Materials characterization is critical for the food and drink sector and is employed at almost every stage of the food production chain. A large number of analytical techniques are available for assessing different characteristics of food and drink products in terms of their structure, composition, physicochemical properties and sensorial characteristics.
These techniques are widely used by ingredient manufacturers, food producers, researchers and dedicated food analysis laboratories to ensure product quality, safety and process efficiency.
Dr. Golik provides a number of the key analytical techniques used in this sector, including :
- Particle size analyzers for measuring the size of powders, emulsions and dispersions, from nanometers to millimeters
Chromatography techniques for determining molecular weight and molecular structure of polysaccharides and proteins
- Morphological imaging and chemical imaging to assess particle size, shape and chemical properties of solid components
- Zeta potential analyzers for predicting and optimizing dispersion and emulsion stability
- Near-infrared analysis for fat, protein, moisture, sugar and starch content, as well as blend uniformity
- Ion Chromatography for Determination of acetate, chloride, Nitrate, phosphate and sulfate
Titration for analysis of edible fats and oils
- Stability Measurement in materials for process and shelf life data
Dr. Golik provides a range of in-line and on-line process solutions for monitoring and controlling production operations
• Evaporation systems.
• Melting & boiling point with automated detection.
• Spray dryers – nano and micro spry drying solutions.
• Encapsulator – encapsulation of cells and/or active ngredients.
• Extraction – fast extraction for QC labs of different samples.
• Prep Chromatography system.
• Flash and Prep system for separation of samples using low and extreme high pressures using UV-VIS and ELSD detectors.
• Size (Dynamic Light Scattering,
Laser Diffraction, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis)
• Process Particle Size (LD, Spatial Filter velocimetry)
• Shape analysis and chemicals identification
(Morphological Imaging and Raman Spectroscopy)
• Stability and charge (ELS, Zeta potential)
• Concentration (Multi-angle DLS, NTA)
• Size, Boyant mass and Counting
(Resonant Mass Measuremet)
• Molecular Weight & structure (GPC/SEC)
• Capillary Rheometers
• Freeze dryers – FDA approved lyophlization systems with deep active cooling including PAT tools for process development.
• RVC – Rotational vacuum concentrator for multiple small volume samples volume.
• Centrifuges – low and extreme high speed RPM for different sample with or without cooling (including low temp cooling at -20).