Intertek Expands Materials Science Laboratory Capabilities in Australia

October 18, 2013

(West Footscray, Victoria)  Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has expanded commercial materials and surface analysis laboratory capabilities in Australia with the addition of a Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive X-ray Analyser (SEM-EDXA). The SEM-EDXA, located at Intertek’s PROBE laboratory, is available for clients in Australasia and globally. 

Intertek are able to analyse a range of samples from diverse customers and industries, including the pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, chemicals, materials, and more. SEM-EDXA provides crucial data important for troubleshooting, R&D, forensic analysis, and quality control. SEM-EDXA also provides particle size analysis and 3D imagining, with the ability to magnify images to sub-micron levels, or 200,000 times at high resolution.

Marie Hendriks, General Manager for Intertek West Footscray Laboratory, said, “Intertek PROBE is ready to provide SEM-EDXA capabilities and services to our clients worldwide. The addition of SEM to the laboratory adds opportunity to problem solve, identify unknowns and assist our clients in manufacturing issues, and other applications. Coupled with our other spectroscopy instruments, the lab offers a full reverse engineering service and compositional breakdown, providing important information to our clients.” 

Intertek PROBE is an advanced chemical analysis laboratory specialising in materials analysis, pharmaceutical and polymer testing, and is a leader in the provision of investigative and problem-solving services. Laboratory expertise supports a broad range of industry sectors and R&D projects, covering all aspects of manufacturing, compliance auditing, and resolving customer complaints. Intertek PROBE conforms to a quality system audited by TGA & FDA (pharmaceuticals), NATA (covering biofuels), APVMA (veterinary medicines), and is accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 standards. Highly trained analysts will develop and design test methods, if standard methods do not fit customer requirements.

To learn more, visit: PROBE Analytical Laboratory Australia

About Intertek

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.  From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets.  With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide.  


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Dr Marie Hendriks
Intertek PROBE – General Manager

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