Hong Kong Laboratory Services

From construction components to microelectronics, achieving optimal product performance and durability requires specialized knowledge about materials. Knowing the composition and properties of component materials can help prevent corrosion issues in consumer electronics, anticipate biocompatibility issues in medical devices, or guide the evaluation of vendors who may supply materials with different impurity profiles. Expertise in materials analysis can also support the selection of materials—such as paints, coatings, adhesives, rubbers, or plastics—that are formulated to withstand particular end-use conditions, thereby helping to improve overall product lifespan, reliability, and safety.

Exponent’s Hong Kong Laboratory Services team has extensive experience helping product manufacturers optimize their products and processes, from performing extraction and leachable protocols and toxicological risk assessments for a wide range of materials to contamination analysis and de-contamination protocol development, battery safety assessments, and incident investigations. We offer solutions for complex engineering and regulatory issues through due diligence study, document review, designing experiments, and performing electrical, mechanical, and chemical analysis. In addition, we provide recommendations for process improvements, verification and implementation of existing methods, R&D methodologies, process troubleshooting, and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) test method validation.

Key capabilities and services include:

  • Product development support
  • Material selection
  • Process optimization
  • Manufacturing method selection and support
  • Modeling/design/prototype review
  • End use testing
  • Regulatory compliance review
  • Regulatory filing support
    • Technical due diligence
    • Proactive risk assessment
    • Failure prevention
    • Root-cause analysis
    • Recall decision-making and management
      • Intellectual property support
      • Factory audits/supplier evaluation
      • Incident investigation and advanced failure analysis

Equipment

  • Sample preparation tools
    • Sectioning and polishing tools
    • Chemistry fume hood
    • Vacuum and drying ovens
    • Plasma treatment
    • Corona treatment
    • Video and photography documentation
  • Optical microscopes (Keyence)
  • SEM/EDS (Hitachi)
  • GC-MS (Thermo)
  • FTIR (Thermo Nicolet)
  • TOF-SIMS (ULVAC-PHI TRITF III)
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) with AFM 
  • Colorimetry
  • General electrical test equipment
  • Water contact angle (WCA) test
  • Dyne Pen test
  • Lock-in IR thermography
  • Microprobe station
  • N2 cabinet
  • Environmental chambers and ovens

Professionals