Materials Testing - Glantreo Innovative Scientific Solutions
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Materials Testing

Glantreo is committed to providing a wide range of quality materials science analysis services to our customers. We are certified to ISO9001:2015 and we are regularly audited by our customers.

Our services include a variety of Material Characterisation methods which can aid in your material development process and can also be applied to Rogue Particle Analysis. Regardless of the application, when you work with Glantreo you are working with a skilled team of postdoctoral chemists, putting our significant expertise at your disposal and delivering prompt, reliable and definitive results that you can trust.

Our workflow highlights our commitment to Excellent Customer Service
with as much hand-holding as required along with our broad scope of knowledge in testing. Our expertise includes material science know-how, along with analytical, quality and calibration.

We have an extensive range of tests for different types of samples, using destructive and non destructive analysis. Samples may be in any phase, varying sizes, labile or not. We can often identify unknown samples as well as documenting known products.

Our customers both at home and abroad cover the gamut of industries. We provide services for our customers in Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Medical Technology, Chemical, Automotive and Aeronautical and Food sectors in over 60 countries

Routine tests

  • Particle Characterisation
  • Cleanliness Method for Component Parts in the Automotive Industry — based on ISO16232: Cleanliness of components of fluid circuits
  • Density / Pycnometry
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Size Analysis (Dynamic Light Scattering)
  • Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Powder X-Ray Diffraction
  • X-Ray Fluorescence
  • Surface Area
  • Pore Size Determination
  • Solid State NMR
  • Particle Size Distribution
  • IR Spectroscopy
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • UV-Vis Spectroscopy
  • Inert Gas Fusion (IGF)



  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (ATM)
  • Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)



Click here to read Spotlight on EDX

Click here to read Spotlight on Cleanliness Testing

More Resources

List of Glantreo Techniques
Please click here to see a full list and explanation of the test techniques and procedures that Glantreo carry out.

Janssen Case Study
Investigation and study of corrosion effect of solvent systems…..Please click here to learn more.

Novartis Case Study
Rogue particle analysis in solvent recovery plant…..Please click here to learn more.


Recent projects undertaken by Glantreo:

  • Identification of rogue particles or foreign bodies in API manufacture
  • Identification of contaminants on biomedical devices
  • Identification of unknown materials found in foodstuffs
  • Process Improvement for API manufacture
  • Process Development for medical device industry
  • Physiochemical Characterization of Hydroxyapatite (HA)
  • Corrosion Studies on Stainless Steel Parts
  • Linting/Cleanliness of Cloth/Fibres
  • Identification of Insoluble Matter in API manufacture
  • Trace Chemical Unknowns Detection within the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Identification of Contamination in Foodstuffs
  • Morphological inspection of API powders
  • Non Routine Testing of Chemical Samples
  • Chemical Composition Analysis of Inorganic Oxides
  • Particle size analysis of Inorganic Oxides (via Elzone and Malvern systems)
  • Surface Area Analysis of Inorganic and Organic Materials
  • Particle Size Analysis on Dust Samples (Occupational Monitoring)
  • Emission Monitoring (Sulphates/Chlorides)
  • Stack Monitoring
  • Carbon Black Comparison Testing
  • Insect/Spider Identification in Raw Materials
  • Insect/Spider Identification in Food Products
  • Food Contamination (Insects/Spiders/Mammals)
  • Limestone Solubility Testing
  • Soluble and Insoluble Matter
  • Acid Buffering Capacity in Animal Feed Products
  • Determination of Oxygen, Hydrogen and Nitrogen Content in biomedical implant devices via IGF
  • Determination of Carbon and Iron Content in biomedical implant devices via ICP
  • ASTM 1409, 1447 testing (IGF testing)
  • Dissolution testing
  • Dissolved Solids/Total Solids
  • Acrylamide Testing (solids and liquids)
  • ASTM F67 testing
  • ASTM E354 testing
  • ASTM 1926 testing
  • ASTM 1147 testing
  • ASTM 1044 testing
  • ASTM 1185 testing
  • ISO 13779 testing
  • Thermal Oxidizer residue testing
  • Particle size analysis on Fertilizer samples



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