News and Insights

News and Insights

Welcome to our News & Insights! Your one-stop shop to keep up-to-date with what our team at LABTEC are up to along with other developments and experiences in the great and exciting world of science.

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Testing for Nicotine in Vapes

02/11/2023 Top News

There’s been some important changes to New Zealand’s vaping industry with amendments to the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Regulations 2021 starting to come into effect recently, in September 2023.

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Albert Celebrates 15 Years at Labtec


We would like to congratulate our very own, Albert Mok, who celebrated his 15-year work anniversary in 2023 with Labtec. This is a significant milestone, and we are grateful to you for being an integral part of our success.

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XRF Analysis at Labtec


Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (ED-XRF) testing is a widely used analytical technique in the field of material science and quality control. This non-destructive method measures the elemental composition of a sample by bombarding it with high-energy X-rays and then analysing the resulting fluorescence emitted by the sample.

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Seven Sins of Product Stability Data


So, you have this fantastic new addition to your agricultural chemical product range and are rearing to get it to market. Waiting for the regulatory process to run its course can be frustrating experience. The process can be further delayed if your stability trials are not conducted properly, or if your overseas suppliers are not familiar with the Australian and New Zealand data requirements.

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Independent Laboratory Testing to CIPAC Methods


The Collaborative International Pesticides Analytical Council (CIPAC) plays a critical role in ensuring that plant protection products are safe, effective, and compliant with global standards. CIPAC has developed a suite of methods for compliance testing of physical and chemical properties of pesticides, which are essential for ensuring regulatory requirements are met. Compliance testing helps protect human and environmental health by ensuring that pesticides are safe and effective.

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Innovation in Colour: Seed Treatment


Why so many colours? We’re not talking about a bag of jellybeans. Treated seeds come in many vibrant colours for the purpose of distinguishing that the seed has been treated. In some global jurisdictions, the colour is required under legislation to distinguish seeds treated with pesticides

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