Chemical Analysis

MES offers rapid analysis of metals, polymers, and minerals.

Understanding the makeup of your materials is important for chemical verification, selection, and contaminant identification. Our team of experts utilize the best tools to provide accurate and consistent results. At MES, we offer several techniques for quantification of your chemical components for a wide variety of materials, including:

  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Polymers
  • Powdered metals


  • Ores
  • Ferroalloys
  • Composites
  • Ceramics



Laboratory Testing services are performed to ASTM, MIL, API or other specifications. Additional services include identification of thin films, inorganic phases, precipitates, and contaminants within our extensive E-Beam lab. Elemental dot maps or line scan profiles are produced with either EDS or WDS chemical data collection. Our micro FTIR can provide identification of particles down to 5 mils.

  • Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS/EDX)
  • Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (WDS)
  • Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES)
  • Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (AES)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Carbon Determination by Combustion
  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Alloy verification and classification
  • Coating and Plating Identification
  • Uncompromised analytical accuracy
  • Rapid turnaround
  • Wavelength range from 130 nm – 780 nm
  • ASTM E415 – Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
  • ASTM E1086 – Chemical Analysis of Stainless Steel
  • ASTM E1251 – Chemical Analysis of Aluminum
  • ASTM E1621 – Elemental Analysis of Metals
  • ASTM E1508 – Elemental Analysis of Metals
  • ASTM E1019 – Carbon by Combustion Method