Even the most structured companies or the most complex manufacturing plants need to make the necessary checks that allow them a performance evaluation, to understand whether they are operating according to the expected requirements and the answer is thus positive in technological, economic and environmental terms.
This approach is extremely useful for those who decide on business strategies, as it allows a balanced operation between economic investments and production performance.
In this field, Mérieux NutriSciences offers testing services dedicated to different manufacturing sectors, carrying out checks on both raw materials and waste products.
Electrical and electronic materials need special care to ensure that they are treated and disposed of safely, particularly because their components may contain contaminants such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, beryllium or brominated flame retardants. Mérieux NutriSciences can perform the necessary tests to ensure proper recycling and compliance with local and international regulations.
Building materials in the form of aggregates can be recycled and reused in road and building works, thus allowing cost savings, greater process efficiency and a reduced environmental impact. Mérieux NutriSciences performs analytical tests on building aggregates to determine their suitability for other uses.
Alloys are a combination of two or more elements and at least one of them is a metal. The resulting material has different metallic properties that often exceed those of its individual components. The quality control of such materials is important at every stage of the metallurgical process because even small changes in the pre-set formulation can lead to lower quality and performance. Mérieux NutriSciences is able to assess the quality of alloys (composition, micro-pollutants, classification) and their compliance with technical specifications and international standards.
The analytical evaluation of all oil products and of the main fossil fuels makes the definition of their quality in the intended use possible. Mérieux NutriSciences performs testing services on lubricating, mineral and synthetic oils, biofuels of solid or liquid nature -pellets, wood biomass, residues stemming from agricultural activity or refined vegetable oils used for energy purposes. For example, the analysis of diesel fuels guarantees their quality and safe use in the latest generation engines and thermal units (better performance and longer operating life); the complete screening of all the chemical and physical properties of automotive gasoline guarantees the actual quality, and the survey on biogas guarantees the composition and the quality for possible uses as fuel (better performance for thermal purposes). Mérieux NutriSciences also performs the complete characterization on gaseous fuels to certify their composition and compliance with regulations and ensure quality for the most common purposes of use.
A polymer is a substance composed of macromolecules: although the term usually refers to plastics, it actually includes a large class of natural and synthetic compounds whose properties can be used to improve the appearance, strength and workability of a product. Mérieux NutriSciences performs the analysis of polymers to optimize their use in the manufacturing or to verify that the material is compliant with the specifications. The following tests are carried out: identification, evaluation of type and quantity of inorganic charges, multi-layer test to study the composition and thickness of each layer in poly-laminated materials.