XOS in the News 

  • HDXRF approved for elemental analysis of soil and solid waste by new method – ASTM D8064-16 ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Newly published ASTM D8064-16 standard test method has been approved for the quantification of heavy metal elements in soil and solid waste by monochromatic Energy-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry using multiple monochromatic excitation beams – also known as High-Definition X-ray Fluorescence (HDXRF). With a growing global demand for soil ...
  • XOS opens new applications laboratory to deliver high-quality user experiences through live demonstrations and training ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — XOS, a leading manufacturer of application-specific X-ray analyzers, has announced the opening of a new applications laboratory to better support its customers. With the new applications lab, XOS is now offering live sample analysis demonstrations, instrument training, and technical support through onsite or virtual sessions. “Our decision to create a new ...
  • Compass Instruments appointed as authorized partner and distributor for XOS on-line analyzers across the U.S. EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Compass Instruments, a leading manufacturer’s representative in the U.S. petroleum market, and XOS, the leading global provider of mission-critical materials-analysis equipment, have established a new partnership to distribute XOS’ on-line products across the U.S.  With their well-established customer-base, highly qualified technical and sales personnel, and single-source solution, ...
  • Newly published ASTM F963-16 allows use of HDXRF testing of heavy metals in toys EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The ASTM F15.22 Toy Safety Committee has just published revisions to its U.S. Toy Safety Standard, F963-16, covering the safety of all toys sold in the United States.  Integral among the new changes is a provision allowing for the use of High-Definition X-Ray Fluorescence, or HDXRF, to ...
  • Proimco Installs First Sulfur Analyzer in Spain, the Sindie On-Line   Proimco, a Mara Group company, installed for the first time in Spain a sulfur analyzer, the Sindie On-Line, from the American company XOS, a world-leader in sulfur analyzers. Starting with a demo over three months, CEPSA refinery in Huelva, Spain measured sulfur in diesel oil (finished type A, B and C). This analyzer, which uses ...
  • XOS unveils the fleX-Beam™: its latest excitation system New system delivers flexible design and unyielding performance EAST GREENBUSH, New York, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — XOS (xos.com), a leading provider of advanced optics and OEM sub-systems, announced today the release of its latest excitation system, the fleX-Beam. The fleX-Beam provides a fully-integrated X-ray beam solution that maintains the performance of the well-known XOS X-Beam ...
  • TSCA Reform Is Here On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which significantly amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and expands the authority and requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with regard to the regulation of “chemical substances,” notably including heavy metals considered to ...
  • ASTM F963-11 Update: Total Heavy Metal Screening Changes Per last month’s post, the negatives at the F15.22 subcommittee were voted non-persuasive. Those negatives went out for electronic ballot at the main Consumer Products F15 committee level. The ballot closed on April 15 and the main committee voted to uphold the non-persuasive votes of the sub-committee. Once the new F963 standard is published, the ...
  • ASTM Subcommittee Vote on ASTM 2853 as an Alternative Total Screen Method Last month, immediately following the ICPHSO Annual Meeting in Washington DC, there was an ASTM Subcommittee F15.22 meeting on Toy Safety held at the law offices of Keller and Heckman. The meeting was well attended by representatives from third party test labs, toy manufacturers, Health Canada, and the CPSC. One of the agenda items discussed ...
  • Mars 2020: Seeking Evidence of Life with Micro-XRF Spectroscopy The new Mars rover that is being developed for launch in 2020 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will include a micro-X-ray fluorescence (micro-XRF) instrument called “PIXL,” which stands for “Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry.” PIXL will be mounted at the end of the rover’s robotic arm and is designed to provide fine-scale ...
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