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11.11.2020

How NIR Spectroscopy Is Revolutionising Textile Recycling

You may have heard that global fashion retailer H&M has been increasing the number of apparel options in its stores made using recycled material. There is increasing consumer demand for textile recycling, given sustainability being an issue of growing importance.

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8.07.2020

Digitalized and scalable pharma anti-counterfeiting with the NIRONE Scanner

With estimated sales, approximately €200 billion per year counterfeit pharmaceuticals are the most lucrative sector of the global trade in illegally copied products. Fraudulent drugs harm or kill millions around the world and inflict serious damage to the brands and profitability of major pharmaceutical manufacturers. Today’s complex globalized...

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16.06.2020

Portable NIRONE Material Scanners – An Enabling Technology in Changing Working Environment

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a huge shift in the ways of working. Due to governments making significant interventions by locking down practically the whole society in many countries, businesses have rapidly been forced to adjust their operations. As a result, millions of people have moved their work from offices to their homes. 

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30.03.2020

My journey in photonics and passionate vision of smart spectral applications

Photonics & especially light has been the essence of my passion in my life. While at high school, I wanted to understand the difference between life and death only to find out, that without solar energy, there is no life on planet earth. During my studies in chemistry, I investigated the photochemical interactions, including the possibility of ...

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25.03.2020

New Business with Novel Material Sensing Solutions

Does it interest you if the medicines you take are real, authentic products or fake, forged ones? It sounds like a radical question, perhaps, but forgeries are a huge problem worldwide and need effective solutions as soon as possible.

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28.02.2020

Data quality in near infrared spectroscopy

The traditional way of using NIR has typically involved big, expensive units individually calibrated for a specific purpose and used in controlled conditions. In that kind of setup, it can be easy to forget all the variables that contribute to the result. When you have a fleet of thousands of low-cost instruments getting out of the lab and into...

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21.11.2019

Fighting against drugs requires right tools

In law enforcement, having the right tools to do the job has been and will continue to be a continuous pursuit. Regardless of the challenge, there is a constantly changing environment that challenges police organizations and officers to improve their capability and capacity. No professional is closer to the crisis of drug abuse than the those...

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20.11.2019

Spectral Engines’ NIRONE Scanner: A tool for anti-counterfeiting - a view from an expert

One of the most interesting use cases for Spectral Engines’ NIR spectrometry is in global anti-counterfeiting. However, lets first turn an eye on two issues: What we know about the problem in some key sectors, and what approaches many in-house anti-counterfeiting experts are adapting when trying to tackle the problem on a global scale.  At the...

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9.10.2019

NIR Technology and the Plastic Pollution Crisis

Plastic pollution in one form or another can be found virtually everywhere on our planet. From cigarette butts, plastic bags and water bottles to microplastics, plastic is polluting our habitats, rivers, forests, beaches and oceans. Our tremendous attraction to plastic, coupled with its properties such as durability and resistance to corrosion...

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5.09.2019

Efficient textile recycling with NIR Spectroscopy

I’m sure that most of us don’t know that the textile industry is the world’s second-largest industrial polluter after the oil and petrochemical industry. Textiles account for 10% of global carbon emissions, use vast amounts of water and energy and get produced with highly toxic chemicals. Petrochemical textile materials such as acrylic,...

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