Safety has recently become one of the most important considerations in communities around the globe.  As the pandemic has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world, and people have been locked down in isolation for months, the question of how to keep safe has echoed from household to household.  But before COVID19, before…

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When you need a material testing lab you can rely on, you need NSL Analytical Services.  Essential services don’t stop needing material testing labs because the nation is in lockdown, so NSL Analytical Services is staying open to service your needs. Visit NSLAnalytical.com to send your material testing lab request, or call (877) 560-3943 for…

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Why does materials testing matter?  Consider that the automotive composites market could reach $12 billion this year.  Future Markets Insights reports the global automoti9ve composites market was estimated at $7.4 billion in 2019, and is projected to grow despite fluctuating economic conditions at a moderate pace.  The effort to continue to reduce the weight of…

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So how do we know all those sanitizing gels and wipes actually work?  And how do we know they are safe for humans to use?  The products and components are tested by materials testing services such as NSL Analytical, using ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) or AOAC (Association of Official Analytical Chemists)  approved…

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The recent loss of an hour of sleep due to the US time change to Daylight Savings Time, made me really appreciate my bed.  Cotton used in bedding and children’s pajamas is likely to be coated with flame retardant, as are the mattresses.  So once again, we are daily using, or sleeping on, another product,…

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Products for Which we Rely on Materials Testing: Pharmaceuticals Today, a crushing headache drove me to the cabinet where our aspirin and other pain relievers are stored.  Once the throbbing subsided, I realized that ingredients for pills and other pharmaceuticals must be materials tested.  When products tablets, capsules or biotech products are being developed, as…

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Everything we rely on, before it was manufactured, either had its components tested, or the components of the machinery producing it tested. Recently my 18 month old car with 25,000 miles began to make a new noise on the road.  Wondering how a fairly new car would have an issue, I began to think about…

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Do you know what Powder Characterization testing is? If you do, you know how incredibly important particles and powders are in the performance of an enormous range of common products.   The commercial success of these and other end products relies on the manufacturer’s ability to manipulate these vital materials.  Manufacturers can only best control their…

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