Behind every little thing in life that goes according to plan, there is a Superhero in a QA/QC lab ensuring your daily routine goes off without a hitch.

We all expect our everyday lives to work out – that our go-to beverage tastes like it always has, that our child’s favorite toy is nontoxic, that our car carries us safely from point A to point B. Behind the scenes, laboratory analysts and technicians work to make sure the products we use every day are safe and meet our expectations.

From verifying materials to final product testing, it’s the meticulous work of QA/QC Superheroes that help make our daily lives run smoothly. It’s easy to take these routine triumphs for granted. Not anymore – it’s time the QA/QC Superheroes get the recognition they deserve. Can you imagine life without QA/QC?

Watch the videos to see life with and without QA/QC.


It’s the moment of truth. This smitten gent needs some liquid courage. Let’s hope UV-Vis spectroscopy was used to test the quality of his beer.

Learn how you can use UV-Vis technology to analyze bitterness and total carbohydrates in beer. Download the Smart Notes.

Smart Notes:
How to Analyze Beer Bitterness
How to Analyze Beer Color
How to Analyze Vicinal Diketones (VDK) in Beer

Evolution 201/220 Series UV-Vis Spectrophotometers
GENESYS UV-Vis Spectrophotometers
BeerCraft Software


Rachel’s got a big date. And she’s got to look just right. Is it a match made in heaven? Or will it blow up in her face?

Learn now you can use the Thermo Scientific HAAKE ViscotesteriQ Rheometer to test cosmetics and toothpaste.  Download the app notes.

Application notes:
QC Tests on Cosmetic Emulsions with the HAAKE Viscotester iQ
Correlating Yield Stress with Squeezing Power used to Extract Toothpaste

HAAKE Viscotester IQ Rheometers


A crosswalk. All that stands between him and greatness. Did the QA/QC Superheroes test the materials in the crosswalk's electronic sensors?

Learn about the use of FTIR technique for testing materials on electrical components. Download the Smart Note.

Smart note:
What is an efficient and nondestructive method to identify contaminants on printed circuit boards and assembled electrical components?

Nicolet iN10 Infrared Microscope


Melissa’s been putting in the hours for a promotion. Dream job? Coming right up. If the plastic in her heels was properly tested, her new role is in the bag.

Learn how to ensure the quality of plastic material. Download the articles.

Identifying Failures and Ensuring Quality of Plastic Materials
How to Prevent Recall of Plastic Components

Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer
Nicolet iN5 FTIR Microscope

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