Freshness of breath, how long does it last?

There are a range off oral care products available with a whole host of purposes such as whitening, tartar control, cavity protection the list goes on. These products provide that minty fresh taste with that sense of clean feeling of your teeth and breath. Bacteria develop and feed on food that may be stuck between our […]

Fruit Rot Detection

Rotting fruit has been a problem for many years for the farmers growing the produce, to the supermarkets selling the produce to the consumer. Obtaining the best batch of fruit that will stay fresh, juicy with a long shelf life has always been the ultimate goals. However the issue of pathogens do exist and can […]

Maintaining Quality Standards in Cola Soft Drinks

The same brand of cola can taste different in different countries. This is due to local taste preferences and local ingredients. Changes in the formulation which can be due to ingredients and regulation can ultimately result in changes to the final cola product. Taste panels are used to distinguish between any changes in flavour and […]

Online detection of Siloxanes in Biogas

There has been widespread use of siloxanes for hygiene, healthcare and industrial products. This has resulted in the presence of these siloxanes in landfills and food waste streams which is used as source for biogas fuel production. Silicon crystals are produced during combustion in the gas turbines, without filtering these crystals they can settle on the surfaces and […]

Continuous Monitoring of Odourants in Natural Gas

Odourants in gas are important as they allow us to detect potentially dangerous gas leaks simply by smell. Typical odourants such as S-Free®, THT and tertiary-butyl mercaptan (TBM) are added to natural gas prior to the gas being piped and supplied for industrial and domestic use. Following the addition of these odourants the levels at […]

Scalping in soft drinks

Scalping in soft drinks Soft drinks packaging can sometimes lead to the packaging material interacting with the flavour constituents of the beverage (known as scalping). This can result ultimately in the flavour losses or transfer of for example plastic flavours and the overall quality of the product falling. A consequence for the soft drinks industry […]

Rapid Determination of Vicinal Diketones in Beer

Vicinal diketones (VDK) in beer, which include 2,3-butanedione (diacetyl) and 2,3-pentanedione are the flavour components that produce a buttery or butterscotch like aroma in beer. As a by-product of the fermentation process of yeast this buttery aroma can result in an undesireable off-smell. Off line monitoring of VDK is normally undertaken off site in a specialist laboratory, extending brewing times prior to filtering and bottling. Production requirements for the beer industry necessitate […]

Rapid detection of food tainting

Market requirements for the food industry necessitate improved food quality and longer shelf-life of products and today’s packaging has become quite sophisticated. The migration of odours and flavours from packaging material can be transferred and taint the product in the package. As the sensory quality of food is the main driver for consumer preference, taint or odour problems with […]

Praise for our application specialist

Our presence at the recent Health Innovation Conference lead to a great review for our application specialist Dr Emma Brodrick from Cwn Taf: “One of the most inspiring stories from the conference was from Dr Emma Brodrick who works for a small medical technology company based in Abercynon. They have less than 20 employees but […]

‘Siloxanes in Biogas’ Workshop

IMSPEX Diagnostics in cooperation with Dr John Thompson of Tracer Measurement systems are pleased to announce a workshop that deals with the analysis of siloxanes in biogas sourced from landfill and waste water treatment. This is an important subject as failure to measure and speciate siloxanes at ppb levels can lead to significant down times and […]