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Thursday, May 23 2019 - 00:17
CEM Corporation Launches New Disruptive Technology for Transforming and Simplifying Microwave Digestion
MATTHEWS, North Carolina, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

CEM Corporation, the leading supplier of microwave digestion systems, is 
pleased to announce the latest breakthrough in vessel technology which 
dramatically simplifies and improves the overall digestion process. It allows 
the use of simple disposable glass vessels through the entire sample 
preparation process from the balance to the analyzer. This includes weighing, 
microwave digesting, dilution, and transfer to an ICP auto-sampler for 
analysis. These disposable glass vessels eliminate the time consuming task of 
washing the Teflon(R) MARS 6 vessels and protects them from batch-to-batch 
contamination, particularly with dirty unknown samples. Worldwide patent 
applications are pending for this new disruptive vessel technology utilizing 
iWave temperature measurement and a new dual action venting and resealing 

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"CEM was the first company to commercialize microwave digestion systems over 35 
years ago and we continue to innovate and push the boundaries of this 
technology to better meet the needs of our global customers. This new 
technology will revolutionize microwave digestion throughout the world," 
commented to Michael J. Collins, President & CEO of CEM Corporation. "It 
dramatically simplifies the process by eliminating sample transfer and vessel 
cleaning. It also replaces the older technology for disposable vessels, which 
requires high pressure to eliminate cross contamination and typically has 
limited throughput of 5 samples with a cycle time of 1 1/2 hours. This new 
technology utilizing a unique dual venting and resealing capability eliminates 
any possibility of cross contamination at moderate pressures and provides 
throughput of 24 samples in a total cycle time of less than 1 hour."

This new simplified process is expected to dramatically expand the use of 
microwave digestion for elemental analysis. These disposable vessels will allow 
block digestion customers to adopt microwave technology for sample preparation. 
This will reduce the digestion times from 3-4 hours to less than 1 hour with 
comparable throughput.

CEM Corporation, a private company based in Matthews, North Carolina, is a 
leading provider of laboratory instrumentation. The Company has subsidiaries in 
the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, and Japan, as well as a global 
network of distributors. CEM designs and manufactures systems for life 
sciences, analytical laboratories, and processing plants worldwide.

SOURCE: CEM Corporation

CONTACT: For more information, contact CEM Corporation: Bob Lockerman, 
Analytical Product Manager,, Tel. +1 (704) 821-7015 ext 
1123; Leanne Anderson, Technical Marketing Manager,, 
Tel. +1 (704) 821-7015 ext 1267