SPECTRO ARCOS Receives Renowned Award From Analytical Industry In China

Saturday, May 1, 2010

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments presents itself at the "Annual Conference of China Scientific Instruments" in April 2010
New ICP-OES flagship SPECTRO ARCOS earns a great deal of attention and wins renowned award for innovation
Kleve, May, 2010 – The SPECTRO ARCOS ICP-OES spectrometer from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments GmbH was distinguished as “one of the best new instruments in 2009” at this year’s “Annual Conference of China Scientific Instruments” (April 9, 2010, Peking).

The analytical conference, ACCSI, took place for the fourth time in 2010. The top caliber event is an established industrial gathering for the analytical industry in China. High ranking government officials, representatives for international analytical manufacturers and policy makers from many Chinese companies and research institutions were among the about 500 participants. The participants use the conference to take stock of the previous year and to gather information about the most important trends and technologies for the coming twelve months.

This was the fourth time in a row that SPECTRO was invited to take part as an exhibitor by the organizers of ACCSI. As one of the manufacturers in the area of spectrometry, the company presented its newest products – including the SPECTRO ARCOS flagship ICP-OES – together with its General Manager China Operation, Pengfei Yuan. The instrument was positively received by the Chinese experts and was, at the end of the partner conference, honored with the renowned ACCSI-Award as one of the most innovative new instruments in 2009.

Background: Annual Conference of China Scientific Instruments
The ACCSI has been organized by the China Instruments Manufacturers Association, the China Analytical Instrument Society and the www.instrument.com.cn online-platform once a year since 2006. In 2010, the China Association for Instrument Analysis was also involved as a co-organizer. About 500 specialists took part in the conference this year.

Background: SPECTRO ARCOS
The SPECTRO ARCOS is high-end analytical instrument for optical emission spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma. The system is well suited to demanding analytical applications such as ultra-trace analysis in the environmental area, line-rich spectra in the metal industries and the analysis of organic materials in petrochemistry. Highlights include the optic that simultaneously records the wavelength range from 130 to 770 nm with its 32 linear CCD detectors as well as the extremely efficient and robust 27-MHz generator.

About SPECTRO
SPECTRO is one of the worldwide leading suppliers of analytical instruments for optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. SPECTRO manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for strongly varying applications and provides exemplary customer service. SPECTRO’s products are exemplified by unique technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer.  From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

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