Aspectrics and CPAC Enter Strategic Agreement

Aspectrics, Inc., the innovator of Encoded Photometric Infrared Spectroscopy (EP-IR) analyzers, has just concluded a strategic agreement with the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry (CPAC) of the University of Washington.

Aspectrics, Inc., the innovator of Encoded Photometric Infrared Spectroscopy (EP-IR) analyzers, has just concluded a strategic agreement with the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry (CPAC) of the University of Washington. Aspectrics will be sponsoring CPAC?s upcoming BTX (Benzene/Toluene/Xylene) research project which is being funded by a Fortune 50 Oil company. This Fortune 50 oil company is the leader in energy and petrochemical industry, conducting business in over 200 countries and territories.

CPAC will be using Aspectrics's award-winning EP-IR MultiComponentTM 5000 analyzer in order to develop an advanced BTX analyzer that will revolutionize petrochemical analyses. The agreement will see students at the CPAC conducting a complete industrial research project to measure Benzene, Toluene and Xylene in a process stream using Aspectrics's revolutionary EP-IR technology.

Jim Yano, VP of Marketing, Aspectrics, Inc. comments: ?Petrochemical companies are looking for cheaper and more rugged instrumentation than their current process FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared) to measure Benzene, Toluene and Xylene in a process stream. We at Aspectrics feel that the combination of CPAC?s high-level research, exploration into new technologies and experience in solving real world process applications fits very well with our EP-IR technology. This collaboration is an exciting opportunity to provide enhanced analytical capabilities in the field of infrared spectroscopy.?

CPAC, established at the University of Washington in 1984, is a consortium of Industrial, National Laboratory and Government Agency Sponsors addressing multidisciplinary challenges in Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and Process Control through fundamental and directed academic research.

The EP-IR MultiComponent 5000 analyzer features ultra fast scanning capability with 100 scans per second thus allowing manufacturers to monitor processes in real time. Aspectrics will also provide CPAC with a full suite of software solutions, resulting in quicker and more efficient real-time data acquisition, as well as instrument control, data play back and quantitation. A variety of sampling accessories will be also made available to facilitate rapid integration of the MultiComponent 5000 analyzer to the application.