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Analytical Projects

Trust our expert staff to help you tackle all of your Analytical testing needs. From Routine Analysis to custom Method Development, Troubleshooting and Reverse Engineering; we have the people and the knowledge to help meet your unique needs.

Strict Quality Practices

Centricor has the experience and is equipped to provide the support you need to meet the strict regulatory and quality standards required by your industry.  Either by utilizing already existing and validated methods, or providing method development to help you meet and maintain a wide range of regulations, Centricor is committed to delivering the accurate and reliable results you need.

Customized Solutions

At Centricor we do not have a one size fits all approach to our clients. Each project, no matter how large or small, will be assessed and all results will be reviewed by a Senior Ph.D. chemist prior to releasing results to our customer. We understand our customers need more than a cookie cutter approach to their product line. We work closely with our customers to develop customized methods and solutions to provide results you can count on.

Advanced Instruments

Our team has access to a wide range of State-of-the-Art Analytical Instrumentation and is committed to continuing to stay on top of industry advances. We invest in the education of our staff and are committed to maintain and upgrade the instrumentation our customers need.

Routine Analysis

Our laboratory is equipped to identify a variety of organic and inorganic materials and perform precise measurement of physical properties (see our complete list of instrumentation and capabilities).

Analytical Capabilities

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Particle Size Measurement
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis
  • Liquid & Solid Sample Extraction
  • Chromatography
  • Titrations
  • Colorimetric Studies
  • Viscosity & Rheology Measurement
  • Cryogenic Grinding
  • Biological Testing

Testing by Industry

  • Plastics: blooming, migration, contamination, degradation
  • Textiles: spotting on fabric, contamination
  • Paper: optical brightener degradation, polyfluoro chemicals (total fluoride) quantification, paper mill residue
  • Pigments and Inks: contamination, heavy metals, hexavalent chromium, PCB etc.
  • Surfactants: contamination, precipitation, stability problems, quality comparison

Organic and Inorganic Analysis

  • Elemental Analysis by ICP
  • Salts by Ion Chromatography
  • Halogen-Chloride, Fluoride, Bromide, Iodide
  • Nitrate, Nitrite
  • Sulfate, Sulfite, Thiosulfate
  • Phosphate, Polyphosphate
  • Thiocyanate
  • Citrate, Oxalate
  • Amines
  • Organic Acids
  • Sugars, Carbohydrates
  • Complex Matrix Organic Chemical Analysis
  • Molecular Weight Characterization by GPC
  • Particle Size Distribution (0.1 micron to 350 micron)
  • Thermal Analysis by DSC & TGA

Special Protocol Analysis

Centricor Labs can perform different types of FDA migration studies, EPA protocols, ASTM methods and USP regulations.
American Society for Testing and Materials
Environmental Protection Agency
Food and Drug Administration
United States Pharmacopeia
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments

We perform analyses to identify major, minor, and trace level substances such as:

  • Regulated Chemicals
  • Heavy metals
  • Hexavalent Chromium – Cr(VI)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds – VOCs
  • Formaldehyde (AATCC method, Japan 112 method, As Is)
  • Aromatic Amines in Azo Colorants/ EN 14362-1 and EN 14362-2
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls – PCBs
  • Primary Aromatic Amines
  • Phthalates
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons – PAHs
  • Pesticides
  • Flame retardants
  • Volatile and semi-volatile compounds including acids (phenolics) and bases (neutral)
  • Contaminants
  • Impurities
  • Hazardous Waste
  • By-Products
  • Residues
  • Odors


Centricor Labs can accurately measure and evaluate the effect of changes in processes or formulations to help manufacturers improve their existing production methods or develop new products for the marketplace.

Using analytical data, we can help investigate the cause behind a problem or failure of a product.

Deformulation /
Reverse Engineering

Our chemists can deformulate (reverse engineer) competitive products to separate and identify components for quality comparison or to determine possible patent infringement or breach of trade secrets and confidentiality agreements.

Litigation Support

Our principal scientists can also serve as expert witnesses to provide compelling evidence and persuasive testimony to support you with:
  • Customer complaints
  • Product liability claims
  • Patent infringement suits
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Trade secret litigation

Our Goal is to Ensure the Generation of Accurate and Precise Findings

We are not just another contract lab, instead we hope you will consider us an extension of your company’s laboratory. We aim to be a valuable member of your team, and build long-term relationships with our customers to help us all achieve long term and sustainable successes.