SPECTRO installs 20,000 th system worldwide at Nan Ya Plastics in Taiwan

Friday, March 5, 2004

SPECTRO celebrates 25th Anniversary with installation of SPECTRO PHOENIX Sulfur Analyzer at major Taiwanese plastics and chemicals producer.
Kleve - Germany, March 5, 2004. SPECTRO has announced the installation of its 20,000 th analysis instrument worldwide. SPECTRO has installed its SPECTRO PHOENIX Sulfur Analyzer system at Nan Ya Plastics, the leading producer of plastics, chemicals and electronics in Taiwan and one of the country's largest organizations. The new SPECTRO PHOENIX product will enable Nan Ya Plastics to precisely monitor and analyze the Sulfur content of the residual oils produced at its Taiwanese power plants, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, while optimizing the quality of its processing operations.

Mr. Chen Chu Chen , Laboratory Director at Nan Ya Plastics commented: "Nan Ya Plastics is already a satisfied user of multiple online SPECTRO systems and this latest installation is further proof of our complete confidence in the high performance of the SPECTRO products and the benefits they bring to our business. The integration of SPECTRO PHOENIX into our Taiwanese operations will complement our existing investment in SPECTRO technology and will strengthen our commitment to adhering to the latest environmental regulations."

"Nan Ya Plastics is a long-established and valued SPECTRO customer. We are delighted that they have become the recipient of our landmark 20,000 th system," added Tom Milner, Director, Product Management at SPECTRO Analytical Instruments. "This installation was also completed in our 25 th year of operation, giving us two major reasons to celebrate this particular achievement."

About Nan Ya Plastics:

Established in 1958, Nan Ya Plastics is a global leader in a variety of businesses in the plastics, chemicals and electronics industries. Annual sales for Nan Ya Plastics are in excess of US$3 billion. Nan Ya Plastics Corporation belongs to the Formosa Plastics Group, the largest private business enterprise in Taiwan with annual sales of more than US$10 billion.

About SPECTRO:

SPECTRO - the global leader in Optical Emission and XRF Spectroscopy - is a multinational company committed to innovation, instrumentation support and service. With more than 400 employees, SPECTRO has shipped over 20,000 instruments to customers throughout the world. SPECTRO is committed to producing advanced products, better and more diverse solutions, and providing an unparalleled support infrastructure. 

Please contact Tom Milner for additional information, Tel: +49.2821.892-0, 
Fax: +49.2821.892-2200, E-Mail: spectro.info@ametek.com
New generation SPECTRO CIROS VISION CCD system offers unique optical system to further enhance chemical elemental analysis
Kleve, Germany – March 8, 2004. SPECTRO will launch its next generation, high performance CIROS VISION ICP-OES CCD optical emission spectrometer at Pittcon 2004, 8-11 March in Chicago , USA . The new SPECTRO CIROS VISION ICP system is the most powerful, flexible and fastest ICP spectrometer in the world today and is the only system with a broad emission range to enable complete chemical elemental analysis. New highlight features and functionality include a significantly faster readout system, an improved Plasma Interface, improved capabilities for unattended control, and a brand new software platform.

The new generation SPECTRO CIROS VISION ICP delivers a comprehensive range of new benefits to users including:

new readout system - increases data processing speeds by a factor of ten, enabling real time standardization without loss of dynamic range, further improving precision and stability for the analysis of higher concentrations
enhanced Plasma Interface - easier to handle and maintain while giving higher linearity
optimized fluid paths - yielding shorter analysis times
high sample throughput and 24 hour continuous operation - extended control mechanisms, email alert function, and installation of WebCams for observation of the plasma offer excellent monitoring and diagnosis tools for unattended operation
SMART ANALYZER VISION software platform - compliant to US FDA 21 CFR Part 11, the new 32-bit application offers unique reprocessing capabilities that enable elements to be added, method parameters to be edited and changed, even methods created and previously measured samples analyzed
"Over the last 25 years, optical emission spectrometers with ICP excitation sources have become an indispensable tool for chemical elemental analysis. Since the introduction of its first ICP, SPECTRO has managed to continuously set performance benchmarks and a fter more than 700 installations worldwide, we continue to lead the market ," commented Tom Milner , Director, Product Management at SPECTRO Analytical Instruments. " With the introduction of this next generation solution, we have added new functionality in the areas of precision, stability, linearity, ergonomics, robustness and automation. These developments have enabled us to create the most powerful, flexible, and fastest ICP the world has ever seen."

About SPECTRO:

SPECTRO - the global leader in Optical Emission and XRF Spectroscopy - is a multinational company committed to innovation, instrumentation support and service. With more than 400 employees, SPECTRO has shipped over 20,000 instruments to customers throughout the world. SPECTRO is committed to producing advanced products, better and more diverse solutions, and providing an unparalleled support infrastructure. 

Please contact Tom Milner for additional information, Tel: +49.2821.892-0, 
Fax: +49.2821.892-2200, E-Mail: spectro.info@ametek.com