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Heta Nieminen

Heta Nieminen

February 1, 2023

Characterization of thin films – what do we want to know?

Doctoral researcher Heta Nieminen writes about the significance of thin films in our modern society and provides an overview of key characterization methods.

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Characterization of thin films – what do we want to know?
Juha Keskiväli

Juha Keskiväli

January 27, 2023

PAH analysis – overview of EU regulations and testing requirements

Several EU regulations place restrictions on the presence of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in food and consumer products.

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PAH analysis – overview of EU regulations and testing requirements
Ville Liljeström

Ville Liljeström

January 25, 2023

Old, Modern, Advanced, and What Not – X-ray Scattering

Ville Liljeström, a staff scientist at Aalto University, writes about the history of X-ray scattering and recent developments in the method.

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Old, Modern, Advanced, and What Not – X-ray Scattering
Pihla Pietiläinen

Pihla Pietiläinen

January 18, 2023

Comparison of microplastic concentrations in different types of water samples

We sent five water samples to the laboratory to compare microplastic concentrations. The results show that bottled water contains more plastic than tap water.

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Comparison of microplastic concentrations in different types of water samples
Niko Markkinen

Niko Markkinen

January 16, 2023

The revised EU Drinking Water Directive brings about stricter legislation on materials in contact with water

Read on to discover what the new requirements are and how to ensure compliance with them.

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The revised EU Drinking Water Directive brings about stricter legislation on materials in contact with water
Paula Hirsilä

Paula Hirsilä

December 28, 2022

MOSH and MOAH testing of food contact materials – how to ensure safety and compliance?

The migration of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) from food contact materials should not exceed the limits set out by the European Union.

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MOSH and MOAH testing of food contact materials – how to ensure safety and compliance?
Niko Markkinen

Niko Markkinen

December 20, 2022

Testing for non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) in food contact materials

NIAS screening can seem complicated, as thousands of different substances may unintentionally end up in FCMs. Check out our expert tips on the topic.

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Testing for non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) in food contact materials
Juha Keskiväli

Juha Keskiväli

December 12, 2022

Guide to gas testing: samples, methods, and standards

Gas testing can be tricky, as gaseous samples pose challenges for sampling and shipping. A careful testing plan is key to overcoming such challenges.

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Guide to gas testing: samples, methods, and standards
Kia Bertula

Kia Bertula

November 29, 2022

Particle size distribution analysis – guide to method selection

Particle size distribution is a key characteristic of powdered materials. This guide helps you choose the most appropriate analytical method for your sample.

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Particle size distribution analysis – guide to method selection
Jesse Kalliomäki

Jesse Kalliomäki

November 28, 2022

Superficial science – using ALD and MLD to enhance the properties of solid surfaces

Atomic layer deposition (ALD) and molecular layer deposition (MLD) have applications in the fields of microelectronics and medical technology, among others.

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Superficial science – using ALD and MLD to enhance the properties of solid surfaces
Joel Noutere

Joel Noutere

November 23, 2022

The advantages of Organ-on-Chip technology in drug development

Joel Noutere from AKITA discusses the advantages of Organ-on-Chip technology as compared with more traditional approaches to drug development.

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The advantages of Organ-on-Chip technology in drug development
Petra Kaukonen

Petra Kaukonen

November 16, 2022

Rediscovering the hidden potential of lignin

More efficient utilization of lignin improves the sustainability of the biorefinery industry and speeds up the transition from fossil-based materials.

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Rediscovering the hidden potential of lignin
Ville Roininen

Ville Roininen

November 11, 2022

Mechanical testing of plastic materials – standards and methods

Mechanical tests help ensure the safety, quality, and durability of plastic materials. Testing is usually performed according to industry-specific standards.

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Mechanical testing of plastic materials – standards and methods
Veikko Linko

Veikko Linko

November 9, 2022

Resolving DNA origami folding in real time

Veikko Linko, Associate Professor of Biomedicine Technologies, discusses a new analytical technique for resolving the black box problem in DNA origami.

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Resolving DNA origami folding in real time
Sanna Laukkanen

Sanna Laukkanen

November 3, 2022

Textile testing requirements and practices in the EU

Regulatory requirements for textiles in the EU cover chemical safety and labeling. Performance should also be assessed to ensure quality and sustainability.

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Textile testing requirements and practices in the EU
Paula Hirsilä

Paula Hirsilä

October 27, 2022

EU Declaration of Compliance for plastic food contact materials

All producers of plastic food contact materials in the EU have to provide a Declaration of Compliance for their products.

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EU Declaration of Compliance for plastic food contact materials
Oona Korhonen

Oona Korhonen

October 4, 2022

Biocompatibility testing of medical devices

Biocompatibility testing is a crucial step in guaranteeing the safety of medical devices. We offer a wide range of tests according to the ISO 10993 standards.

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Biocompatibility testing of medical devices
Juha Keskiväli

Juha Keskiväli

September 29, 2022

REACH testing requirements for chemicals

REACH legislation requires producers and importers of chemicals to register substances with EU authorities. We offer the necessary testing to comply with REACH.

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REACH testing requirements for chemicals
Mirva Hirvi

Mirva Hirvi

September 20, 2022

Screening for microplastics in water samples

Detection of microplastics in water samples can be useful in several industries. Measurlabs provides microplastic testing services in accredited laboratories.

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Screening for microplastics in water samples
Ville Roininen

Ville Roininen

August 26, 2022

Fire resistance testing of textiles and furnishings

Read about what standards apply to fire testing of textiles and furnishings, how testing conditions are determined, and more.

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Fire resistance testing of textiles and furnishings
Teemu Myllymäki

Teemu Myllymäki

August 17, 2022

How to compare material testing laboratories – 10 aspects to consider

Read our best tips on how to compare and select the best-suited laboratory for your testing needs.

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How to compare material testing laboratories – 10 aspects to consider
Niko Markkinen

Niko Markkinen

August 15, 2022

Plastic food contact material regulations and testing in the EU

EU regulations require plastic food contact materials to be tested for harmful substances migrating from the material to the food.

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Plastic food contact material regulations and testing in the EU
Oona Korhonen

Oona Korhonen

August 4, 2022

How to determine the bio-based content of materials

How is bio-based carbon content determined with AMS, how to interpret the results correctly, and assess the bioproportion of the final product.

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How to determine the bio-based content of materials
Shima Moosakhani

Shima Moosakhani

July 8, 2022

Thin-film thickness measurements – guidelines for method selection

When are XRR, ellipsometry, and cross-sectional SEM and TEM the correct method to choose for your film thickness measurements?

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Thin-film thickness measurements – guidelines for method selection