Analytical know-how for the tobacco and vaping industry

Analysis

Analytical know-how for the tobacco and vaping industry

Our analytical portfolio covers the common methods of tobacco and vaping product analysis including measurement of physical parameters and residue analysis.

We analyze your tobacco and vaping products

In addition to testing cigarette smoke for nicotine, condensate and carbon monoxide (CO), which is carried out in accordance with the standards prescribed by law, numerous other constituents in tobacco products and tobacco smoke can be determined.

Continuous development

The rapid further development of the e-cigarette (vaporizer) and the corresponding vaporizer liquids (e-liquids) has led to a remarkable variety in recent years. Accordingly, we also support our customers here with the regulatory requirements for these products.

ASL Analytic Service Laboratory

All that you need

Would you like to have your product analysed or checked for individual parameters? Take advantage of our expertise in all products and solutions of the tobacco and vaping industry. In addition to the classic repertoire, we also offer our customers additional analytes for all products after an individual consultation.

Find your analyses options here:

Determination of total and nicotine-free, dry particulate matter (tar), nicotine and carbon monoxide in main stream smoke.

  • DIN ISO 4387,
  • DIN ISO 10315,
  • DIN ISO 8454 and applicable standards,
  • Health-Canada-Intense-Regime,
  • FTC-Regime,
  • Massachusetts Regime

ISO/TS 22487 Water pipe tobacco — Determination of total collected matter and nicotine using a water pipe tobacco smoking machineiculate matter (tar), nicotine and carbon monoxide.

Determination of total and nicotine-free, dry particulate matter (tar), nicotine and carbon monoxide in the main stream smoke.

  • ISO 15592-3  and applicable standards,
  • DIN ISO 10 315,
  • DIN ISO 8454,
  • DIN ISO 4387,
  • Health-Canada-Intense-Regime,
  • FTC-Regime,
  • Massachusetts Regime

Assessment of the ignition propensity of cigarettes 

  • DIN EN ISO 12863, mitgeltend DIN EN ISO 16156, 
  • ASTM E2187

Quantitative determination of alkaloids (nicotine) and total sugars content (reducing) in tobacco - CFA method.

  • DIN ISO 15152 (CRM 35)
  • DIN ISO 15153 (CRM 37)

Determination of glycoles in waterpipe smoke condensates

  • GC, GC/MS-Methods

Determination of menthol content in smoke condensates.

  • DIN ISO 13110

Determination of carbonyles (formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, ….) in smoke condensates

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

Determination of volotaile organic compounds VOCs (1.3-butadien, isopren, acrylnitrile, benzene und toluol) in smoke condensates*

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

Determination of PAH (benz[a]pyren etc.) in smoke condensates*

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

 

Determination of heavy metalls in smoke condensates*

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

Determination of nitrosamines (TSNA) in smoke condensates*

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

Determination of aromatic amines (aminonaphthalines, aminobiphenyl) in smoke condensates*

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

Determination of phenoles (phenole, cresole, resorcinole, catechole und hydrochinone) in smoke condensates*

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

Quantitative determination of the content of total alkaloids as nicotine in tobacco - Continuous-flow analysis method

  • DIN ISO 15152

Quantitative determination of chloride in tobacco.

  • § 38 - Tobacco Products Law

Quantitative determination of preservatives in tobacco*

  • HPLC-Method

Qualitative and quantitative determination of 1,2 propylene glycol, 1,3 butylene glycol and glycerin in tobacco

  • GC, GC/MS-Methods

Quantitative determination of sorbitol in tobacco products*

  • HPLC-Method

Quantitative determination of organochlorine pesticide residues in tobacco.*

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

Quantitative determination of dithiocarbamates.*

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

Quantitative determination of maleic  hydrazide in tobacco.*

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

Quantitative determination of synthetic pyrethroides (cypermethrine/permethrine) in tobacco.* 

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

Determination of pH value intobacco (10% in demineralized water)

  • ASL-Method

Determination of pH-value in tobacco and tobacco products

  • CRM 69

Quantitative determination of water in tobacco.

  • according to Karl Fischer
  • DIN ISO 6488

Quantitative determination of  loss on drying (moisture) in tobacco

  • Oven, 16h, 100°C or according to customer request

Quantitative determination of soluble ash in tobacco

  • ASL-Method

Quantitative determination of total ash in tobacco.

  • ASL-Method

Quantitative determination of sand in tobacco

  • ASL-Method

Quantitative determination of triacetine in filter rods and filter plugs

  • ASL-Method

eCigarettes - Determination of the total collected matter (TCM)

  • CRM 81/84

Quantitative determination of Nicotine in aerosols

  • CRM 84

Quantitative determination of Glycerol in aerosols

  • CRM 84

Quantitative determination of Propylene glycol in aerosols

  • CRM 84

Quantitative determination of water in aerosols

  • CRM 84

Quantitative determination of carbonyles (formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, ….) in aerosols

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

Quantitative determination of heavy metals in aerosols*

  • related DIN ISO-, CORESTA- or ASL methods

eCigarette - Weight loss per puff

  • CRM 81

eCigarettes - Number of puffs (max)

  • CRM 84.

eLiquid - Quantitative determination of Nicotine

  • DIN ISO 20714

eLiquid - Quantitative determination of Ethylene glycol

  • GC according to DIN ISO 20714

eLiquid - Quantitative determination of Propylene glycol

  • DIN ISO 20714

eLiquid - Quantitative determination of Glycerol

  • DIN ISO 20714

eLiquid - Measurement of density, viscosity and refractive index

  • ASL-Method

eLiquid - Declaration confrimation

  • ASL-Method

eCigarettes - Function test

  • ASL-Method

eCigarettes - Filling quantity

  • ASL-Method

eCigarettes- leakage test (inverse puffing)

  • ASl-Method

eCigarettes - Draft resistance measurement

  • ASL-Method

eCigarettes - Weight determination (filled / unfilled)

  • ASL-Method

Measurement of the filling capacity of tobaccos.

  • Borgwaldt D61

Measurement of diffusivity of cigarette paper.

  • CRM 77

Measurement of porosity/air permeability of cigarette paper.

  • DIN ISO 2965

Determination of cutting width of cut tobacco.

  • DIN ISO 10375

Determination of loss of tobacco from the ends of cigarettes

  • DIN ISO 3550

Measurement of circumferrence and diameter 

  • ASL-Method

Measurement of cigarette-, tipping- and filter length

  • ASL-Method

 

Measurement of net tobacco weight.

  • ASL-Method

Measurement single weights of cigarettes and cigars

  • ASL-Methode

Measurement of draw resistance of cigarettes and cigars (open & closed ventilation)

  • DIN ISO 6565

Measurement of ventilation of cigarettes and cigars

  • DIN ISO 9512

Measurement of hardness of cigarettes and cigars

  • ASL-Method

Additives - Acid value by titration

  • Ph.Eur.

Additives - Flash point determination

  • DIN EN 456

Additives - Determination of melting point

  • Ph.Eur.

Additives - Determination of pH value

  • Ph.Eur.

Additives - Determination of relative density of liquids

  • Ph.Eur.

Additives - Determination of refraction index (refractive measurement of liquids n²ºd) 

  • Ph.Eur.

Quantitative determination of volatile Nitrosamines (NDMA).

  • GOTHIATEK

Quantitative determination of tobacco specific Nitrosamines (TSNA).

  • GOTHIATEK

Quantitative determination of Nitrite.

  • GOTHIATEK

Quantitative determination of metals: Arsen, Cadmium, Blei, Chrom, Nickel

  • GOTHIATEK

Quantitative determination of Benzo[a]pyren

  • GOTHIATEK

* Analyses are carried out by partner laboratories if necessary.

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