Analysis and control of packaging materials
During the production of food, medicines or food supplements, the quality and safety of packaging is as important as the quality and safety of the product itself. However, the packaging may not be suitable for your product, may be contaminated with an unknown compound, its chemical composition may be unsatisfactory, or it may change due to interaction with the product. Some of these problems can be easily solved without much scientific research, but others require detailed laboratory analysis.
Nevertheless, classical analytical procedures are often time consuming and also require specially trained personnel; to obtain information on the chemical composition of the undesirable contaminant can thus take long hours.
Using molecular spectroscopy methods (infrared and Raman) it is possible to effectively shorten the analysis time. You can compare the spectrum, measured in a few seconds, with the spectra in the spectral libraries to identify unknown substances almost immediately, or verify the chemical composition of the sample. In addition, with Raman spectroscopy, you can monitor the chemical composition of individual layers of multilayer polymers or measure chemical maps of larger areas of the sample.