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Troubleshooting can show what almost all materials contain

Organic and inorganic compounds, surfaces, elements and much more can be identified using the troubleshooting technology used. FT-IR, light microscopy and SEM / EDX are most common but also GC-MS, separation techniques are also used to solve the problems that processes and products encounter.

Processes and products are often contaminated for various reasons, leading to operational issues that create economic and environmental consequences, as well as potential customer complaints. RISE's extensive expertise and equipment can assist you with identification, troubleshooting, and solutions for nearly all materials and surfaces.

Almost all types of samples can be studied and examples of some are: Identification of compounds in solid or liquid form without sample preparation. The analyzes are both qualitative / quantitative. It is useful in connection with problem solving, complaints, support to end customers and quality control of various raw materials.

Types of samples: Pulp, paper, cardboard, scrapes, dots, rubber cloth, printed end product, solutions, oils, smears, incubators, piglets.

Various organic compounds: Polymers, biomolecules (lignins, carbohydrates, oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, cellulose, vitamins), aromatic compounds, aliphatic compounds, hydrocarbons.

Different molecular groups: Alkanes, alkenes, arenes, alkynes, arenes, esters, carboxylic acids, alcohols.

Inorganic compounds: Carbonates, carbides, organometallic, complexes, minerals, halides, sulphates.

Examples of materials: scrapes, dots, rubber cloth, printed end product, solutions, incrustations, metals.

Light Microscopy

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Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (SEM/EDX)

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FT-IR-spectroscopy

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Gas Chromatography (GC)

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Induktivt kopplad plasma-masspektrometri (ICP)

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Ion Chromatography

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Mapping

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Things to keep in mind when sending your samples:

Scrape in a jar when sampling

Do not mark too close to the defect / problem

Exposure is carried out at RISE in Örnsköldsvik

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- Good reference test to compare with problem / bad test

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