labs, and industry. Polymicro products find use in aerospace, analytical, astronomy, automotive, bio-defense, biotechnology, communications, energy, manufacturing, medical, military, and pharmaceutical. Typical applications include spectroscopy, sensing, analytical detection and analysis, laser light delivery, remote illumination, process and quality monitoring and control, in addition to unique applications from astronomy and aerospace to your laboratory bench.

Major Products/Services

Polymicro manufactures multimode, step-index fused silica optical fiber with polyimide, silicone, acrylate, and other buffers/coatings; hard clad optical fiber; dual clad optical fiber; highly stable deep UV optical fiber; broad spectrum optical fiber; fiber optic cables and assemblies; high-strength, high-temperature flexible fused-silica capillary tubing; light-guiding capillary; flow cells; square capillary tubing; windowed capillary tubes; UV transparent capillary; precision silica and quartz rods and "cleaved to length" tubing pieces; multilumen tubing; and microcomponents such as laser machined fiber tips, ferrules, sleeves, and laser cut rods or tubing.

Facilities

Polymicro has 50,000 sq. ft. of facility located in the North Phoenix area. At our location we have several draw towers that produce a large portion of capillary tubing and multimode step-index fibers used throughout the world. Polymicro has its own glass laboratory, assembly department, laser machining department, and sophisticated testing equipment to meet our customers' needs for the highest quality products and service.

To get your copy of our handbook or inquire about our products, simply E-MAIL our technical sales department at polymicrosales@molex.com. Or you can fax us at (602) 375-4110.

Polymicro Technologies,

A subsidiary of Molex Incorporated

18019 North 25th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85023

TELEPHONE

(602) 375-4100

FAX

(602) 375-4110

E-MAIL

polymicrosales@molex.com

WEB SITE

www.polymicro.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

115

YEAR FOUNDED

1984

Specac, Inc.

Company Description

Specac delivers quality products engineered to meet your needs. Our accessories and systems are easy to use and built to last — from thin plastic film preparation accessories, used for routine quality checks, to sophisticated remote sampling systems for reaction monitoring.

Specac is now part of Smiths Group, which acquired Specac Ltd from Graseby in 1997. Specac now employs around 55 people worldwide, with offices in the US and the UK, and a network of distributors and dealers worldwide. Smiths Group is an international company employing 16,000 people in some 50 different businesses located in the UK, US, and Europe.

Specac does not support chromatographic techniques.

Markets Served

Specac provides accurate and reliable IR and FT-IR sample handling accessories to academic, industrial, and research institutions worldwide. Specific areas include oil refineries, petrochemicals, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, observatories, military, and universities.

Major Products/Services

Specac's products fall into 4 areas: IR sampling accessories, sample preparation, polarizers, and products and process.

We can provide everything you need, from classic hydraulic presses (up to 40 ton) to handheld dies for producing smaller samples, a grinding mill or a high-temperature constant thickness film maker system — whatever type of sample you are preparing, you can be sure of a perfect reading.

Our range of gas cells allows us to offer sampling solutions in a wide variety of pathlengths, volumes, construction materials, and windows.

Facilities

Specac moved to its current purpose-built location in 1995, based in Orpington, Kent, UK.

There has been a substantial manufacturing investment, and we have a team of optical and mechanical engineering experts using the latest in 3D CAD systems and optical design software.

Specac Limited

River House

97 Cray Avenue

Orpington

Kent

BR5 4HE

United Kingdom

TELEPHONE

+44 01689 873134

FAX

+44 01689 878527

Specac, Inc.

50 Sharpe Drive

Cranston, RI 02920

TELEPHONE

(401) 854-5281

FAX

(401) 463-6206

E-MAIL

sales@specac.co.uk

WEB SITE

www.specac.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

USA: 3

UK: 55

YEAR FOUNDED

1971

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Company Description

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the North American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. SSI was established in 1975 to provide analytical solutions to a wide range of laboratories in the Americas. With a vast installed base and preferred vendor status at many institutions, SSI's instruments are used by top researchers across the globe, customers who can count on the stability, experience, and support only Shimadzu offers.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • UV–Vis

  • FT-IR

  • Fluorescence

  • Atomic (AA/ICP)

  • X-Ray (EDX/XRD/XRF)

  • GC–MS

  • LC–MS

Markets Served

Shimadzu offers more spectroscopy instrumentation, with more software and accessory options, than any other company. This flexibility enables spectroscopists in virtually any laboratory, from biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and industrial to academic, forensic, and environmental, to select the instrument best suited to their application. Shimadzu provides free technical support for the life of the instruments and encourages customer alliances to further product development.

Major Products/Services

Shimadzu meets your needs for ruggedness, ease of use, validation, and applications with a variety of UV–Vis spectrophotometers.

  • Compact, high-resolution UV-1800

  • Easy-to-use UVmini-1240

  • Bioscience-oriented BioSpec-mini

  • Micro-volume (1 µL to 2 µL samples) BioSpec-nano

  • Single monochromator UV-2450

  • Double-blazed, double monochromator UV-2550

  • Research-grade UV-3600 UV-VIS-NIR

  • SolidSpec-3700 UV-VIS-NIR

FT-IR: Our robust, yet stable, FTIR spectrophotometers deliver optimum performance, sensitivity, and reliability at an exceptional price, and we offer more of the sampling accessories you need, including an automated microscope.

FLUORESCENCE: High-performance spectrofluorophotometer handles a range of applications from routine analysis to high-level R&D.

AA/ICP: Simultaneous ICP and our series of high-quality AA spectrometers offer superior reliability, precision, sensitivity, and throughput to deliver maximum performance and value.

X-ray: Our EDX/XRF/XRD systems are packed with powerful features to provide users with versatile, easy-to-use solutions.

Facilities

Shimadzu's U.S. headquarters includes customer service and technical support, as well as a customer training and education center. Ten regional facilities, strategically located around the U.S., provide customers with local sales, service, and technical support.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

7102 Riverwood Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

TELEPHONE

(800) 477-1227

(410) 381-1227

FAX

(410) 381-1222

E-MAIL

webmaster@shimadzu.com

WEB SITE

www.ssi.shimadzu.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

USA: 335

Worldwide: 9,600

YEAR FOUNDED

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments: 1975

Shimadzu Corporation: 1875

SPEX CertiPrep

Company Description

SPEX CertiPrep is a leading manufacturer of certified reference materials (CRMs) and calibration standards for analytical spectroscopy and chromatography. We offer a full range of organic and inorganic CRMs for ICP, ICP-MS, AA, GC, GC–MS, and HPLC. We are certified by UL-DQS for ISO 9001:2008 and are proud to be accredited by A2LA for both organic and inorganic CRMs under ISO 17025:2005 and ISO Guide 34-2000. The scope of our accreditation is the most comprehensive in the industry and encompasses all our manufactured products. We also offer laboratories the option to create their own custom standards with quick turnaround time at no additional cost.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • ICP

  • ICP-MS

  • IC

  • AA

  • ISE

  • XRF

  • XRD

  • GC

  • GC–MS

  • HPLC

Markets Served

SPEX CertiPrep supplies certified reference materials to laboratories worldwide in the following markets: research and development laboratories, environmental laboratories, wastewater treatment facilities, cement facilities, state and federal government agencies, industrial laboratories, manufacturing facilities, clinical laboratories, colleges and universities, public utilities, oil refiners, nuclear plants, winery, wastewater and drinking water labs, and more.

Major Products/Services

SPEX CertiPrep's products include aqueous and organometallic certified reference materials for ICP-MS, ICP, and AA; organic standards for GC, GC–MS, and HPLC; ion chromatography and ion selective electrode standards; inorganic and organic quality control samples; and fusion fluxes and additives for XRF analysis. We also manufacture a line of contamination control products including sub-boiling acid stills, a pipette washer, and OdorEroder™ odor control products. Our newest product offering includes a line of pure and ultra-pure fusion fluxes and additives. Our services include shipment of stock items within 24–48 hours from our Metuchen, New Jersey facility. Technical customer service is available Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm EST. Live chat, along with our complete product catalog and a technical knowledge base is also available at our newly redesigned website: www.spexcertiprep.com.

Facilities

Our US headquarters is located in Metuchen, New Jersey. All our products are manufactured and shipped from this facility. SPEX CertiPrep, Ltd. is the European subsidiary of SPEX CertiPrep, Inc. and is located in Middlesex, England. Distributors throughout Europe support this branch.

SPEX CertiPrep

203 Norcross Ave.

Metuchen, NJ 08840

TELEPHONE

(800) 522-7739

FAX

(732) 603-9647

E-MAIL

CRMsales@spexcsp.com

WEB SITE

www.spexcertiprep.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

50

YEAR FOUNDED

1954

Spellman High Voltage Electronics

Company Description

When manufacturers around the world require high-precision, well-regulated high voltage power, one name most often comes to mind: Spellman High Voltage. Over the past 60 years, Spellman has helped innovative system developers succeed by custom designing and manufacturing innovative high voltage DC power supplies for their unique requirements.

You can rely on the world's largest and most experienced high voltage engineering staff to design the best solutions for your systems requirements. World-class project teams, experienced in specific applications and technologies, are dedicated not only to new designs but also to sustaining engineering throughout the life of each product.

Markets Served

We offer power supplies with well regulated outputs from <62 V to 500 kV, and from <200 mW to >200 kW. High stability, extremely low ripple, and low partial discharge features are available. Spellman is also a world leader in developing Monoblock® integrated X-Ray Sources, CT gantry-mounted generators, telecom sub-marine power feed systems, and a large array of generators and power converters used in critical medical, scientific, and industrial applications.

With the broadest range of products in our market and over 1000 employees located in North America, Europe, and Asia, choosing Spellman makes it possible for many customers to reduce their vendors base. Our seven integrated manufacturing facilities permit us to locate production to minimize cost and support individual customers needs. Low-cost manufacturing centers in Mexico and China provide high quality products at competitive prices. Spellman's purchasing power and global supply chain alliances with superior vendors enables us to negotiate competitive pricing, stocking, and delivery programs.

C-TPAT certification reduces international shipment transit times, as well as the risk of lengthy delays due to sudden increases in border security. Lean manufacturing techniques such as value stream mapping, focused factories, mixed and single model cells, and visual control systems are some of the tools used to reduce cost and lead time.

Facilities

Service centers in New York, Mexico, United Kingdom, China, and Japan provide local technical expertise and rapid response capability. Product specialists are always ready to visit customers' sites. Spellman's manufacturing infrastructure includes: three production centers in the New York area, totaling 165,000 sq. ft.; two production centers in Mexico totaling 150,000 sq. ft.; a 25,000 sq. ft. production facility in the UK; and a 37,000 sq. ft. production center in China.

Spellman High-Voltage Electronics

475 Wireless Blvd

Hauppauge, NY 11788

TELEPHONE

(631) 630-3000

FAX

(631) 435-1620

E-MAIL

sales@spellmanhv.com

WEB SITE

www.spellmanhv.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

1,000

YEAR FOUNDED

1947

Teledyne Leeman Labs

Company Description

Since its founding in 1981, Teledyne Leeman Labs has been an innovator in atomic spectroscopy and introduced many concepts that are now considered industry standards. Among these were the first use of an echelle spectrometer for ICP-OES and the first fully automated mercury analyzers.

Now a leading supplier of instruments for elemental analysis, we take great pride in the quality and value of our products and the depth of our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometers

  • DC Arc spectrometers

  • Mercury analysis

Markets Served

Leeman Labs' products are used in applications essential to QA/QC, environmental analysis, R&D, and process control. They are used in industries including: aerospace, agriculture, automotive, beverage, biofuels, chemicals and petrochemicals, clinical, electronics, environmental/contract labs, foods/food processing, forensics, geological, hazardous waste, metals manufacturing, mining, nuclear, petroleum/gas, pharmaceutical/supplements, power generation, soils, wastewater, and wear metals/oils.

Major Products/Services

Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometers: Prodigy ICP brings together a state-of-the-art, large format, programmable array detector (L-PAD) with an advanced high dispersion Echelle spectrometer to provide exceptional analytical performance. Prodigy is our most powerful and versatile ICP spectrometer. Prism ICP is a high performance cost effective simultaneous array detector ICP. Designed for practicality and performance, Prism is a great solution for many QA/QC and environmental analysis applications. ProfilePlus ICP is a great step-up from atomic absorption spectrometers and is a cost effective solution for labs with limited sample loads.

Mercury Analyzers: Hydra IIAA operates on the principle of cold vapor atomic absorption (CVAA) to provide the analyst with a 1 ppt detection limit as well as compatibility with an extremely wide range of sample matrices. Hydra IIAF operates on the principle of cold vapor atomic fluorescence (CVAF) and is available in two configurations. The first is the core Hydra IIAF which provides a detection limit of 0.1 ppt and a dynamic range that extends to the high ppb level. For laboratories that require even lower limits of detection, the Hydra IIAFGold includes a gold amalgamation system to preconcentrate mercury and yield a limit of detection well below 0.05 ppt. Hydra-C operates on the principle of thermal decomposition with atomic absorption detection to facilitate the direct analysis of solid or liquid samples. Hydra-C is designed to address the needs of analysts who want to use EPA method 7473 or who simply want to determine mercury without having to digest their samples.

DC Arc Spectrometer: Prodigy DC Arc is designed for fast, quantitative elemental analyses of difficult to dissolve samples. Prodigy DC Arc performs elemental analysis of samples in their native form without sample digestion. Few other techniques can challenge the ease-of-use or productivity of DC Arc when it comes to samples that are difficult or impossible to digest.

Inorganic Standards and Reagents: Plasma-Pure Standards: Single and Multi-element standards for AA, ICP, and ICP-MS as well as high purity reagents for mercury analysis.

Facilities

Teledyne Leeman Labs is located in Hudson, New Hampshire. The facility offers both training and demonstration areas to better serve our customer base. Sales offices and representatives are located worldwide to provide sales, service, and support on all our instrumentation.

Teledyne Leeman Labs

6 Wentworth Drive

Hudson, NH 03051

TELEPHONE

(603) 886-8400

FAX

(603) 886-9141

E-MAIL

leemanlabsinfo@teledyne.com

WEB SITE

www.teledyneleemanlabs.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

60

YEAR FOUNDED

1981

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Company Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. Our goal is to make our customers more productive and to enable them to solve their analytical challenges, from routine testing to complex research and discovery. We offer a wide range of products including analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software, and services for research, analysis, discovery, and diagnostics. Our manufacturing sites in the United States and Europe provide products for customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions, and government and environmental industries.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • AA

  • ICP

  • ICP-MS

  • Combustion analyzers

  • FT-IR

  • FT-NIR

  • UV-Vis

  • Raman

  • EDS/WDS/EBSD

  • OES

  • XRD

  • XRF

Markets Served

Our growing portfolio of products includes innovative technologies for a multitude of markets including food safety, environmental testing, materials science, and pharmaceutical.

Major Products/Services

Thermo Scientific spectroscopy instruments are ideal for investigative analysis or quality control applications.

Spectroscopy systems are used to determine the molecular or elemental composition of a wide range of complex samples, including liquids, solids, and gases. We offer an expansive range of techniques, such as FT-IR, FT-NIR, infrared microsampling, Raman spectroscopy, AA, ICP, ICP-MS and ARL OES, XRD and XRF spectrometers.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Instruments

5225 Verona Road

Madison, WI 53711

TELEPHONE

(800) 532-4752

FAX

(608) 273-5046

E-MAIL

analyze@thermofisher.com

WEB SITE

www.thermoscientific.com

WITec GmbH

Company Description

WITec is a manufacturer of high-resolution optical and scanning probe microscopy solutions for scientific and industrial applications. A modular product line allows the combination of different microscopy techniques such as Raman, NSOM, or AFM in one instrument. The company's product line features a near-field scanning optical microscope, using unique cantilever technology, a confocal raman microscope designed for highest sensitivity and resolution, and an AFM for material research and nanotechnology. Focusing on innovations and constantly introducing new technologies, WITec is the leading expert for a vide variety of optical, structural, and chemical imaging tasks.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Raman spectroscopy

  • Confocal raman imaging

  • Ultrafast confocal raman imaging

  • Confocal and near-field fluorescence spectroscopy

  • Upgradeable with atomic force and near-field microscopy capabilities

Markets Served

WITec products are delivered worldwide to academic and industrial research labs focusing on high-resolution chemical imaging and materials characterization. Areas of application for WITec's confocal raman imaging systems include polymer sciences, pharmaceutics, life science, geoscience, thin films and coating analysis, semiconductors, and nanotechnology.

Major Products/Services

WITec alpha300 Confocal Raman Microscope: The alpha300 R is a Raman imaging system focusing on high-resolution as well as high-speed spectra and image acquisition. The acquisition time for a single Raman spectrum is in the range of one millisecond or even below; thus, a complete Raman image consisting of tens of thousands of spectra can be obtained in one minute or less. Differences in chemical composition, although completely invisible in the optical image, will be apparent in the Raman image and can be analyzed with a resolution down to 200 nm.

WITec alpha500 Automated Confocal Raman & Atomic Force Microscope: The alpha500 is an automated Confocal Raman and atomic force microscopy system incorporating a motorized sample stage for large samples and customized multi-area/multi-point measurements. It allows nondestructive chemical imaging with Confocal Raman Microscopy as well as high-resolution topography imaging with AFM using the integrated piezo scan-stage. Both modes can be run fully automatically, guaranteeing the most comprehensive surface inspection possibilities for systematic and routine research tasks or high-level quality control.

Facilities

WITec Headquarters is located in Ulm, Germany, and includes the R&D department, production, sales & marketing, and administration. WITec Instruments Corp. in Maryville, Tennessee, is responsible for North American sales and service activities.

WITec GmbH

Main Address:

Lise-Meitner-Str. 6, 89081

Ulm, Germany

WITec Instruments Corp.

200 East Broadway Ave.

Suite 30, Maryville, TN 37804

TELEPHONE

+49 (0) 731 140 700

USA: (865) 984-4445

FAX

+49 (0) 731 140 7020

USA: (865) 984-4441

E-MAIL

info@witec.de

WEB SITE

www.witec.de

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

33

YEAR FOUNDED

1997

XOS

Company Description

XOS is a leading global provider of mission-critical, materials-analysis equipment and components for industries and regulators that must control material quality and performance, from consumer products (e.g. toys, electronics) to energy (e.g., petroleum) industries. XOS provides a wide range of portable, bench-top, and on-line elemental composition analyzers for field, laboratory, and process applications. XOS leverages its technology leadership in X-ray optics to supply application-specific analyzers that measure environmental and product contaminants such as lead, cadmium, chlorine, and sulfur. As a supplier to analytical instrument companies, XOS also offers X-ray optics and sub-systems to enhance analytical performance in X-ray instruments.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Monochromatic XRF, MWDXRF, HD XRF

  • EDXRF

  • WDS, EDS

  • Confocal XRF

  • XRD, wXRD

Markets Served

End users such as refiners, manufacturers, and third party test labs in the energy and consumer products markets implement XOS analyzers to drive yield and throughput improvements, meet strict regulatory requirements, and enhance product quality. Regulators use XOS analyzers to enforce environmental and consumer safety regulations. Instrument designers and end users in government, universities, and industrial laboratories call on XOS expertise in X-ray optics, systems, and application engineering, from design to complete engine design.

Major Products/Services

Application-specific analyzers for measurement of regulated elements including lead, cadmium, chlorine, and sulfur. Features include peak detection performance, low maintenance, and user-friendly operation in laboratory, at-line, on-line, and in-the-field environments. Lines include SINDIE (sulfur); CLORA (chlorine); SIGNAL (silicon); and HD XRF analyzers (e.g. for lead and other regulated elements in consumer products).

X-ray optics for applications including material composition and thin film analysis; and material stress, strain, structure, phase, and texture. XOS is the leading global manufacturer of Capillary Optics and Doubly Curved Crystal Optics for X-ray analytical instrumentation, including X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, and electron beam systems.

Facilities

XOS, headquartered near Albany, New York, has an established national and international presence by partnering with well-established instrument manufacturers; and also through established distribution partners who are the most experienced and respected in the relevant markets. XOS maintains satellite offices including in Shenzhen, China.

XOS

15 Tech Valley Drive

East Greenbush, NY 12061

TELEPHONE

(518) 880-1500

FAX

(518) 880-1501

E-MAIL

info@xos.com

WEB SITE

www.xos.com

YEAR FOUNDED

1990