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Adulteration Testing of Edible Oils By FT-NIR

Intentional adulteration of pure edible oils by lower quality oils is an economically advantageous practice. These adulterated oils are a threat to product authenticity and, in some cases, a serious consumer health issue. Companies that utilize edible oils are taking a significant financial liability if they cannot positively authenticate the purity of oils that they are using in the manufacturing of food products. For successful authenticate testing, food companies need a fast and rugged analytical technique that can be used in a production plant environment. FT-NIR is an ideal analysis technique that meets food companies needs for analysis in the matter of seconds and ease of use - without sacrificing the sensitivity needed to discriminate between pure versus slightly adulterated oil samples.

Learn how near-infrared analysis can be used to:

  • Ensure edible oil quality at material reception
  • Reduce costs with rapid analysis that replaces time-consuming wet-chemistry techniques
  • Guarantee final products meet specification before shipment

Dried Dairy Product Analysis by FT-NIR

Monitoring and controlling critical to quality parameters, such as moisture, protein and fat, is crucial for the profitability of producers of dried dairy products. For companies that use these products as ingredients in food and feed, the functionality and nutritional value must be consistent and within specification. Guaranteeing the quality and authenticity of dried dairy product is important for human safety as well as grading to meet federal regulatory standards. Near-Infrared is an accurate, economical and easily implemented technology that can perform multi-component analysis in a matter of seconds.

Learn how NIR spectroscopy can be used to:

  • Monitor and control your manufacturing processes to maximize efficiency and quality
  • Guarantee product meets final product specifications before shipment
  • Ensure quality of dried dairy products at material reception
  • Reduce costs with rapid analysis that replaces time consuming wet-chemistry testing
  • Relieve QC testing bottlenecks in the laboratory

Achieving Lean Manufacturing with NIR Spectroscopy

Food and feed production continues to evolve with more efficient, lean, and automated manufacturing designed to improve plant productivity while reducing costs. NIR spectroscopy helps companies achieve lean manufacturing with fast, low cost analysis, that fits into automated processes. NIR replaces lengthy and complex laboratory testing methods that can be labor intensive, require instrument maintenance, and use costly consumables.

Learn how to apply NIR analysis to your production and:

  • Determine the quality of incoming ingredients at intake
  • Monitor and control your manufacturing to maximize efficiency and quality
  • Guarantee product meets final product specifications before shipment
  • Reduce costs with rapid analysis that replaces wet-chemistry testing

Near Infrared Analysis of Biofuels

Learn how the flexibility of Near-Infrared (NIR) can help you analyze raw materials, in-process streams and final products for key components of interest in the biofuel industry. An NIR analyzer can replace multiple traditional analytical techniques, saving you time and money through reduced chemical and disposable cost. The ability of NIR to sample in-, on- or at-line allows each facility to set up the ideal monitoring protocol for their process.

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Spectroscopy, Elemental & Isotope Analysis Resource Library

Access a targeted collection of application notes, case studies, videos, webinars and white papers covering a range of applications for Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, near infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectrophotometry, X-ray fluorescence, and more.

The Advantages of NIR Spectroscopy for the Analysis of Polymers

The identification and analysis of polymeric materials using traditional analytical techniques can be a time-consuming and complex process. Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is a proven analytical technique for characterizing polymers that delivers results in seconds without the need for sample preparation or destroying the sample. These features make NIR ideal for monitoring polymer production on-line to help improve final product quality and reduce costs associated with downtime and poor yields. This no-charge webinar will demonstrate how the Thermo Scientific™ Antaris II FT-NIR spectrometer can be used to monitor and improve your manufacturing efficiency.

Learn how NIR spectrometry is used to:

  • Measure density and copolymer content for product consistency
  • Monitor on-line production and provide real-time statistical process control
  • Assess polymerization rates and adjust reaction variables

Maximize your Chemical Plant Productivity with FT-NIR Spectroscopy

As chemical production plants are asked to do more with less, real-time process analysis techniques such as near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, offer a solution. NIR spectroscopy can increase plant efficiency by reducing material waste, out-of-specification products, rework costs, and laboratory analysis expenses.

Our FT-NIR specialist will demonstrate the benefits of applying FT-NIR spectroscopy for laboratory, at-line, and in-line analysis in the
chemical industry.

Learn how to:

  • Monitor and control your process to maximize efficiency
  • Analyze multiple components in real-time
  • Replace time-consuming wet chemistry techniques
  • Relieve QC testing bottlenecks in the laboratory
  • Reduce disposal costs and the use of chemical reagents

Raw Material Identification with NIR Spectroscopy

Both pharmaceutical and dietary supplement manufactures are required to perform 100% ingredient identity testing under current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations. Supplied materials such as API, bulking agents, lubricants and solvents must be qualified at the point of entry into the factory to ensure finished product integrity. FT-NIR spectroscopy is well-suited for this type of analysis because it is, fast, non-destructive, does not require sample preparation, and can be performed by non-technical operators with limited training. It also allows chemicals with almost any functional group to be identified within seconds replacing costly and time consuming primary wet chemistry techniques such as HPLC.

You will learn how to:

  • Achieve rapid, multi-component analysis without chemical or disposable costs
  • Replace wet chemistry techniques that are time consuming and labor intensive
  • Determine the quality of incoming raw materials at intake
  • Monitor and control your process, maximize production, and profitability
  • See advantages that Near Infrared has for ID testing

Advanced NIR Method Development

For successful near-infrared (NIR) method development it is imperative that calibration models are properly optimized and validated using the appropriate tools and techniques. The model optimization process requires advanced knowledge of standard population structuring, application of spectral pre-treatments and diagnoses of calibration results. Learn how to use common chemometric functions and diagnostic tools to get the most out of your data and produce the most accurate results for your application.

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Introduction to NIR Method Development

Development of accurate and robust calibration methods is at the heart of any good near-Infrared (NIR) implementation. Deploying a successful method is a multi-step process revolving around design of method, data treatments and optimization thru duplication and diagnosis. Learn how to get started with NIR calibration method development thru best practices for generating standards, sampling, spectral collection, model development and validation.

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