Ian Robertson

Articles

Single NIR Measurement for the Detection of Adulteration and Measurement of Important Parameters in Cocoa Powders

May 15, 2015

Various methods exist to assess the quality and purity of cocoa powder, Near-Infrared Spectroscopy offers the fastest and easier technique for verifying authenticity.

The Advantages of Mid-IR Spectroscopy for Polymer Recycling

May 15, 2015

Plastic consumption is increasing across the world, with initiatives to recycle plastics opposed to discarding in landfills. Infrared offers fast and easy measurement of plastics types.

Detection and Identification of Microplastic Particles in Cosmetic Formulations Using IR Microscopy

May 15, 2015

IR Microscope can be used for the detection and identification microplastics in cosmetic products, which ultimately end up in the marine environment, affecting the human food chain.

Reflectance Measurements of Materials Used in the Solar Industry

April 21, 2015

UV/Visible Spectroscopy is the preferred technique used for measuring Specular Reflectance and Diffuse Reflectance, when measuring materials used in the solar industry. Learn the importance of selecting the appropriate accessory for UV/Vis/NIR measurements.

Characterizing Polymer Laminates Using IR Microscopy

March 17, 2015

Multilayer polymer films, or laminates, are used in a wide variety of industries. Infrared microscopy is an important technique for characterizing multilayer polymer films and complex materials.