IMR offers a wide range of chemical analysis laboratory services to accurately define properties of metallic and non-metallic materials. IMR's independent, accredited chemical analysis labs provide material verification to Nadcap, ISO-17025, OEM, and ASTM standards, as well as detailed chemical composition testing for unknown materials.

IMR Test Labs Chemical Composition Testing Experts

IMR's lab team of chemists, technicians, and lab personnel are pros at analytical techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, qualitative analysis, gravimetric analysis, quantitative chemical analysis, and many other chemical tests. We perform testing services on metals, polymers, powders, process solutions and coatings. Our chemists and technicians are knowledgeable and have years of experience providing high-quality chemical analyses from routine to specialty.

If needed, we'll design a testing protocol that produces accurate data to make decisions from, and we'll apply our extensive expertise to analyzing results in our clear, concise reports. And we are available by phone or email to review your results.

View our accreditations and certifications.

Materials Tested for Chemical Composition Analysis

•Metals  •Polymers  •Powders  •Coatings  •Process Solutions

Our ICP-MS lab delivers very sensitive elemental analysis that provides very low detection limits for most elements present.

IMR offers a range of powder testing methods such as Hall and Carney Flow, Tap Density, and Particle Size.

ICP analysis services are performed to quantify the elemental concentrations in a range of materials.

IMR's Combustion Testing Lab provides identification of nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, and sulfur in metal samples.

OES Analysis is a widely used analytical technique used to determine the elemental composition of a broad range of metals..

IC Analysis is a lab technique that permits the dynamic separation and detection of anions in a solution.

IMR performs both Cleanliness Testing and Contaminant Identification services, specializing in medical devices and equipment.

IMR offers XRD analysis for the identification of crystalline phases for a large variety of powders and thin-film samples.

XRF analysis from IMR can quickly (in under two minutes), provide alloy identification for non-destructive semi-quantitative analysis.

From simple steels to complex nickel and titanium alloys, IMR will provide you a clear, concise report listing the elements included, your results and compared to your specification

IMR provides engineering support services for testing needs are outside of ASTM standards, Our experienced engineering staff has the advanced knowledge to create customized testing programs.

6 Common Chemical Composition Testing Techniques

  • Chromatography - by detecting and separating the anions in a solution a chromatograph is able to measure the concentration of anions and ionic species
  • Spectroscopy - when interacting with or emitting and electromagnetic radion spectra is produced and measured
  • Qualitative analysis - identification of elements or groupings of elements present in a material
  • Gravimetric analysis - a type of quantitative chemical analysis in which mass is used to determine the amount of an ion present in a material
  • Quantitative chemical analysis - determination of the amount of a certain constituent within a sample
  • Chemical analysis of metals - determine the composition of an alloy

Choosing IMR Test Labs for Chemical Analysis Services


Not Just Data, Knowledge - This is our slogan to reflect that IMR Test labs have chemical engineers with a vast array of expertise. Not only do we give you the analysis report, we are able to further support the overall testing concepts in relation to the use of your materials for specific applications.  


There are 5 IMR Test Labs Locations, we are able to perform most types of chemical composition testing at each location.  In addition to our 3 branches within the United States, we also have facilities in Singapore and Suzhou, China.  

Ithaca, NY

Portland, OR

Louisville, KY


Suzhou, China

Chemical Analysis and Testing Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q) What are the most common types of chemical testing for materials?

A) Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Qualitative Analysis, Gravimetric Analysis, Quantitative Chemical Analysis, and Chemical Analysis of Metals.

Q) What types of materials can chemical testing and analysis be performed on?

A) Metals, Powders, Polymers, Composites, Coatings, Plastics, and Process Solutions, among others.

Q) What is the turnaround time on results for chemical testing and analysis by IMR?

A) Routine testing can usually be completed in 1-3 days. More complex chemical analysis can take longer, and will be determined during the quoting process. Expedited results can be obtained with a premium charge.

Q) How important is IMR's certification for chemical analysis by Nadcap?

A) Nadcap oversees testing standards for the aerospace manufacturing industry. Only labs that have been audited by Nadcap representatives are considered for certification. Auditors assess processes, documentation, skills of lab techs, quality control, and several other factors. IMR has consistently earned high marks to earn, and maintain, our accreditation.

Markets We Serve

Markets We Serve - having the right materials and components that are able to perform at the highest standard are important in all of the markets we serve.  Click on each market below in order to learn how IMR Test Labs is able to use the technology, equipment, and experience to benefit companies within the markets.  

Additive Manufacturing Materials Testing Services

Medical Device Cleanliness Testing Services

Aerospace Materials | Coatings Testing Services

Transportation Industry Testing Services

Energy Industry Materials Testing Services

Nuclear Industry Testing Materials

Oil & Gas Industry Testing Services

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