Real-time monitoring and advanced control solutions.
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Verify your incoming material in seconds

The VISUM PALM is a handheld Near Infrared (NIR) analyser. Compact and handy for rapid quality control in the warehouse and in the field. Provides reliable measurements of the chemical composition of incoming materials and of final products for quality assurance and detection of adulteration.

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In-line monitoring for improved products and processes

The VISUM NIR device is an in-line chemical Near Infrared (NIR) analyser, for process monitoring, quality control and product standardisation.

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In-line quality control for product excellence to protect your brand values

The HYPERA is an in-line Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) Near Infrared (NIR) analyser. A high precision chemical imaging system for spatial quality monitoring. Highly effective for the detection of foreign bodies.

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DATA4INTELLIGENCE

Data management solutions for data processing, decision support, automation and data analysis.

OurSectors

Food

Protect your brand value

Timely detection of catastrophic errors to improve food safety and quality. Our in-line monitoring systems provide real-time quality control of incoming raw materials, intermediate and end products.

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Pharma

Reduce the risk of recall

Guarantee the quality of raw materials and control your production process through our Process Analytical Technology (PAT) solutions. Online monitoring of process parameters to automate continuous process optimisation.

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Process Industries

Enhance your production consistency

Towards sustainable and efficient processing. Real-time and accurate measurement of properties of process streams and final products for more reliable and sustainable industrial operations.

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Inspiring your process future

Chemical, mining, ceramics, and others: Towards sustainable and efficient processing. Real-time and accurate measurement of process stream and final product properties for more reliable and sustainable industrial operations.
Process control innovation
Advanced monitoring and real-time control solutions.
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From Small Data to Big Data (and everything in between)

Reportedly, the first census was carried out in Egypt in 3508 BC, being motivated for reasons such as tax collection, a headcount for military service and maybe pyramid building. Thus, the Egyptians had a clear idea of why they wanted to collect the data and make such a logistic effort in doing so. A large number of scribes (see above figure), who were highly qualified workers freed from manual labour tasks, transferred the information onto (recyclable) papyrus in hieroglyphic (pictogram) form. By modern standards, the Egyptians did not really have a big data problem, because the census was carried out[...]
PhD David Nettleton
Data Scientist
PhD in Artificial Intelligence
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Is all that glitters really green?

The number of large brand owners claiming a shift towards bioplastics and biocomposites is countless: Coca Cola and Heinz advertising broadly their new plant bottle (in fact initially made of 30% bio-based PET, but based on current pilot research, 100% bio-sourced bottles are expected on the market within 2025) TetraPak extending the use of bio-PE in some of their drink cartons Danone increasing its range of PLA-based packaging Ferrero making paper packaging with hazelnut shells from Nutella processing Faurecia, Fiat among many other automotive Tier1s and OEMs using biocomposites, but also increasing efforts in sourcing bioresins Those are only some[...]
Dr. Ing. Elodie Bugnicourt
Project Manager Officer
PhD in Polymer & Composite Materials
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Greening the extraction process

The prospect of recovery via extraction of natural products from the agro-food wastes has gained momentum over the past decade ever since the inception of the biorefinery concept. Recent trends in extraction techniques have been more focused on ¨Green Chemistry¨ with the discovery and designing of processes that minimize the use of solvent and energy, allows use of renewable natural products and ensure a safe and high quality extract/product. The ultrasound technology and its application is long known in industry and academia, but its connection to the green extraction has only recently been recognised by synthetic and environmental chemists. In[...]
PhD Arunima Nayak
Marie Curie Researcher
PhD in Environmental Chemistry
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AgriMax: Agri and food waste valorisation co-ops based on flexible multi-feedstocks biorefinery processing technologies for new high added value applications

A new European project proposal led by IRIS positively evaluated by the BBI programme Approximately one third of all food produced globally is wasted every year throughout the whole value chain-from farmers to consumers. To extract the significant amounts of valuable compounds contained in these wastes, AgriMax will combine affordable and flexible processing technologies for the valorisation of side streams from the horticultural culture and food processing industry to be used in a cooperative approach by local stakeholders creating economic value and reducing environmental impact. Through the selection of case-scenarios previously developed to a pilot scale to valorize tomato, cereals,[...]
Carlota Feliu
Marketing Department
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Lecture at UPC on biopolymers from waste valorization

At IRIS, we are keen on sharing the knowledge and experience we gather in our R&D activities with the next generation of professionals. Dr. Elodie Bugnicourt gave a lecture on biopolymers from waste valorization at the master in biological systems of the ESAB, UPC (http://www.esab.upc.edu/ca). She reviewed the current biopolymer industry landscape and trends and the reasons why we have been focusing on using waste as more sustainable and ethical resource for biopolymers than using food-competing crops. She illustrated her talk with several of their applications in high performance bio-packaging.
Carlota Feliu
Marketing Department
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