Choosing the Best Material for Trace Detection Consumables Applications

PTFE-Coated Fiberglass Fabric is THE Material Recommended for Your Mass Spectrometers

Broad Institute, a collaborative organization between MIT and Harvard, explains what mass spectrometers are, which sheds light on the importance of their proper function in laboratory environments. Broad Institute tells us that mass spectrometry is “an analytical tool useful for measuring the mass-to-charge ratio (m/z) of one or more molecules present in a sample. These measurements can often be used to calculate the exact molecular weight of the sample components as well. Typically, mass spectrometers can be used to identify unknown compounds via molecular weight determination, to quantify known compounds, and to determine structure and chemical properties of molecules.”

When your work depends on accurate readings for efficacy, it is vital to have the proper equipment. Also necessary for these environments and applications are trace detection consumables, allowing you to run your test with the proper containment, read your accurate results, and either replace easily or continue without interruption when re-use is an option.


Precision COating's PC-10 Porous (7A1126) (standard trap) product

Mass spectrometers used in the detection of trace containments require consumable test materials durable enough to withstand high temperatures and vibrations exhibited when analyzed. As a result, PTFE-coated fiberglass fabric has quickly become the gold standard for use in these devices.

Precision Coating’s PTFE-coated fiberglass fabric boasts both high temperature resistance and chemically inert textured surfaces. While temperature resistance bodes well when the material is being analyzed, the textured nature of the fiberglass fabric helps rapidly and reliably collect containments when in use.

Precision Coating’s PC-10 Porous (7A1126) (standard trap) has been, and continues to be, a trusted product in this space. We also offer a variety of products with specific trap designs to fit your consumable trace detection material needs.


  • Chemical resistant
  • Temperature resistant up to 500°F/260°C
  • Textured surface for reliable trace element collection
  • Reusable in specific situations

Product Information:

Industry Product number Trap Design Total Weight (lb/yrd2) Application
Security PC-10 Porous (7A1126) Standard ~0.54 Trace Detection Consumables
Security PC-10 Porous (7A1147) Low Weight ~0.47 Trace Detection Consumables
Security PC-10 Porous (7A1154) Improved Topography ~0.54 Trace Detection Consumables
Security PC-10 Porous (7A1155) Ultra Low Weight ~0.43 Trace Detection Consumables

The data herein are averages based on the authoritative testing of several lot numbers. This information is intended for comparison purposes only.

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