Case Studies: Case Studies – Consumer Products

PVC Pipe Failure Results from Improper Installation

Polyvinylchloride (PVC) is one of the most widely produced plastics in the world and accounts for approximately 70% of new buried water distribution and sanitary sewer pipes being installed in the U.S. and Canada today. With so much more PVC in use today, there are more situations in which pipes can fail. Whether caused by ...
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Concrete Failure Analysis Reveals Multiple Causes

Using a combination of visual observation and petrographic analyses, RJ Lee Group determined the root cause of concrete failure in a swimming pool with recurring leaking and cracks—contractor deviation from the pool design.
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Product Failure Analysis: Consumer Product Affected by Inappropriate Raw Material

When homeowners issued complaints about staining on roofing shingles, the manufacturer took action. Through a full-scale forensic investigation, RJ Lee Group determined the source of failure and maintained the client's reputation.
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Personal Care Products Manufacturer Needs Analytical Method with Sufficient Level of Detail

RJ Lee Group develops analytical methods to ensure personal care products complies with quality standards.
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Maintaining FDA Approval: Substitute Material

RJ Lee Group helped a client demonstrate that a change in source materials would not affect patient safety or product performance. Ongoing FDA approval was granted without the need for costly re-resting and re-submission.
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Manufacturer of Fire Resistive Materials Needs Materials Performance Answers

When a manufacturer uses materials from different sources, it can impact final product consistency. By evaluating a client's raw materials for deviations and variation, RJ Lee Group helped increase supply sources and reduce material costs.
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A Test Chamber Designed to Measure Respirable Dust for Product Stewardship

RJ Lee Group designed and constructed a test chamber to simulate a controlled environment in which we could sample for respirable dust.
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