Material Analysis

Residual Solvents

Many items can contain residual solvents, from manufacturers’ packaging to crockery and cutlery, glassware, ceramics and storage containers. These should be tested to ensure they are safe for use and do not exceed any required limits – this is where Ellutia can help.

Most inks used for printing are solvent-based, resulting in a printed substrate that will always contain a certain amount of residual solvents. These chemicals can have an influence on the sensory properties of the packaged product.

Commonly used ink solvents include alcohol, ethers and acetates. Our GCs are suitable for identifying these residual solvents and conducting other quality control analysis.

Nitrosamine testing

Many cancers have been attributed to the exposure of nitrosamines or nitrosamine-forming compounds. Other cancers may be caused by the metabolisation of nitrates and nitrites to form nitrosamines within the body.

To provide customers with quality and safety assurance, our instruments test effectively for Nitrosamines in applications such as rubber teats, soothers and toys. For testing of pharmaceutical drugs, the 800 Series TEA can be interfaced to a chemical stripping system that allows for rapid testing of total nitrosamine content.

Permeation Breakthrough Analysis

Other materials need permeation breakthrough testing to ensure they stand up to chemical attack. These include:

  • Gloves
  • Overalls
  • Protective clothing
  • Pipelines

Ellutia has supplied automated permeation analysis systems to customers across the world. Find out more information on our Automated Permeation Breakthrough Analyser or download our app note below to see an example solution.

Download permeation analysis app note


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