Detecting and identifying impurities

Your needs : to identify and characterize an impurity found in a material or in a formulation

The behavior of an industrial substance is directly linked to the characteristics and the purity of the materials used to produce it. In light of this, monitoring the conformity of the materials being used is a key step of the production process.

The presence of particulate matter, of an unknown deposit, the appearance of unknown spikes, etc. These represent cases of non-conformities which can stop a product from going on the market. For this reason, industrialists regularly call on analytical laboratories to identify and characterize any impurities found to be in their materials or formulations.  

Our solution : to provide you with our skills and our analytical tools, adapting them to your impurity related challenges.

With an analytical fleet spread over 2100m² and a team made up of doctors and engineers, FILAB can assist industrialists in detecting and identifying impurities in their products.

To overcome these challenges with precise and reliable results, FILAB offers a wide range of analytical techniques, adapted to all types of materials :

Detecting and identifying impurities using a Scanning Electron Microscope coupled to an EDX probe :

  • Pollutant identification (embedded particulates)

  • Search for residual pollutants (lubricants, cleaning residue…)

  • Surface defect and adhesive problem characterization

  • Study of ageing materials  

Detecting and identifying impurities using ICP-AES, ICP-MS and ISP-SEO

  •  Contaminant analysis

  • Impurity identification (particulate matter, unknown deposits...)

  • Heavy metal analysis

  • Heavy metal quantification

  • Precious metal analysis

  • Determination of trace residues

Detecting and identifying impurities using GC-FID, GCMS and UPLC MS/MS :

  • Search for and quantification of contaminants (residual solvents, pesticides, allergens…)

  • Determination of Melamine

  • Determination of phthalates and of DEHP

  • Determination of residual solvents

  • Determination of BTEX

  • Validation of cleaning procedures

  • Determination of THCs

  • Determination of Dimethyl fumarate

  • Determination of Bisphenol A

  • Determination of Formaldehyde

  • Determination of VOCs

  • Determination of HAP

  • D4/D5 analysis

Detecting and identifying impurities using NMR :

  • Analysis of active ingredients

  • Measurement of enantiomeric excess

  • Measurement of optical purity

Detecting and identifying impurities in accordance with the European Pharmacopoeia :

  • Analysis and determination of heavy metals

  • Analysis of active ingredients

FILAB detects and identifies impurities in accordance with the relevant regulations :

  • PMUC analysis and quality control

  • Determination of extractables

  • XRD phase identification et quantification

  • Migration testing

  • Validation of cleaning procedures

  • Oxyapatite detction

FILAB has been CIR (Crédit Impôt Recherche) approved to be able to provide the best possible assistance.

With three levels of services – analysis, expertise and R&D support – FILAB assists companies from all sectors and of all sizes in overcoming their industrial challenges by sharing its technical know-how and the wealth of experience of its team with its clients.

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory

  • (Litters available on www.cofrac.com - Accreditation number: 1-1793)

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

  • A SAFRAN approval