Discover why FTIR analysis is a great quality assurance tool for many manufacturers, and find examples of the analytical technique in action.
FTIR Spectroscopy Blog Posts
How Gemologists Use FTIR to Classify Diamonds, Identify ‘Fakes’
Diamonds are often touted as some of the most beautiful, elegant and sought-after gemstones on Earth, with many consumers paying top-dollar for the most brilliant stones. But have you ever wondered what actually makes a diamond a diamond? Or how gemologists are able to identify the real deals? Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis is […]
How Analytical Testing Can Uncover Adulterated Foods
Food adulteration, or food fraud, has emerged as a hot news topic in recent years, but it’s certainly not something new. According to History.com, humans have been altering food since prehistoric times to increase longevity and improve taste. But overtime adulterating food, which often involves adding fillers or additives, has transformed into something that could […]
Analytical Testing News Roundup: Turning Water into Wine & Craft Beer for Aquatic Conservation
Read about how analytical testing methods are being used uncover things like turning tap water into wine.
What’s That Stain? Materials Testing Can Give You Answers
Learn about the different materials testing techniques that can be used to identify stains and contaminants on manufactured products.
How FTIR Analysis Identifies Packaging Defects
For all manufacturers, product packaging is key to protecting a product’s quality, ensuring freshness or eliminating safety hazards. However, packaging materials are becoming more complex as technology advances. As a result, identifying defects that could sabotage quality is also becoming more complex. For example, many packaging materials are now composed of more thin layers than ever before, which makes it more difficult to detect defects with the human eye.
Using Chemical Analysis to Identify the Perfect Packaging
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but do you judge products based on their packaging? Consumers tend to be primarily concerned with aesthetics when it comes to a product’s packaging. Marketing teams design packaging to be eye-catching and easy to read. However, there is more to product packaging than appearance. Good […]
5 Reasons Manufacturers Should Outsource Quality Control Testing
When a product fails a standard quality assurance check, you need to troubleshoot the problem as quickly as possible so the production process can continue. But when a product fails QA, and you’re unsure of how the problem occurred, what do you do? Who do you turn to for help? Products that fail their initial […]
Are There Toxins In Your Plastic Products?
As a manufacturer and consumer, it’s crucial that you’re aware of the toxin content of the products you produce and consume. Most consumers would be shocked at how many products they buy on a regular basis that contain high levels of toxins. In fact, one study of 1,500 children’s toys found that 1 in every […]
Use Reverse Engineering to Find the Perfect Components for your Product
A product is only as good as the sum of its components. Whether you’re a chef hunting for the freshest ingredients, or an electrical engineer looking for the highest quality parts, you take care in selecting components because you don’t want the quality of your product to suffer from one bad ingredient or part. When […]