Cosmetics

Quality control by XRF / XRD for elemental / phase analysis

Cosmetics

The need for chemical analysis of food and cosmetics has increased in recent years. Increased emphasis in industry, and by government, on safety, efficacy and content labeling are the core drivers. Near line monitoring during the production process also affords long-term cost savings from decreased waste, rework and materials costs. The United States (FDA), European Union and various other regulatory bodies around the world strictly regulate the allowable concentrations of heavy metal contaminants in foodstuffs, drugs and cosmetics. In addition, much commercial food production requires careful monitoring of salt concentrations to ensure correct flavor characteristics. Cosmetics that use metal oxides for sunscreen protection factor (SPF) enhancement must have 100% quality inspection to meet U.S. over-the counter (OTC) pharmaceutical regulations. Packaging must also be monitored for contaminates that may leach into products.

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Systems: 
NEX CG   NEX CG
High-performance, Cartesian-geometry EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films
  NEX QC   NEX QC
Low-cost EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films
  Supermini   Supermini200
Benchtop tube below sequential WDXRF spectrometer analyzes F through U in solids, liquids and powders
MiniFlex   MiniFlex
New 5th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification
  Ultima IV   Ultima IV
High-performance, multi-purpose XRD system for applications ranging from R&D to quality control
  ZSX Primus   ZSX Primus
High power, tube below, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with mapping and superior light element performance