FlowCam Particle Analysis for Materials Characterization

Industrial collages for website application page - materials characterizationApplications of particle analysis for materials characterization are evolving constantly. From the characterization of printer toner and superabrasives, ion exchange resins to column packing material, additive manufacturing, polymer composition analysis, to chemicals, cosmetics formulations, and microencapsulation processes. If it’s a liquid, or can be suspended in a liquid, you can analyze it on the FlowCam flow imaging microscope. Read a list of the novel samples run in our onsite lab in our 20 year history.

Wondering if FlowCam will work for you? Submit a sample to see the difference FlowCam will make in your research! We will analyze it and walk you through the results using our image analysis software, VisualSpreadsheet®.

FlowCam captures high-resolution, digital images of particles suspended in a liquid medium. Over 40 physical parameters are measured from each image while the data is processed with VisualSpreadsheet. Use real digital images to verify the size, shape, and identity of your particles. 

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  • Image and analyze particles 300 nm to 5 mm
  • Measure 40+ physical parameters per particle
  • Quantify particles in sample
  • Perform statistical calculations 
  • Generate size distribution curves
  • Visually verify particulate identity with high-resolution images

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Customer Quote:

“We weren't sure if FlowCam was going to work for us. We manufacture a dense colloid. But the lab staff at Fluid Imaging Technologies was able to develop a method on FlowCam that worked. We scheduled an analysis and received results promptly after they received [the sample]. We were involved during the method development process and were were walked through the results via an online web conference. We were pleased with the performance and the professionality of the team. A nice way to test the product before purchasing." 

 - FlowCammer, USA, 2018


Resources for Materials Characterization

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