Particle Size Analysis & Particle Size Distribution Testing

Particle Size Analysis & Particle Size Distribution Testing

Today, Contract Laboratory, Inc. received a request from a Pharmaceutical Corporation for a FDA GMP laboratory to perform particle size analysis and particle size distribution testing. In the past 12 years, ContractLaboratory.com has worked with many corporations in many industries on their particles size analysis. Particle Size Analysis and Particle Size Distribution Testing are unique to “powdered” materials used in several industries from soils for construction to nanomaterials used in pharmaceuticals.  Particle Size Analysis and Particle Size Distribution are tightly controlled laboratory testing techniques used to determine the behavior and nature of these “powdered” materials within various size distributions and applications.

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There are many different ASTM Standards that can be met through Particle Size Analysis and Particle Size Distribution Testing.  There are other industry standard techniques defined by the ISO 13320 Standard which “provides guidance on instrument qualification and size distribution measurement of particles in many two-phase systems (e.g. powders, sprays, aerosols, suspensions, emulsions and gas bubbles in liquids) through the analysis of their light-scattering properties”.

Particle Size Analysis can range from a simple Sieve Shaker Method for the testing of the gradation of soils to determine load-bearing strength properties in the construction industry to very specific particle size requirements within the paints & coatings, pigment, cosmetic, printer toner, polymer additive, or pharmaceutical industries where testing techniques such as Laser Diffraction may be used.  There are many other test methods available such as the Electroresistance Counting Method using the the Coulter Principle, and Acoustic Spectroscopy or Ultrasound Attenuation Spectroscopy.

Contract Laboratory, Inc. has assisted manufacturers and distributors requiring Particle Size Analysis & Particle Size Distribution Testing outsource this type of product testing.  Below are examples of how we have helped:

  • New Jersey Environmental Laboratory needed for ASTM soil testing: 16 soil samples for Water (Moisture) Content, ASTM D2216. 16 Soil samples for Particle Size Analysis, ASTM 422…
  • Pharmaceutical FDA MP Physical Chemistry Laboratory needed for Pharmaceutical API testing: polymorphism and particle analysis.
  • Pharmaceutical API to be analyzed for XRD test for polymorph confirmation and Particle size analysis by Malvern using analytical method…
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory needed for particle size testing of particle emitted from an in-house built smoke machine. We believe the particles are from .5-10 microns in size…
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory needed for ANSI and ASTM Particle Size Distribution Testing to detect size, shape and distribution. Cementatious products. Polyblended Grouts, Self Leveling mortars, Water Resistant Membranes…
  • Large engineering firm needs physical chemistry laboratory for particle size distribution testing of particulate samples collected on 3″ glass or quartz filter media from flue gas stream…
  • India FDA cGMP physical chemistry laboratory needed for pharmaceutical testing: Particle size analysis using Gilsonic UltraSiever…

If your company is manufacturing or distributing products requiring Particle Size Analysis or Particle Size Distribution Testing and need laboratory testing and/or product validation, SUBMIT LABORATORY TEST REQUEST, call 1-855-377-6821 Toll-Free 24/7 or send us an email outsourcing@contractlaboratory.com

The Contract Laboratory Business Development Team will be happy to help!