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Sophistication test

Quantifying bio-based content helps to

  1. Confirm “natural origin” claims
  2. Identify products altered by industrial or sophisticated processing
  3. Recover information for quality control of raw materials

Many materials and artefacts are subjected to industrial finishing treatments or sophistication processing, these can change the original bio-based percentage.

 

Prepare sample shipment

Fill out the shipping form indicating the following information

 1. The desired turnaround time : 

  • Non priority 15 days
  • Standard 7 days
  • Priority 4 days

 2. The desired precision : 

  • < 2 pMC
  • < 1 pMC
  • < 0.5 pMC

 3. Number of samples 

We kindly ask you to prepare the sample to be sent to us respecting the following points:

1. Be sure to send us at least 7 mg of carbon : 

  • Example 1: Cotton contains about 45% carbon:
    Psample [mg] = 7[mg] / 0.45 = 15.5 mg
    If you send us at least 20 mg of cotton we will be sure to have the necessary amount of carbon to make the measurement.
  • Example 2: For a diesel fuel, the carbon content is about 87%, density of diesel is about 737 kg/m3:
    Vsample [ml] = 7[mg ] / (0.87 * 737 [kg/m3] ) = 0.0109 [ml]
    if you send us a diesel in a 1ml sample vials we will have sufficient carbon quantity for the measurement.

2. Send us as homogeneous and clean samples as possible:

  • Materials with strong inhomogeneities can produce results that do not reflect the full nature of the product.

3. Use the following containers for samples:

  • Sample Vials for liquids
  • Ziploc bags for solids
  • For biological samples it is necessary to contact the laboratory

Prepare sample shipment

Fill out the shipping form indicating the following information

 1. The desired turnaround time : 

  • Non priority 15 days
  • Standard 7 days
  • Priority 4 days

 2. The desired precision : 

  • < 2 pMC
  • < 1 pMC
  • < 0.5 pMC

 3. Number of samples 

We kindly ask you to prepare the sample to be sent to us respecting the following points:

1. Be sure to send us at least 7 mg of carbon : 

  • Example 1: Cotton contains about 45% carbon:
    Psample [mg] = 7[mg] / 0.45 = 15.5 mg
    If you send us at least 20 mg of cotton we will be sure to have the necessary amount of carbon to make the measurement.
  • Example 2: For a diesel fuel, the carbon content is about 87%, density of diesel is about 737 kg/m3:
    Vsample [ml] = 7[mg ] / (0.87 * 737 [kg/m3] ) = 0.0109 [ml]
    if you send us a diesel in a 1ml sample vials we will have sufficient carbon quantity for the measurement.

2. Send us as homogeneous and clean samples as possible:

  • Materials with strong inhomogeneities can produce results that do not reflect the full nature of the product.

3. Use the following containers for samples:

  • Sample Vials for liquids
  • Ziploc bags for solids
  • For biological samples it is necessary to contact the laboratory