Chemical-Physical Characterization

The ECSIN laboratory carries out a wide chemical-physical, primary and secondary characterization activity of nanomaterials as such, in consumer products, in biological systems, simulants, and in the environment.

The detection, characterization and quantification of nanomaterials in industrial processes, in commercial products and in biological media is essential to meet the regulations for the protection of consumer and environmental health. Furthermore, it is essential to approach a life cycle analysis according to internationally suggested standards, and to innovate production / production in a responsible and sustainable way. The data generated are necessary for authorization / evaluation dossiers, and communication to customers / suppliers.

ECAMRICERT-ECSIN can apply a wide range of characterization methods for nanomaterials as they are applied to consumer products and released into the environment. Services are performed following OECD, EFSA standard methods or following alternative protocols in line with the state of the art for nanomaterials.

In ECAMRICERT-ECSIN the company finds a reliable partner to entrust the characterization of nanomaterials in all phases of product development in order to ensure the desired standards or comply with current legislation in the field of quality or for product and occupational safety .

  • Product development
  • Occupational safety
  • Environmental and consumer protection
  • Management Systems
  • Agribusiness
  • Dietary supplements and products
  • Materials in contact with food
  • Packaging
  • Medical devices
  • pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics
  • Textile
  • Building
  • Materials
  • Chemical products
  • Chemical composition and purity by mass spectrometry
  • Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation (AF4)
  • Morphology by transmission electron microscopy
  • Dimensional dimension and distribution through electron microscopy, separation methods such as flow fractioning and light diffusion methods such as Dynamic light scattering. The innovative technique of the single particle ICP-MS is also applied.
  • Surface area by the BET method
  • Surface charge and potential ζ
  • Dissolution and solubility with standard OECD methods and alternative protocols


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