Kaj Petersen | Authors


Flavour and Fragrance Analysis: Wondrous Vanilla

There are over 100 different types of vanilla, all characterized by different aroma profiles. To determine vanilla origin, and for quality control purposes, laboratories typically rely on headspace or thermal desorption techniques used in combination with gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS). This article explains more.

Suffering from Sick Building Syndrome

Building products used indoors in homes and offices can have a significant impact on indoor air quality (IAQ) through the emission of volatile- or semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs/SVOCs). In order to protect the health and well-being of occupants in homes and company buildings from potentially toxic emissions, EU and national regulations require that products used indoors be tested following clearly defined methods.