The characterization, identification and quantification of chemicals and their impurities encompasses a remarkably broad range of topics, concepts and expertise. In the context of our laboratory, our focus is specifically on the non-routine characterization of materials. In some cases this may be the identification of a white powder, in other cases, it may be the identification of a visible, solid impurity in a raw material, while in other cases, it may be the identification of a scent, off flavor or volatile component that may be part of a product or a contaminant.
Our services are used by manufacturers, formulators, and in the course of product failure investigations and litigation. While many laboratories conduct routine, standardized analyses designed to be repeated over and over, our sample driven approach generally focuses on analyses tailored to a specific, and often unusual, question. Read more here.