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Instrumentation

BASF subsidiary trinamiX launches handheld near-infrared spectrometer

by Craig Bettenhausen
March 27, 2020 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 98, Issue 12

 

A photo of a trinamiX spectrometer.
Credit: BASF
TrinamiX expects its spectrometer to be used for in-the-field chemical analysis.

TrinamiX, a BASF subsidiary that makes scientific instruments, has launched a mobile near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer. Because most glass is transparent to NIR light, NIR instruments are suited for chemical analysis of substances in glass containers. TrinamiX’s new handheld device syncs with a smartphone to set analysis parameters and review results. The firm says it could have applications in agriculture, food science, and quality control.

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