PRIMARY PACKAGING LAB

Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy is the interaction of radiated energy with matter, resulting in absorption, reflection or scattering – it is the technique of splitting light (or more precisely electromagnetic radiation) into its constituent wavelengths (a spectrum), in much the same way as a prism splits light into a rainbow of colours.

The energy levels of electrons in atoms and molecules are quantised, and the absorption and emission of electromagnetic radiation only occurs at specific wavelengths. We can use spectroscopy to determine the structure and functional groups in organic compounds.

Package materials testing, as well as package evaluation and testing, are important parts of the research and development process. Testing helps ensure that new primary packaging materials and package designs are created specifically to handle real-world situations.

Various Instruments:

UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
Fluorescence Spectrometer
Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer

The UV-Vis Spectrophotometer utilizes a high-intensity xenon lamp and dual-beam optical geometry to deliver analytical data necessary for the study of a specimen.

The Fluorescence Spectrometer uses spectroscopy to analyze the fluorescence of a lab specimen.

The Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer makes use of step-scan to perform FTIR spectroscopy experiments. Advanced FT-IR spectroscopy experiments with our equipment allows measurements to be made as an explicit function of time, phase, or space. Typical applications of step-scan FT-IR can be classified into two primary categories: time-resolved spectroscopy (TRS) for studying fast kinetic processes, and phase-resolved spectroscopy (PRS) for modulation experiments.

Standards:

ASTM
ISO
ISTA

ASTM International

More than 30,000 people from 150 countries create and update standards through ASTM International, one of the world’s most respected standards development organizations. The high quality of ASTM International standards is driven by the expertise and judgment of members who represent industry, governments, academia, trade groups, consumers, and others. Their contributions are why ASTM International standards are known for high quality and market relevance across many industries. About 150 committees (with over 2,000 subcommittees) meet face-to-face and virtually, using tools like electronic balloting and online collaboration areas, to develop standards. ASTM International publishes those standards shortly thereafter

ISO – International Organization for Standardization

International Standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are instrumental in facilitating international trade. ISO has published 22204 International Standards and related documents, covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare. ISO International Standards impact everyone, everywhere. ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 161 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

ISTA – International Safe Trade Association

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) is a global alliance of shippers, carriers, suppliers, testing laboratories, and educational and research institutions focused on the specific concerns of transport packaging. We help our members control costs, damage, and resources during the distribution of packaged-products by creating and publishing laboratory preshipment testing Procedures, certifying Packaging Laboratories, certifying Packaging Laboratory Professionals, certifying packaged-products and providing education, training, and support.
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Equipment:

UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

ThermoScientific
Genesys 10S UV-VIS

Fluorescence Spectrometer:

PerkinElmer LS55

Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer

ThermoScientific Nicolet 8700 
Pike Gladiator Technologies
Class 1 Laser Product