From veggie burgers that taste, smell, cook and look like real beef to transforming water into wine, the way we “grow” and make food and drink is changing—and analytical chemistry techniques are playing a major role. “The future of food is synthetic,” Alec Lee, co-founder of Ava Winery, said in a recent interview with the […]
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For Leading Adhesives Manufacturer, Routine Cleanliness Testing Ensures Quality & Drives Innovation
After nearly 50 years in business, JDC Coatings, Inc. (JDC) in Mount Juliet, TN has become known as an innovative and leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA), and industrial coatings and laminates, as well as a pioneer in “ultra clean” adhesives. “JDC started out making decorative plates and identification labels for Murray Bicycles and […]
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.
Why Materials Testing Needs to Be Part of Your Quality Control Process
Product quality is of the utmost importance to every manufacturing company. Quality products equal satisfied customers, a smooth manufacturing process and a healthy company bottom line. It all starts with good design, quality ingredients or materials, and using proper procedures to put it all together. However, before that product can hit the shelves, rigorous quality […]
5 Uses of GC/MS Analysis Being Used to Identify Product Quality Issues
GC/MS Applications: Manufacturing Product quality is of paramount importance for all manufacturers. And GC/MS analysis from a materials testing lab can be an incredibly useful tool to ensure that quality. GC/MS analysis, or gas chromatography mass spectrometry, is a materials analysis technique that’s used to identify the precise composition of a sample and to quantify […]
What is Outgassing Testing?
That new car smell. The taste a food takes on after being stored in a plastic container. The smell of a freshly painted room. These recognizable smells are all due to outgassing.
Outgassing, also known as offgassing, is a normal process for many manufactured products. However, ensuring that emissions are safe for humans and don’t contaminate the product are critical for manufacturers. And outgassing testing can do just that.
10 Situations that Require Analytical Testing
You may have heard the term used before, but what exactly is analytical testing? Analytical testing is a branch of chemistry that is used to identify materials and analyze the interactions of chemicals. Analytical testing has many applications in the business world, especially for product manufacturers. Analytical testing can be used to answer questions like […]
Beach Party in The Lab??
Two of our recent FTIR testing projects: The labels were peeling from the bottles shown in the picture above. The customer wanted to know the cause of the poor adhesion to the bottles. The ideal materials testing method for failure analysis is FTIR testing. Several […]
Scientists Detect Viper Clotting With Ion Chromatography & IC Analysis
Ion chromatography has been playing with snakes. Ion chromatography is the separation and quantification of negative and positive ions (anions and cations) using high performance liquid chromatography. Researchers from the Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute in Iran, led by Hossein Zolfagharian, have been utilizing this materials analysis technique to study the effects of snake […]
FTIR Analysis of Molds and Bacteria in Factories
Last October, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a shocking report that detailed the hideous conditions inside a Massachusetts pharmaceutical lab, as reported in the New York Times. The lab was the source of a nationwide outbreak of meningitis that killed 25 people, made 313 ill, with as many as 14,000 people having been […]