Every manufacturer knows that the risk of product contamination is present at every stage of the production process. From improper removal of cleaning agents to dirty production lines, product contamination can not only cause costly production delays, but also more serious consequences such as expensive product recalls and bad PR if the contaminant isn’t found […]
All manufacturers strive to produce the highest quality products for their customers. As a result, materials testing services from a materials testing lab like Innovatech Labs are frequently used to ensure that product quality. Materials testing can uncover the causes of product failures, identify contaminants or toxins, and also determine the chemical composition of samples. […]
For us in the analytical testing field, we’re often asked about the work that we do. We love talking about all the high-tech techniques and pieces of machinery we use. “We recently used headspace GC/MS to outgas an epoxy sample to determine whether there were any qualitative differences between that sample and another known sample.” […]
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 […]
ESCA analysis is an incredibly useful materials testing technique that has quality control applications for many industries including medical device and electronics manufacturing. In this post, we’ll deconstruct and explore this material testing technique.
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.
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 […]