Case Studies

Food Processing: We performed analysis of smoked fish samples submitted by a fish processing company located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for Moisture Content via AOAC Method 950.46 and Salt Content via AOAC Method 937.09. Our customer used our analysis to satisfy their FDA inspection requirements.

Automotive Components: A large automotive OEM submitted samples of unique materials proposed for use in interior components of their vehicles. Samples were tested for Formaldehyde and Other Carbonyl Compound emissions using ASTM D 5197- 09 in combination with Micro-Scale Chamber Analysis following ASTM D 7706-11. Our analysis was instrumental in assisting our customer with their product development efforts.

Quality Control: A major food processing company discovered what appeared to be non-conforming particles in a processing vat. It was important to them for a timely, accurate, independent analysis. We were provided samples and using FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) and SEM-EDX (Scanning Electron Microscopy- Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy) technologies, we were able to determine that the particles represented corrosion from a water supply pipe.

General Industry: A customer manufactured products that were covered in an unidentified white precipitate. Using SEM-EDX (Scanning Electron Microscopy- Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy), we were able to quickly determine the composition of the precipitate thereby providing the customer with valuable insights for remediation actions.