OXKEM Analytical Services

email: lab@oxkem.co.uk ------- Telephone: + 44 118 952 2929

Our aim is to supply a comprehensive analytical service to the Food and Chemical Industries that need to outsource all their quality control needs or just a one-off analysis that may be required to trouble-shoot problems or for external marketing needs. From our facilities at Reading we offer a personalised and fast service where you speak directly to an analyst.

Our range of analysis encompass instrumental such as HPLC, GC,AAS and traditional methods, Official and International Standard Methods as well as method development for your quality control systems.

Water analysis for processing requirements, heavy metals to comply with regulations and Beer, Wine and Spirits analysis for due diligence.

Cations : Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium by ICP

Anions : Sulphate, Chloride, Phosphates, Nitrates and Nitrites by IC

Heavy Metals by ICP-AES: Antimony, Arsenic, Boron, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Selenium, Manganese, Iron, Zinc and Aluminium.

Malt analysis by the EBC and IoB procedures: Moisture, Nitrogen, Extract, Colour, Total Nitrogen, Total Soluble Nitrogen, Free Amino Nitrogen, Beta-Glucans, Viscosity and Zinc

Beer, Wine Wort and Must analysis: Alcohol, Bitterness, Sulphites, Total Carbohydrates, Zinc, Copper, Iron,FAN, Sorbic and Benzoic acids.

Spirits and Liqueurs : Alcohol, Higher alcohols and Esters

Food labelling requirements : Group 1 and Group 2

Children toys, natural or synthetic rubber to comply with EU Regulations; monomers migration, heavy metals (EN71), antioxidants and elements migration (EN14350-2), Maryland BPA (0.5 ppb)

USP and FCC monographs for marine derived calcium and magnesium products

We are experienced in the analysis of Isocyanates, Cychlosiloxanes, Primary and Secondary Amines, Phthalates, Organic Volatile Impurities and Asbestos.

You can reach the lab directly for any enquiries and quotes:

email: lab@oxkem.co.uk

Telephone: + 44 118 952 2929

 

Analytical Services

Brewing - Beer and Malt

Alcohol
Extract
Original Gravity
Bitterness
Total Carbohydrates
Sulphur Dioxide
Reducing sugars
Beta-glucan
Anions and Cations
Export certificates
Full malt analysis

Wines, Spirits and Liqueurs

Alcohol
Sugars
Sulphur dioxide
Total and Volatile acidity
Methanol
Copper
Iron
Higher alcohol
Fusel oils

Food and Drinks

Nutritional labelling
Additives
Preservatives
Vitamins – C, K, D3
Caffeine
Residual solvents - USP

Food Supplements and Additives

Fluoride
Iodine
REsidual solvents - USP
Seaweed derived Calcium - USP - FCC
Marine Magnesium - FCC - USP

Plastics in contact with food

Monomers migration
Phthalates
TDI

Baby teats and soothers

Phthalates - 2005/85/EC
BPA
Maryland BPA
MBT and Antioxidants

Children's Toys

Phthalates
BPA
Maryland BPA
MBT
Antioxidants

Water and environmental

Water hardness
pH
Conductivity
Anions
Cations
Effluents
Pollutants
Primary and Secondary Amines
Chloroparaffins
Asbestos Detection and Identification

Silicones

USP - Residual Solvents
Heavy metals
E900 2000/63/EC Tests

Electroplating Solutions

pH
Chromium
Silver