Glass Expansion Products

Glass Expansion has been manufacturing sample introduction components for ICP emission and mass spectrometers since the early 1980s. Glass Expansion believes that the best design, production, and service are all necessary to achieve the highest product quality.

They have developed unique and proprietary manufacturing methods, which enable the production of components with high mechanical strength and micron-level dimensional accuracy to satisfy the narrowest of analytical specifications, every time.

If you want the best performance your ICP provides, choose a Glass Expansion sample introduction system. Lab techs around the world recognize it for excellent precision, cost-effectiveness, and reproducibility of results.

Why Choose Glass Expansion?

You want the best performance your instrument can provide. You also want consistency, so that you can replace consumable parts such as nebulizers, spray chambers, and torches without having to spend time optimizing your instrument for the new parts.

Design is vital. You can have the best methods of production and the highest quality finish, but if the design is not of the highest quality, the product cannot reach its full potential. Glass Expansion’s commitment to research and product development, which includes owning ICP and ICP-MS instruments, enables the production of innovative design solutions.

For Quality, Reliability, and Innovation

With products supporting instruments from 16 manufacturers, our distributor provides sample introduction systems for more than 50 different ICP and ICP-MS models. In fact, many major ICP manufacturers supply Glass Expansion products as standard.

Most analysts in the ICP industry recognize Glass Expansion’s products as the industry standard. Their intimate understanding of the relationship between the various sample introduction components, together with their ability and expertise in manufacturing high-quality nebulizers, spray chambers, torches, and other ICP components, means that they can offer a complete solution to ICP sample introduction needs.

Leading in ICP and ICP-MS Innovation

Here are some examples of what that commitment to research accomplished:

  • Glass Expansion revolutionized spray chamber design by introducing cyclonic spray chambers. That’s right, before the ‘Tracey’ cyclonic spray chamber, Scott-style spray chambers were the norm. The design of the cyclonic spray chamber helps you achieve sensitivity gains, reduced washout times, and reduced matrix effects not possible with other types of spray chambers.
  • The company’s fully demountable torches, with all components being removable and replaceable, are also an industry first. This enables you to make operating and using torches more efficient and less expensive. With the high-precision ground torch base, you can replace any of the three individual tubes while maintaining accurate alignment and concentricity. All replacement components are so precisely manufactured that you don’t need further optimization after you’ve replaced a tube. Changing torch tubes is quick and easy, reducing time and increasing instrument productivity.
  • Glass Expansion manufactures nebulizers to operate optimally at the gas pressures and flow specified by the ICP instrument manufacturers. Instead of manufacturing nebulizers that operate within a certain gas pressure and flow range, they go the extra distance in their drive for quality. They manufacture nebulizers according to your ICP specifications because they understand how critical these specifications can be. They also know that your time is important, and you shouldn’t have to waste it on recalibrating your instrument each time you change your nebulizer.

Consistency in Analytical Results

The reproducibility of analytical results in ICP analyses is paramount. In an environment where one slight change or inconsistency in a product or variable can result in a dramatic change in analytical results, design quality, and reliability are essential.

Glass Expansion has developed unique and proprietary manufacturing methods, which enable the production of components with high mechanical strength and micron-level dimensional accuracy to satisfy the narrowest of analytical specifications, every time.

Its products are recognized worldwide for their excellent precision, cost-effectiveness, and reproducibility of results. This reproducibility provides you with the following benefits:

  • Short-term background and RSD’s are lower
  • Long-term drift is lower
  • Analytical result spread, measured for successive test batches of Glass Expansion components, is narrower

Glass Expansion’s design and manufacturing processes ensure reliability in the performance of its products. This helps you minimize variables that can affect your analyses. Your needs are the crux of product design quality, reliability, and innovation.

Some of Glass Expansion’s recent responses to your needs have led to the development of user-friendly solutions such as the quick-connect EzyFit and EzyLok fittings for nebulizers, GazFit connectors for torches, and EzyLok fittings for jacketed spray chamber coolant hoses. The Glass Expansion team prides itself on being attentive to your needs, and that is why we choose them as one of the carefully selected distributors that contribute to our business at Precision Glassblowing.