Mold Testing Articles

  • Identify plastic contaminants using Microscopy Imaging | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Engineered plastic components are ubiquitous in modern society. Plastics have the advantage of lowering cost, reducing parts count and weight, and providing ultimate industrial design flexibility as complicated functional shapes can be easily produced. Engineered plastic components can be filled or reinforced with carbon or other fibers to increase rigidity and strength. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • XRF Fusion Beads for Cement Analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The chemical composition of cement influences performance. Elemental analysis can determine the quality of a cement and indicate which applications it is best suited to. XRF is the elemental analysis method of choice in the cement industry. This article outlines the best preparation method, using a Nieka Fusion Fluxer, ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Flood cleanup – watch out for mold and poor IAQ

    Clean up with air quality in mind Flooding can strike anywhere around waterways, especially in the spring, when lakes and rivers swell up with melt-water. This year, major floods have already hit areas in North and South America and other parts of the world, including Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, California, Chile, Peru, Indonesia and Russia, just to name a few. When water ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • 5 ways to keep asthma in check

    Asthma rates have been on the rise for some time - in 2009 nearly 1 in 12 Americans were diagnosed with the long-term inflammatory disease that restricts airways and makes it difficult to breathe. Other symptoms include coughing, wheezing and chest tightness, and these often get worse when the patient is also fighting a common cold or flu. Asthma affects people of all ages, but especially ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • XRF plastics and polymers analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Plastics are ubiquitous in modern life with polyethylene and polypropylene being two of the most commonly used. These plastics can be found in anything from plastic carrier bags to children’s toys, to thermoplastics and consumer products. Polyethylene and polypropylene are polymers produced from α-olefins which are polymerized using the high-pressure Ziegler–Natta process. The ...


    By Specac Limited

  • How long is my Phase I ESA, Transaction Screen or BEA good for?

    Duration of Reports & Validity of Environmental Due Diligence Reports In an ideal world, environmental due diligence reports would be like honey or soy sauce and last for many years.  Since shelf-life varies on reports, you need to be aware of the limitations and risks of using old or outdated information for current real estate transactions.  Below, we outline the ...


    By PM Environmental

  • Tinytag Data Loggers Aid Conservation Work in HMS Victory

    Monitoring temperature and relative humidity is essential to aid preservation of sensitive items aboard Nelson’s historic flagship HMS Victory. Rugged Tinytag data loggers record environmental conditions to aid in the conservation of historic and reproduction furniture, furnishings and fittings. ...


    By Gemini Data Loggers Ltd

  • SOLPOWER rotary tables turn on RESOLUTE™ encoders - Case Study

    Advances in processing technology and the demand for higher quality products have prompted machine tool manufacturers to develop technology that addresses rising raw material costs while responding to the market trend towards higher cutting speeds and demand in areas such as the production of high-accuracy mould tools. SOLPOWER, established in 1995, is a Taiwanese manufacturer of machine ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Vacuum casting technology facilitates record development cycles for automatic juicer manufacturer Zumex - Case Study

    The food and beverage industry is a competitive sector where companies are always looking to reduce costs. The professional juicing machine manufacturer Zumex recently invested in a Renishaw 5/01 PLC vacuum casting machine, which allowed it to speed up its development cycle and cut third party costs. Background The Zumex Group is among the leading designers and ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Simplifying the Screening Workflow for Extractables Testing: Infographic

    The safety of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and foodstuffs may be compromised by chemical compounds in the various types of packaging and food contact materials (FCMs) that are in direct contact with the consumer product. Due to continuously increasing global regulations, the characterization of extractables and ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Removal of Disperse Red 60 dye from aqueous solution using free and composite fungal biomass of Lentinus concinnus

    Lentinus concinnus biomass was immobilized to carboxyl derivative of cellulose, carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), in the presence of FeCl3 (0.1 mol L−1) via ionic cross-linking. The beads containing immobilized fungal biomass were incubated at 30 °C for three days to permit growth of the fungus. The free and immobilized ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Metal additive manufacturing technology used for customised mountain bikes - Case Study

    Metal additive manufacturing technology from Renishaw has enabled Robot Bike Co. to produce a novel design of mountain bike that can be customised to match the size and riding style of the rider. Background The Robot Bike Co. story started in the late 1990s when Ed Haythornwaite met two other bike-mad students, Ben Farmer and Ben Arnold, at Bath University. ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Anti-fungal compounds: emerging environmental contaminants

    Azole fungicides are active ingredients in a range of pharmaceutical and personal care products, and are also used in agriculture. This study reviewed the sources, presence and risks of these compounds in the environment, finding evidence of toxic effects on aquatic organisms. The researchers provide directions for future research and warn caution should be exercised until more toxicity data ...

  • Sources of Particles in Cleanrooms

    Viable particles consists of bacteria, virus, fungal spores, molds, and yeast.  These are generally obtained from people, outside air, water, equipment, tools, excipients, and active ingredients. The objectives of environmentally controlled cleanrooms are to provide a contamination-free space to test or manufacturer contamination free products.  Nonetheless, contamination has a way of ...


    By Climet Instruments Company

  • Case study - CO2 monitoring for Kerry Foods

    About the customer Kerry Foods, based in Okehampton, England develops, manufactures and delivers technology based ingredients for the worldwide food and beverage industry The Geotech product G100 CO2 analyser How the company operates The Kerry Foods plant processes food ingredients, such as fruit conserves and confectionery ...

  • Toxicity assessment of diesel and metal contaminated soils through elutriate and solid phase assays with the slime mould, Dictyostelium discoideum

    A suite of organisms from different taxonomical and ecological positions are needed to assess environmentally relevant soil toxicity. We herein present a new bioassay based on Dictyostelium that is aimed at integrating slime moulds into such a testing framework. Toxicity tests on elutriates and the solid phase developmental cycle (DDDC) assay were successfully applied to a soil spiked with a ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The Fatal Flaw in Dew Point Measurement for Injection Molding

    Dew-point measurement is a common and important metric in the plastic drying process. A good dew point meter can tell you whether your dryer is working normally or if it’s in need of repair. Dew point meters do this by measuring the humidity in the air that flows through the dryer. What dew point meters won’t tell you anything about, however, is how much moisture is actually present ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Top 7 Causes of Mold in Commercial Properties

    Mold growth within commercial buildings is a common concern for building occupants, as it has been linked to a number of health effects and can be found lurking within the walls and within ventilation systems, oftentimes going undetected for long periods of time. Here are the top seven causes of mold in commercial properties and what you need to know to prevent them. Improper Operation and ...


    By Karl & Associates Inc.

  • In mold labeling production line inquiry required information

    If you need a detail and correct in mold labeling line quotation, following information should be given to the supplier: ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • Gas assisted chair mold solution

    Gas assisted molding is widely used in manufacturing hollow plastic parts, light weight but strong strength. Especially for chair mold, then how to manufacture good quality gas assisted chair mould? First the material used. Here are three solutions: 1. pure PP 2. PP plus ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

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