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Dr Ehrenstorfer: what’s new this month – July 2022

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July is famous for historic sporting occasions - with white-clad players on the green grass of Wimbledon and the yellow and red polka-dot jerseys at the Tour de France now familiar sights for over a century. At Dr Ehrenstorfer, meanwhile, we’re building our own heritage - thanks to reference material manufacturing experience reaching back five decades, and a consistent track record of combining innovation with the highest quality. Why not take a look at our outstanding new products featured below, or get in touch to find out how we can help you?


Methods in our mixtures


US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing methods have greatly enhanced our understanding of measurement science, resulting in “large and lasting benefits to society.” This month, we’re releasing three new reference material mixtures conforming to the requirements of EPA 515.3 and 515.4 (for the detection of herbicides) and 8091 (for the analysis of nitroaromatics and cyclic ketones). We’ve also developed two new mixtures conforming to the Chinese HJ environmental method series – for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and organophosphorus pesticides - and a 20-analyte mixture based on China’s GB/T method for analysing banned pesticide residues in cosmetics.


Help protect pollinators with our pesticide portfolio


The harmful effects of pesticides on bees and other vital pollinators are coming under increased scrutiny from both scientists and regulators, so we’re constantly evolving our portfolio to help your laboratory keep up with changes in the testing landscape. We’ve produced three neat reference materials to aid your analysis of metabolites of cyantraniliprole – an insecticide that is highly toxic to honeybees, as well as moderately toxic to earthworms and most aquatic species. We have also released a new single-solution product for imidacloprid – banned outdoors throughout Europe because of its harmful effects on bees and other pollinators, and currently under registration review in the US. Finally, with an eye on the future, we’ve developed a neat product to aid your analysis of cyetpyrafen, a novel insecticide developed in China that is claimed to be “safe and harmless to bees”.


Why not take away something from our food contact materials range?


Food contact materials (FCMs) are a broad and – partly due to the demand for more environmentally-friendly packaging materials – constantly evolving source of potential chemical contamination. This month, we’re introducing a range of neat and single-solution reference materials to aid your analysis of several common FCMs. We’ve also developed a new multi-analyte photoinitiators mixture featuring benzophenone – described as carcinogenic by the US Food and Drug Administration – and 2-Isopropylthioxantone (ITX), which has caused endocrine disruption in rats


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