ALS is pleased to confirm the acquisition of Leochimica, an Italian laboratory based in Zoppola in Northern Italy. The Leochimica team provides a full range of services to food growers, processors, distributors and retailers as well as environmental analytical services and technical training.
The laboratory was founded in 1985 and employs more than 60 staff at the site in Zoppola.
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The need for PFAS (poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances) testing in environmental samples has developed together with an increasing number of applications for such compounds.
PFAS are valued for their properties as tensides and have been used for decades in diverse applications, for example: water repellent “outdoor” fabrics, stain resistant carpets, non-stick frying pans and firefighting... Read more »
Brominated flame retardants (BFR) refers to a large group of substances, predominately utilised as the name suggests, as fire retardants. These compounds are added to polymer materials and fabrics used in everyday items such as Furniture and electronics. The most commonly used brominated flame retardants are HexaBromoCycloDodecane (HBCD), TetraBromoBisPhenol A (TBBP-A) and PolyBrominated Biphenyls (PBB).
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