Why did the plastic water tube fail? How can you simplify the manufacture of polymer products? How can you design a product that will perform under pressure? The newest member of our team is highly qualified to answer these questions and more: Meet Chris Murphy.
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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 […]
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 […]
Learn about the different materials testing techniques that can be used to identify stains and contaminants on manufactured products.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]