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News: Glass Expansion ICP and ICP-MS UK Distributor

Article Date(s):01/12/2012 - 01/29/2021

Glass Expansion has been manufacturing sample introduction components for ICP emission and mass spectrometers since the early 1980s. Today Glass Expansion support instruments from 16 manufacturers, providing sample introduction systems for over 50 different ICP and ICP-MS models. Many major ICP manufacturers supply our products as standard. Our products are widely used and embraced by recognised analysts in the ICP industry, and are recognised as 'industry standard' products. Our intimate understanding of the relationship between the various sample introduction components, together with our ability and expertise in manufacturing high quality nebulizers, spray chambers, torches, and other ICP components, means that Glass Expansion can offer you a complete solution to your ICP sample introduction needs. Here are some examples of what our commitment to research has accomplished:

  • Glass Expansion revolutionized spray chamber design by introducing cyclonic spray chambers. That's right, before the 'Tracey' cyclonic spray chamber, Scott-style spray chambers were the norm. The design of our cyclonic spray chambers helps you achieve sensitivity gains, reduced washout times, and reduced matrix effects not possible with other types of spray chamber.
  • Our fully demountable torches, with all components being removable and replaceable, are also an industry first, enabling you to make operating and using torches more efficient and less expensive. With the high-precision ground torch base, you can replace any of the three individual tubes while maintaining accurate alignment and concentricity. All replacement components are so precisely manufactured that you dont need any further optimization after youve replaced a tube. Changing torch tubes is so quick and easy, reducing down time and increasing instrument productivity.
  • Glass Expansion manufacture nebulizers to operate optimally at the gas pressures and flow specified by the ICP instrument manufacturers. Instead of manufacturing nebulizers which operate within a certain gas pressure and flow range, Glass Expansion go the extra distance in our drive for quality. Glass Expansion manufacture our nebulizers according to your ICP specifications because Glass Expansion understand how critical these specifications can be. Glass Expansion also understand that your time is important and that you shouldn't have to waste it on recalibrating your instrument each time you change your nebulizer.

Reproducibility of analytical results in ICP analyses is of paramount importance. In an environment where a small change or inconsistency in a product or variable can result in a dramatic change in analytical results, design quality and reliability is essential. Glass Expansion has developed unique and proprietary manufacturing methods, which enable the production of components with the high mechanical strength and micron-level dimensional accuracy to satisfy the narrowest of analytical specifications, each and every time. Our products are recognized world wide for their excellent precision, cost effectiveness and reproducibility of results. This reproducibility provides you with the following benefits:

  • Short-term background and RSD's are lower
  • Long-term drift is lower
  • Analytical result spread, measured for successive test batches of Glass Expansion components, is narrower

Glass Expansion's design and manufacturing processes ensure reliability in the performance of our products, which helps you minimize variables that can affect your analyses. Your needs are the crux of our product design quality, reliability, and innovation. Some of our recent responses to your needs have led to the development of user friendly solutions such as our quick connect EzyFit and EzyLok fittings for nebulizers, GazFit connectors for torches, and EzyLok fittings for jacketed spray chamber coolant hoses. We pride ourselves on being attentive to your needs.

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