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Contaminant detection and analysis

Identifying and understanding process issues and assuring product quality and safety.

Malvern Panalytical provides solutions for contaminant analysis which help you understand and monitor both your processes and products – these are used across a range of industries, including forensic science, water treatment and additive manufacturing and the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, building materials, food and drink, fuels and fine chemicals.

Chemical identification, Contaminant detection and analysis, Morphologi, Particle size, Raman spectroscopy »

[13 Dec 2018 | ]

It must be nearly Christmas as we find ourselves back in the beautiful city of Edinburgh once again for this year’s Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) Conference. I’m especially delighted to be here this year, as we have the new Morphologi 4-ID taking pride of place on Malvern Panalytical’s stand! I can’t quite believe it is almost a year since it launched back in February.

As I write, the Morphologi 4-ID is currently hard at work, analyzing a dry powder inhalation sample and enabling component-specific measurement of particle size for …

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Contaminant detection and analysis, Customer experience, Elemental analysis, Epsilon, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[27 Sep 2018 | ]

Technology developments have fundamentally changed the way elemental analysis can be performed. In the past elemental analysis techniques, like ICP and floor-standing wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF), were limited to central laboratories. Over the past two decades, the performance of smaller energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) analyzers have improved a lot, mainly due to the rapid development in electronics and detector technology. This has enabled benchtop XRF systems, like Malvern Panalytical’s Epsilon range, to perform norm-compliant analysis. It has become possible to bring elemental analysis towards the sample, decreasing feedback …

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Contaminant detection and analysis, Epsilon, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[18 Jul 2018 | ]

Safe, high-quality food is something that many of us take for granted. Occasionally though, a scandal occurs that shocks the world. Whether it is plastic in chocolate, melamine in milk powder, lead in noodles or lead in water, the consequences can be devastating for the people and businesses involved.
Consequences can be health-related for consumers but also affect the profitability and reputation of the brands of the companies involved. Governments around the world have responded to these liabilities with increased oversight and regulations – for example, the Food Safety Modernization Act …

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Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental analysis, Epsilon, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[13 Mar 2018 | ]

Gelatin is a well-known ingredient in the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. It is colorless and flavorless and is used for example as a thickener in many sweets or in capsules. Gelatin is a natural product and can be derived from collagen obtained from e.g. cattle, fish, chicken, and horses. Depending on source and preparation methods (acidic or alkali) many different types of gelatin with varying quality are obtained.
The need for analysis
You might remember a few years ago there was news from China about toxic gelatin capsules containing high concentrations …

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2830 ZT, 3D structure / imaging, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification, Epsilon, Meet the Experts, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Zetium »

[1 Feb 2018 | ]

For quality and process control many elemental analysis techniques are available. Let’s see how ICP, AAS, ICP-MS, ICP-OES and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) stack up are traditional techniques used in many industries. Each of these techniques has a number of advantages and disadvantages giving the analyst the flexibility to choose which technology suits best. When the required limits of quantification are above 1 ppm (µg/g), or when the non-destructive analysis is required, XRF is a very attractive technique that should be considered, especially when analyzing solids, powders, slurries, filters, and …

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