Our Analytical Services Laboratories have an array of instruments to conduct a host of
analytical tests, including:
High Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC) -
determine 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, Salicylic acid, Triclosan and Triclocarban.
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometers (FTIR) -
provide positive identification of a raw material based on the infrared spectra.
UV-Visible Spectrometers -
determine the color quality of tallow and vegetable oils to help control the final soap base color.
Karl Fisher Auto-Titrators -
determine 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