Museum curators, art historians, and archeologists must be constantly alert to forgeries. XRF is a great tool for them since it can identify the specific elemental composition of rare and valuable items without damaging them.
The chemical and petrochemical market offers a diverse array of applications. While many processes involve organics that are not readily measured by XRF, there are many instances where salts or metals are important.
Proper quality control of coating thickness is important to the plating companies and metal finishers that are applying the coatings and also affect the companies that utilize the plated components in their manufactured goods.
During the manufacturing process, cosmetics need to be chemically analyzed to ensure conformance to product specification and safety as well as cost-effective manufacture.
There are numerous regulations in place that limit the amount of toxic compounds and metals that can be released into the atmosphere. XRF lends itself to many important analytical applications in support of these regulations.
Modern research is concerned with the development of new forms of diagnostics for different purposes. Labs need solutions, devices and methods that deliver accurate and reliable results at a very high level of productivity.
XRF offers efficient solutions for the analytical requirements for the determination of regulated substances in electrical and electronic equipment according to the European Directive RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronical Equipment).
Food is a market that offers many opportunities for XRF. Samples can be measured as loose powders or pressed into pellets and ready for measurement within seconds.
Forensic scientists generally require fast and non-destructive analysis of a very wide range of materials. Often these materials are presented in very small quantity, as evidence collected from a crime scene.
The IMO (International Maritime Organization) continuously sets new standards in order to minimize and control the harmful polluting exhausts from vessel engines. IMO is the World’s largest maritime organization with over 170 member states and acts as a regulatory agency for the international maritime industry.