Our Analytical Services Laboratories have an array of instruments to conduct a host of analytical tests, including:
High-Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC) -
Determines the fatty acid distribution of tallow, coconut oil, palm oil, and any specialty oils. These instruments also test the level of active ingredients in OTC drug products, including benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometers (FTIR) -
This test provides positive identification of a raw materials based on the infrared spectra.
UV-Visible Spectrometers -
Determines the color quality of tallow and vegetable oils to help control the final soap base color.
Karl Fisher Auto-Titrators -
Determines the percent water in raw materials, soap bases, and finished products.
Other analytical capabilities include pH determination, acid-base titrations, specific
gravity and Lovibond color. Outside laboratories are used to conduct specialized analysis and microbiological testing.