Woman thinking about whether laser diffraction or SPOS is right
Particle Size

Laser Diffraction or Single Particle Optical Sensing: Which Is Right for You?

Laser diffraction and Single Particle Optical Sensing (SPOS) are some of the most commonly used techniques in the determination of particle size. PTL offers both of these services, but how do you know which technique better suits your

Sand castles
Particle Size

Sand: It’s Not Just for Beaches!

While the word “sand” may conjure up visions of shimmering beaches or children’s sandboxes, in everyday life, sand plays a critical role in many water filtration systems used for municipal water treatment and industrial wastewater effluent. Sand filters

Physical Measurement

Realizing the Potential in Surface Zeta Potential: An Introduction to the SurPASS 3

The Surface Potential Analyzer of Solid Surfaces, or more aptly named SurPASS, is an instrument that performs zeta potential analyses on macroscopic materials. PTL has long conducted analyses with an instrument capable of Zeta Potential. So, is adding

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Quality Assurance and Methods Compliance

Supplier Qualification of Your Contract Laboratory

Do you need to audit your contract laboratories as part of your supplier qualification process? Qualifying new vendors can be a labor-intensive, frustrating process with the answers you need oftentimes difficult to obtain. Our team at Particle Technology

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Particle Size

What Does Particle Size Testing by “Best Method” Mean?

In the intricate world of materials science and engineering, the significance of particle size cannot be overstated. The dimensions of particles play a pivotal role in determining the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of materials, influencing everything from

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Quality Assurance and Methods Compliance

USP <1010> for Beginners: An Introduction to Procedure Comparison Studies at PTL

USP <1010> Analytical Data – Interpretation and Treatment provides information regarding the statistical treatment of data generated for chemical and other analyses, with a goal of sound decision-making throughout pharmaceutical development and production. The chapter touches on evaluating

Particle Technology Labs ACIL Customer Quality Service Award 2023-2024
Customer Service

PTL Receives Special Recognition for Customer Satisfaction

The American Council for Independent Laboratories (ACIL) has announced Particle Technology Labs as one of only ten (10) laboratories receiving the nationwide 2023 ACIL Customer Quality Service Award. This is PTL’s eleventh consecutive year in qualifying for this award.

Woman looking through microscope for particle size testing
Laser Diffraction

Welcome to the Laser Diffraction Department at Particle Technology Labs! 

Let’s take a look around the lab space and get to know the equipment we use to produce comprehensive and reliable particle size distribution data for you. PTL receives samples from around the world, and across multiple industries,

Partical Technology Labs on surface area
Pore Size

Lights, Camera, Surface Area!

So, you have a sample and you really want to show it off. You know you want surface area information, but what kind? How much surface area does it have? Does it have pores? If so, how big