Varian, Inc. Offers FT-IR Solution for Polymer and Materials Analysis

December 16, 2009

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Varian, Inc. (NasdaqGS: VARI) announced today FT-IR solutions for Polymer and Materials Applications that reduce analysis times and reveal more detailed information. FT-IR (Fourier Transform – Infra Red) spectroscopy is an essential tool in the analysis of polymer films and other materials. Applications range from quality testing of raw materials to failure analysis of large objects. The solutions feature Varian’s high performing 600-IR Series spectrometers and microscopes, software and accessories.

Energy throughput often limits the amount of information that can be gathered or greatly increases the time required for analysis. Varian’s FT-IR systems offer the highest energy throughput available under real world conditions to deliver more data, faster. For users that need to detect contaminants in multi-layer laminates or silicon wafers, for example, Varian’s 610-IR microscope provides the best range of spatial resolution options available making visible what other systems cannot.

Varian’s standard software makes QA/QC analysis simple. It provides the ability to search in-house as well as commercially available spectral libraries to assess the purity of raw materials or finished product. For routine measurements customers can increase productivity by taking advantage of unique features in Varian’s FT-IR software to turn systems into dedicated analyzers.

The 600-IR Series accommodates a variety of polymer and material sample types — spray-on liquids, pastes, resins, plastics, and coating materials. ATR (Attenuated Total Reflectance) is the easiest method as it typically requires little to no sample preparation. With Varian ATR or grazing angle accessories, users can investigate changes in polymer surfaces such as functionalization or weathering.

“Whether for research or routine analysis, Varian FT-IR spectrometers and microscopes make it easy for polymer and materials scientists to get the information they need,” said Martin O’Donoghue, Senior Vice President, Scientific Instruments, Varian, Inc. “The combination of speed, resolution and ease of use ensure that they can see more, see it clearly and see it faster.”

For more complete information about Polymers and Materials Applications, please view our electronic brochure at www.varianftir.com/ebrochure-pm.html. This document provides detailed data on polymer applications and highlights the features and benefits of our FT-IR systems with informative 3D animations.

About Varian, Inc.

Varian, Inc. is a leading worldwide supplier of scientific instruments and vacuum technologies for life science, environmental, energy, and applied research and other applications. The company provides complete solutions, including instruments, vacuum products, laboratory consumable supplies, software, training and support through its global distribution and support systems. Varian, Inc.’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “VARI.” Further information is available on the company’s Web site at http://www.varianinc.com.

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