Food & beverages
The food and beverage industry is developing rapidly, as are the needs of manufacturers alongside. Government food inspection agencies continue to monitor food sources while tightening regulations. Many manufacturers are moving to continuous production processes and have begun to enforce source, authenticity and related safety testing programs.
These demand rapid chemical information feedback systems to ensure quality control and minimize waste. PANalytical's X-ray fluorescence (XRF), near-infrared (NIR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) systems provide a wealth of solutions for the food and beverage industry.
Typical applications include
- Pre-mix blending control
- Nutrient mineral (element) quantification
- Rapid salt content analysis
- Source confirmation and identification
- Heavy metal screening
- Nanomaterial research
Enhancing food production and quality control using XRF
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis can not only reduce manufacturing costs but also improve food quality. When working with high speed or at continuous production, XRF provides operator-friendly, push-button analyses. With near-line XRF equipment providing answers within minutes, modifications to the process can be made swiftly. A monitoring program that measures the concentration of expensive micronutrients and additives during production, can enable significant cost savings.