• The science behind ATNC analysis in cosmetics


The science behind ATNC analysis in cosmetics

Jan 08 2024

In our daily rituals, cosmetics play a pivotal role, yet their safety has faced intensified scrutiny due to nitrosamine presence and its potential health implications. Manufacturers struggle with the challenge of confirming and controlling nitrosamine levels, a task proven arduous with existing equipment, often leading to costly and time-consuming outsourcing.

The ATNC (Apparent Total Nitrosamine Content) Analysis, a recognised technique under the European Union’s Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. This method empowers users to swiftly screen samples down to ppb levels for total nitrosamine content, providing a singular result irrespective of the nitrosamine molecule's complexity.

Ellutia have decades of experience in nitrosamine detection across various industries and understand the unique challenges in the cosmetics world. Their tailored solutions enable customers to bring ATNC testing in-house, spearheaded by the 800 series TEA detector. Renowned for its sensitivity and selectivity, this detector employs a chemical reaction to break off the NO group from the Nitrosamine molecule, detected precisely by the TEA.

Ellutia’s ATNC systems offer flexibility, configurable for manual or automated analysis based on required sensitivity and sample volumes. Taking the next step to internalise ATNC analysis allows you to regain control, promptly identifying and resolving issues, ensuring your products consistently meet your expected standards.

Arrange an exploratory call with Ellutia’s experts to discuss your unique challenges.

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