Article - 18 Aug 2017
Testing complexity in the paint and coating industry has increased by more strict regulations paired with more complex products.
Article - 5 May 2017
This article describes the Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) or equivalently Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), analysis of the degradation of poly(lactic acid) (PLA) in both of these described...
Article - 17 Oct 2016
This article takes a look at the fast detection of paprika adulteration using FT-NIR spectroscopy.
Article - 22 Dec 2015
Polymers are known to have excellent chemical resistance, strength, and elasticity. However, these very properties can hinder their chemical analysis.
Article - 27 Oct 2015
Currently, the European polymer industry needs to determine more than 60 chemical elements in polymer materials, in concentrations ranging from percent to ppb levels. A variety of inorganic compounds...
Article - 7 Aug 2015
The recent recession has resulted in lower freight rates and over-capacity, and this has led ship operators to implement “slow steaming” operations for cost reduction.
Article - 5 Dec 2014
Over the last five decades, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry has been used in the cement industry to determine the elemental composition of materials of interest in the cement industry.
Article - 11 Nov 2013
Modern Raman equipment is more robust, faster and cheaper when compared to earlier instrumentation.
Article - 28 Jun 2013
NIMONIC alloys are primarily composed of nickel and chromium. These alloys are known for their high-temperature low-creep and high performance. Additives like aluminium, carbon and titanium are...
Article - 19 Jun 2013
Rare earth elements (REEs) or rare earth metals are a group of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table, in particular the fifteen lanthanides as well as yttrium and scandium as defined by...