Materials testing is crucial to understanding the chemical composition of a substance; whether analyzing contaminants in a known substance or identifying the ingredients of an unknown substance.

Through advanced testing equipment and collaboration with our network of material testing laboratories, Element offers a complete suite of material testing services to provide you with the certainty you need for safety, quality, and performance.

Element’s services can be used to aid in the development of chemical products, to analyze product failure cases in manufacturing, for particle or residue testing to identify substances, and much more. Our materials testing capabilities include material selection, performance, characterization and failure analysis. Covering metals, adhesives systems composites, particulates, polymers and construction materials, our experts give you the answers you need on material properties, performance, strength, and durability.

We understand the science behind your materials and their performance and support you through all material testing procedures while ensuring your commercial requirements and production timescales are met. Thanks to our expert staff and advanced laboratory capabilities, we can identify a material’s chemical composition with an incredible degree of precision, analyzing compounds for:

  • Active Ingredients
  • Contaminants
  • Fillers
  • Particulates
  • Solvents
  • Plastics
  • Polymers
  • Additives
  • Unknown Materials

The Element advantage

Element’s analytical chemists possess the expertise to meet your materials analysis and analytical research needs. Our state-of-the-art equipment and strict adherence to industry standards ensure accurate, timely results. 

We can conduct analytical testing and material analysis in accordance with USP, EP, ASTM standards and cGMP compliance. Servicing virtually every industry sector, our Engaged Experts can support your project in research, design, and quality control with rapid and accurate materials testing services. Our organic and inorganic material testing capabilities include:

  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (SEM/EDXA)

To learn more about our material testing laboratories contact us today.

Our Services

Find out more about our material sciences testing services for the pharmaceutical industry.

Pharmaceutical Testing scientific equipment

Chemical Characterization

Element’s chemical testing and analysis help you confirm the identity and composition of chemical substances and materials used in your products.

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pharmaceutical deformulation

Product Deformulation

Element’s expert chemists have successfully reverse engineered hundreds of formulations for a huge array of products and provided detailed information on the identity and quantity of ingredients.

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NMR Spectroscopy

NMR Spectroscopy

NMR spectroscopy in pharmaceutical analysis enables identification of substances and impurities, verification of chemical synthesis and compound characterization, supporting critical stages of pharmaceutical development.

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X-Ray Diffraction of Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical X-Ray Diffraction

Element is a leader in the field of X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) analysis, with over 30 years of experience in the global pharmaceutical market. Let our scientists guide you on your journey to find advanced solutions for your challenging projects.

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Pharmaceutical Testing scientific equipment

Contaminant Analysis and Complaints Investigation

Our pharmaceutical contaminant detection and analysis services include FTIR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and SEM to rapidly identify particulate contaminants in pharmaceuticals.

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Physical Characterization

Our physical characterization scientists apply a variety of techniques, from SEM to TGA, to help you understand the physical properties of your pharmaceutical materials.

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Pharmaceutical Testing scientific equipment

Mechanical and Physical Testing of Polymers

We provide comprehensive physical and mechanical testing services of polymers and plastic products, including tensile testing, impact resistance, and chemical exposure.

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Pharmaceutical Testing scientific equipment

Polymorphism and Crystal Identification

Our chemical analysis laboratories provide polymorph and crystal identification of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients via XRPD, DSC, FTIR, and SEM to determine the best polymorphic form for your product.

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PSD and particle counting

Particle Size Distribution and Particle Counting

Our experts provide specialist particle analysis services for Particle Size Distribution (PSD) and particle counting following USP, EP, ASTM and ISO methods.

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Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.