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SPECTRO Opens New State-of-the-Art Application and Demonstration Laboratory in Irvine, California

SPECTRO developed the laboratory “due to the remarkable growth in demand for application development support and strong interest in our next generation instrument lines,” said Mark Grey, Vice President & General Manager, SPECTRO Analytical Instruments.

The laboratory features the latest in SPECTRO instrumentation and technology for elemental analysis - including inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), and optical emission spectroscopy using arc and spark excitation (Arc Spark OES).

Grey encouraged laboratory managers, scientists, technicians, and other professionals to utilize the laboratory’s state-of-the-art SPECTRO analyzers and staff of lab technicians to assist in their application research, development, and trouble-shooting projects.

The laboratory will also serve to host technical events, training sessions, and instrument and application demonstrations, Grey said.

The SPECTRO Application/Demonstration Laboratory is located at 2031 Main Street, Irvine, Calif.


SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.

SPECTRO’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measurable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 40,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world. For more information, visit

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with more than 15,000 colleagues at nearly 150 operating locations and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.

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