When medical devices are created for implantation into someone’s body, quality is of the utmost importance. While the actual construction and materials used in the medical device are essential to product quality, cleanliness is equally—if not more—important. Cleanliness testing can ensure that your medical devices are free from contaminants that could lead to product failure, […]
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Does Your Product Smell As Good As The Holidays?
The fresh and soothing smell of pine. The tantalizing smell of a holiday ham baking in the oven. The mouth-watering flavor of egg nog. The holidays are a time full of wonderful smells that immediately flood your mind with memories of happy holidays past. These smells evoke fond sentiments and bring a smile to your […]
Why Residual Solvent Testing is a Must
Solvents are widely used in the manufacturing industry. From cleaning assembly line equipment to engineering pharmaceutical products, solvents play a role at many different stages in the manufacturing process. However, if they are not properly removed, residual solvents can compromise the quality or safety of a product. Taking advantage of residual solvent testing is a […]
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 […]
Evolving Microcontamination Testing Methods
Hard drive manufacturers have been pushing the limits of technology since the medium of data storage was invented. It’s amazing that while storage capacity has increased exponentially, the size of the storage vessel has decreased significantly. State of the art devices now store as much as 6 and 8 Terabytes (TB), and hard drives in […]
What’s that smell? Headspace Analysis May Clear the Air
In sodas and other soft-drinks, environmental factors and internal reactions may cause chemical changes resulting in foul odors and tastes. Smell has a huge impact on taste, so finding the cause of an unusual smell is an important to food and drink manufacturers. If you notice that your product is giving off unusual or unattractive […]
What is New Car Smell?
As you’re pulling your brand new car out of the lot, it’s likely that you notice the familiar “new car smell”. The new car smell is something we’ve come to expect so much that if that smell were absent, you might feel like your new car is missing something important. In fact, when selling used […]
Your Guide to Discovering What Type of Materials Testing You Need to Solve Product Quality Issues
As a quality assurance specialist, you’re trained to spot quality issues and product defects. You know that if the fit isn’t right or the specified color mixture is slightly off, you need to find the cause and a solution to fix it. However, quality control is difficult when there’s an unknown contaminant on your products […]
What is Headspace GC?
When packaging a product, some materials will give off gas and fill the remaining volume of the container to a certain degree. This space above the material in the container is known as headspace. Depending on the material or conditions applied to the container, the headspace may become filled with gasses at a concentration not […]
How Headspace Analysis Saved the Hockey Rink
At this year’s Sochi Winter Olympics, the design of the magnificent Bolshoi Ice Dome was inspired by the Fabergé egg. But did you ever consider what lies beneath that ice? It’s either sand or cement. Innovatech Labs used headspace gas chromatography to study the chemical structure of the materials under one particular ice rink. According […]