Laboratory Pellet News

  • Specac and rubber analysis applications

    Earlier this year the Guardian ran a story discussing how a father blames 3G ‘crumb-rubber’ football pitches for his son’s cancer. “Nigel Maguire said his 18-year-old son Lewis has Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to the 'crumb ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Specac launches innovative Pearl liquid analysis accessory

    Tuesday 10th November 2015, at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Piccadilly, London, saw the launch of Specac's ground breaking new Pearl liquid analysis accessory. The Pearl is the latest high quality, high specification infrared spectroscopy product from the Specac design team, reflecting great, British engineering. Following the introduction of Quest ATR, the leading product of ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Making fuel for exploring space

    Since its 1977 launch, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has travelled farther than any other piece of human technology. It is also the only human-made object to have entered interstellar space. More recently, the agency’s New Horizons mission flew past Pluto on July 14, giving us our first close-up look at the dwarf planet. For the longevity of these missions we can thank the isotope ...

  • Plastic pellets everywhere, and diving robot sensors

    The Dr Fridtjof Nansen is plying the waves of the southern Indian Ocean, trawling for trash. Every time the ship's scientific crew threw down special nets, they hauled in pieces of plastics, underscoring the risk of dramatic upheavals in marine ecosystems even in one of the world's least-known and least-visited environments. An estimated 5 trillion ...

  • Plastics can concentrate toxic pollutants, endangering marine ecosystems

    Plastic debris is a serious environmental concern, as a physical pollutant as well as a chemical pollutant when it breaks down in the marine environment. A new study has now shown that plastics can also concentrate other pollutants, with significantly higher concentrations of toxic pollutants adhering to soft, rubbery plastics, rather than hard, glassy plastics. Marine species, including fish ...

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