Copley Scientific launches a new solution for reproducible dishwasher detergent testing

24 November 2015; Nottingham, UK: A new accessory for the Copley Scientific Tergotometer enables cost-efficient, reproducible dishwasher detergent testing within the lab. The scaled-down test environment offered by the well-established Tergotometer provides representative testing while using minimal quantities of detergent. The resulting data enables the robust assessment and comparison of detergent performance, to accelerate product development.

The testing of detergents and associated products can be time-consuming and potentially subjective. The new accessory for the Tergotometer, in contrast, makes it possible to test detergents in the lab under closely controlled conditions, so as to directly compare and contrast performance. The Tergotometer consists of eight lab-scale washing machine/dishwasher stations within a single compact benchtop instrument, allowing eight samples to be processed simultaneously under controlled conditions of speed, time and temperature. A simple programmable user interface permits agitation speed and temperature to be monitored and controlled throughout the testing procedure via the digital keypad and display. Output of the test conditions via printer or RS232 to a computer are also possible.

The new accessory is easily applied to the standard Tergotometer agitator and holds six glass microscope slides, mounted at angles, close to the side of the test vessel. These can be coated with standardised soil to represent the food debris likely to be encountered during routine product use. Post-testing the plates are easily removed for drying and subsequent analysis, to quantify the effectiveness of soil removal, typically by photometry.

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CAPTION: A new accessory from Copley Scientific for lab-scale dishwasher detergent testing

About Copley Scientific

Copley Scientific is recognised as the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of inhaler test equipment and is a major provider of testing systems for other pharmaceutical dosage forms. The company is also active in detergent testing, air sampling and aerosol characterisation.

Copley Scientific’s pharmaceutical product range includes test equipment for delivered dose uniformity and aerodynamic particle size measurement of metered-dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, nebulizers and nasal sprays; as well as tablets (dissolution, disintegration, friability and hardness) capsules, powders, suppositories and transdermals.

Copley Scientific has offices in the UK and Switzerland. The company works in partnership with aerosol particle science experts MSP Corporation in North America and also distributes MSP Corporation’s air sampling and aerosol characterisation products throughout Europe.

Serving the pharmaceutical and associated industries, Copley Scientific offers an extensive range of equipment for research, development and quality control, as well as full validation and aftersales services. This broad range of products is supplied and supported worldwide through a network of specialist distributors.