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12/13/2006

SPECTRO Delivers 25,000th Analytical Instrument



SPECTRO, a worldwide leader in analytical instruments for energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis (EDXRF) and optical emission spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma (ICP-OES), has produced and delivered its 25,000th analytical instrument. The instrument, a SPECTRO CIROS VISION ICP-OES spectrometer, was purchased by Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia, to examine environmental and geological samples.

"Acme Analytical Laboratories, a laboratory service supplier, is one of our most important Canadian customers," notes Doug Keene, Sales Manager for SPECTRO Analytical Instruments in Kingwood, Texas. "Acme is active around the world, supporting its customers in all areas of geological analysis. The laboratory has ordered eight SPECTRO CIROS Vision ICP spectrometers since beginning ICP-OES analysis several years ago."

The SPECTRO CIROS VISION, with the special serial number marking its status as SPECTRO's 25,000th instrument, will be used by Acme in Vancouver for a wide range of applications. Acme employs ICP-OES technology to examine soil, sludge, water and waste water as well as rocks. Another important application for the CIROS VISION is measurement of the precious metal content in rock and ore samples.

ICP-OES analysis allows Acme to offer its customers a combination of analytical procedures. Rock samples, for example, are first analyzed with the CIROS VISION and then with an ICP mass spectrometer to achieve the lowest possible detection limits and to cover the entire spectrum of elements.

"We are extremely pleased that this particular instrument - one of our flagship SPECTRO CIROS VISION spectrometers - carries the memorable serial number 25,000," comments Tom Milner, Marketing Manager for SPECTRO in Kleve, Germany. "We have a spearheading instrument, an important customer, and an increasingly important application area in a key growth market for us all summed up in this one instrument."

Source: SPECTRO Analytical Instruments GmbH & Co. KG




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