Corrosion, Contamination

pic15 Unpredicted surface or near-surface contamination can stop a million-dollar production process and extensive characterization, time and money should be spent to identify contaminants, investigate for their sources and evaluating the effectiveness of elimination of contaminants.
Determining which technique(s) to use depends on nature of the contamination is the main point which is where Nersic knowledge and experience can help to solve the problem quicker.
Nersic analytical research and development laboratories have enough experience in contamination detection, identification testing and troubleshooting within pharmaceuticals, polymers, medical devices, packaging, fuels and cosmetics.
Our committed teams assure quick and reliable contamination analysis and identification laboratory services are provided for you using analytical techniques such as optical microscopy, electron microscopy (SEM, TEM and EDX), Raman spectroscopy, FTIR Microscopy and imaging, XRD analysis, GC-MS, ICP-OES and many more. At Nersic’s modern contamination analysis laboratory the smallest levels of impurities which can cause irrecoverable damage to a product, making it useless, can be identified and quantified. Our experienced chemists are able to determine contaminants down to the parts per million, billion, and sometimes trillion levels. Subsequently, we should be able to work with your personnel to create new quality control checks in places like batch-to-batch testing, correct product development methods, raw material supplier analysis, and more to avoid or reduce potential problems from happening in the future.
Impurity testing and sources identification can be from, material and product failures, client and consumer complaints, production and process issues, quality control problems, transport and handling and cross contamination.
Nersic also executes corrosion or degradation tests on metals, ceramics, or polymers to find out if product is corroded. We also identify minor impurities and measure the thickness of oxide layers with our cutting-edge technology high resolution instruments.

Contamination testing and Identification example:
• Polymers and Plastics
• Surface, Bulk and Particulate Contamination
• Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
• Deposits, Fouling and Blockages
• Films, Laminates and Packaging
• Catalyst Poisoning and Fouling
• Fuels
• Gel and Lubricants
• Pharmaceutical tablets with unidentified spots
• Off-color/Off-Odor investigations
• Environmental Analyses
• Extractable & Leachable Study