In 2016, we worked closely with Syngenta, a leading agricultural company, in the move to a new Malvern Instruments system.
Syngenta manufactures a wide range of agrochemicals including pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Consistency of the ingredients is essential for overall product quality control and Syngenta needed a system to confirm that all the ingredients in a formulation were in suspension and in the correct concentrations.
Syngenta decided to purchase an OMNISEC system, consisting of systems, detectors and software, for this particular application. It measures absolute molecular weight, molecular size, and other parameters and is a powerful tool for controlling the performance, quality and value of the ingredients.
One of the key benefits was the ease of changeover in a lab that handles many different samples.
The new software was also a key selling point as it made it easy to gather more sensitive data and produce closely customised reports, thus enhancing both efficiency and ability to support decisions around different suppliers and troubleshooting. Improving productivity also freed up time for higher value work.
“Since we purchased OMNISEC, we’re able to deliver more sensitive data, so our ability to support decisions has been directly enhanced. In an analytical lab like ours that operates so many techniques with relatively few people, improving productivity is a major gain.“ said Dr Kirt Durand, Senior Analytical Chemist at Syngenta