May 25, 2016: Schaumburg, IL– K ALPHA acquires Bowman Analytics, their long-time partner for X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Instrumentation for Coating Thickness Measurement, Elemental Analysis, and Solution Analysis. Business operations between the two companies will merge and there will be one unified management team leading their combined offering. Bowman Analytics will maintain its facility in Pompano Beach, FL. Key members of both Bowman Analytics and K ALPHA have worked together before, when they were at Coating Measurement Instruments (CMI International). This merger will reunite highly qualified teams… read more ->

October 19, 2015: Schaumburg, IL — K ALPHA is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! The new website is interactive and gives better access to Products, Applications, Technology, and Partners. Our current and prospective clients will find useful information about our services and products on the new website.  See more at

October 16, 2015: Schaumburg, IL — K ALPHA relocates to new expanded state-of-art facility in Schaumburg

April 30, 2015: Arlington Heights , IL & Wilmington, MA — K ALPHA is proud to announce that it completed business partnership agreement with Rigaku Raman Technologies
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March 30, 2015: Arlington Heights , IL & Varese, Italy — K ALPHA is proud to announce strategic distribution agreement with Affri
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June 1, 2014: Arlington Heights , IL & Dallas, TX — K ALPHA is proud to announce that it completed distribution agreement with Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. for bench-top XRF products
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April 15, 2014: Arlington Heights , IL & Pompano Beach, FL — K ALPHA is proud to announce long term business partnership with Bowman Analytics
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September 5, 2012: Arlington Heights , IL & Kennewick, WA — K ALPHA is proud to announce that it completed business partnership agreement with Bruker Elemental
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September 1, 2012: Arlington Heights, IL — K ALPHA relocates to new expended facility in Arlington Heights

Feb 11, 2011: Schaumburg, IL — K ALPHA is pleased to introduce packaged 50W x-ray tube product lines. Click here for details

October 19, 2010: Schaumburg, IL — K ALPHA is proud to announce their XRF Calibration Laboratory in the Chicago suburbs has recently expended scope of their ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ANSI Z540-1 Accreditation.
The new scope includes XRF, Eddy Current, and Magnetic Induction. While there are many accreditation bodies in the world, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards are the strictest in the industry. So organizations that want to be ready to meet any new customer contract requirements choose to get their coating thickness measurement equipment and coating thickness standards certified with an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accredited Lab like K ALPHA’s.
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September 2009: K ALPHA XRF Calibration Laboratory Earns ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

Stay tuned to see what K ALPHA’s up to next!