“Prior to 1994 out thin sections had abrasive residue which degraded their quality, especially for impregnated sandstone. Working together, Statoil and Astera Solutions solved the problem.
The innovative technology co-developed with Astera has been a game changer, allowing us to prepare samples with no abrasive residue. With the Astera machine, we are now able to prepare clean thin sections of superior quality that fully meet our demanding specifications.”
Geir Torkildsen, Laboratory Manager, Statoil
“As an university lab, precision and thin section quality are very important to us. Astera machines have proven to be an outstanding solution, allowing very precise and detailed sample analysis.”
Irina Maria Dumitru, Research Technician, Institute for Earth Science, University of Bergen
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