CT Associates provides R&D, testing and consulting services in a wide range of technical areas. Over the past 20 years, the staff has developed a strong reputation in the following areas of expertise:
Measurement of particle size and concentration in ultrapure water, concentrated acids and bases, solvents and aerosols.
Measurement of size and concentration of particles in chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) slurries, inks, emulsions, polishing slurries, and macromolecule solutions and virus suspensions.
Measurement of contaminant (inorganic, organic and particulate) extraction from components in high purity water, acids and bases.
Development of filters, filtration optimization in processes and equipment, and development of filter test methods.
Measurement of permeation rates and development of models to predict transport of gases through liquids and gases or liquids through polymers.
Measurement of component and equipment performance under simulated and accelerated use conditions in ultrapure water, aggressive chemicals or CMP slurries; life testing to determine failure mode and lifetime.