Product Failure Analysis: Consumer Product Affected by Inappropriate Raw Material

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Soon after roofing shingles were installed, the shingle manufacturer received complaints from numerous homeowners who observed rust-colored staining discharging from the shingles. The manufacturer replaced the shingles and began an investigation into the cause of the discoloration. Their in-house testing using an industry-standard method revealed the presence of corrosion-susceptible particles that were thought to be […]

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Award-Winning ASCAT Technology Provides Accurate, Rapid and Detailed Inclusion Data to Improve Productivity and Product Quality in the Steel Industry

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Industry Problem In any given sample, at any step of the steel production process, the possibility exists that there are inclusions of varying chemistry and morphology that may impact product quality. Traditional examination of inclusions in a processed material could take a trained analyst as much as a week to characterize using microscope techniques. Even […]

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Personal Care Products Manufacturer Needs Analytical Method with Sufficient Level of Detail

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A major manufacturer of personal care products uses talc as a component in some of its products. The manufacturer needed to know whether another country’s proposed method for the analysis of talc was accurate for the identification and quantification of trace amounts of asbestos in the compound. Specifically, they needed to know if the proposed […]

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Maintaining FDA Approval: Substitute Material

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FDA approval is required for everything from bedpans to pacemakers. And although a splintered tongue depressor is generally not life threatening, deterioration of the surface coating of a stent can present a more serious problem. Regardless of the application, the materials used in the production process of a medical device are critical to the product’s […]

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Manufacturer of Fire Resistive Materials Needs Materials Performance Answers

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Manufacturers rely on raw materials in the production process to maintain quality control and product consistency. Should supplier, production, worker health and safety or regulatory issues require a substitute or replacement material, the manufacturer is faced with choosing a material that meets the established quality and consistency criteria. Our client needed to determine whether the […]

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Nanotechnology- RJ Lee Group Designs and Conducts a Multiphase Study

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Nanotechnology – the Good and the Unknown Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This technology has already improved our lives with cleaner and more cost-effective energy sources and more efficient drugs. However, the unique properties exhibited by unbound engineered nanoparticles (UNP) can also potentially cause adverse health effects to workers […]

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Failure Analysis Investigation Points to QC Solution to Maintain Profits and Customers

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Client Challenge Shatter-prone glass syringes pose any number of risks — to patients and health care workers — and costly, potentially dangerous waste. One well-known medical device manufacturer wanted reliable data on why syringes from an overseas manufacturer would shatter upon loading. RJ Lee Group Approach Our team examined failed and unused syringes, and reconstructed […]

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