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Horiba MESA-50 EDXRF analyzer

HORIBA has now developed the new MESA-50 EDXRF analyzer for screening measurements of samples containing hazardous elements such as Pb, Cd, Hg, Cr, Br, Sb, As. It meets RoHS, ELV and halogen-free screening criteria. The unit includes three analysis diameters, suitable for every sample, from thin...

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X-MET5000 Hand-held XRF Analyzer From Oxford Instruments

Oxford Instruments produces the X-MET5000, a robust X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzer the for accurate and reliable identification of elements regulated by compliance legislation. The X-MET5000 represents the 4th generation of Oxford Instruments’ hand-held analyzers. This design experience combined with Oxford Instruments’ patented PentaFET┬« detector technology guarantees...

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European Commission Reverses deca-BDE Exemption

According to an article published by ELFNET, the European Commission’s legal services division has now reversed the deca-BDE exemption established in 2005. The ruling effectively bans the use of deca-BDE and nearly all brominated flame retardants in electronics as of 1 July 2006. The ruling is...

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EPA Reports Flame Retardant Alternatives

At the end of January 2014 the EPA released a final report on alternatives to Deca-BDE as a flame retardant. The report evaluated 29 substances selected for the greatest potential to replace Deca-BDE. Study activities included a life-cycle and exposure review, and hazard profiles for Deca-BDE...

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Bacteria Convert deca BDE into Toxic Forms

New research has identified several anaerobic bacterial species that break down deca-PBDE into much more toxic intermediates. As the most popular brominated flame-retardant available, this news places the future of deca-PBDE at risk. deca BDE Path To Toxicity Science News has been reporting extensively on PBDEs...

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XRF Analyzer Review – Oxford Instruments

With Restriction of Hazardous Substances now in full swing, there is growing demand for screening tools to check compliance. Hand-held, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) has emerged as the tool of choice for this task. XRF analyzer units are simple to use, easily portable and very effective. One...

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Electronic Parts – Material Content Analysis With XRF

Sometimes, testing is the fastest, or the only, way to determine the material content of an electronic component. The fastest, most convenient test method is XRF. With a portable XRF unit you can easily determine the presence or absence of regulated substances in almost any sample.
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