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Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor

Fast and flexible sampling of chemical and odours released from materials and food

Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor™ (µ-CTE™) is a practical tool for rapid emission screening in R&D or as part of routine factory production control. It can be used to check surface or bulk emission profiles and to assess raw materials and compare products across a range. Applications include construction materials, car trim, consumer products and profiling volatiles released from foods and fragranced products.

Benefits of the Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor

  • Fast and efficient – The µ-CTE avoids the need for time-consuming sample preparation, and sampling is complete within minutes rather than days.
  • Cost-effective – Using the µ-CTE saves time and money by minimising the need for third-party reference tests.
  • Wide analyte range – Released volatiles are captured onto sorbent tubes (for VOCs and SVOCs) or DNPH cartridges (for formaldehyde), and all surfaces are inert-coated for compatibility with reactive or thermally labile chemicals.
  • Predict the results of reference tests – Data from the µ-CTE has been shown to correlate with longer-term tests carried out using small chambers.
  • Method-compliant – The µ-CTE complies with international standard methods ISO 12219-3 (interior air of road vehicles) and ASTM D7706 (rapid screening of VOC emissions from products).
  • Sampling versatility – As well as sampling emissions from bulk samples, a range of accessories allows sampling of surfaces or permeation through materials, humidification of air/gas, chamber calibration, and easy cutting of foam samples.

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Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor

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This product and its accessories are available to buy online.
Accessories include: the humidifier accessory, chamber calibration tools and the SPF (spray polyurethane foam) sample cutter.

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