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New Literature from Shimadzu Details Hemp Testing and Analysis for Industrial Applications

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COLUMBIA, Md. (November 2, 2020) — Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has released new literature that features detailed information on analysis of hemp for industrial applications. Analytical and Testing Instruments for Hemp & Hemp-Based Product: Complete Solutions for the Industrial Hemp Market: Flower, Stalk, Seed, Leaves & Root presents several important industrial hemp applications of the potential 50,000 different uses of the plant’s components.

While the hemp flower has gained considerable attention in recent years for its medicinal benefits, the whole hemp plant contains properties for use in a wide range of industries. Analyzing and testing the various parts of the hemp plant require a wide range of instruments. Shimadzu is the only worldwide company able to provide analytical instruments, physical testing machines and X-ray equipment for complete profiling of the hemp plant from development to the final product.

Applications detailed in the piece include:

Flower QA/QC testing

Stalk testing for textiles, geotextiles and construction, natural fiber composites, paper products and energy

Seed testing for energy and foods; leaves for food and compost; and roots for nutrients and contaminants

Instruments and techniques described include:

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC)

Physical (tensile) testing

Ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy

Infrared spectroscopy

X-ray diffraction

Thermal analysis

Industrial X-ray computed tomography

Particle size


Gas chromatography (GC)

Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS)

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) time-of-flight (TOF) MS/protein sequencing

Atomic absorption (AA)

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)

Energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF)

Download: Analytical and Testing Instruments for Hemp & Hemp-Based Products

About Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the North American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation’s Analytical and Measuring Division. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, SSI offers a comprehensive portfolio of analytical and testing solutions for a broad range of applications in science and industry. SSI maintains a network of ten regional offices strategically located across the United States, with experienced technical specialists, service providers and sales engineers situated throughout the country. In addition, SSI operates a Solution Center, designed to enable applications development, and an Innovation Center that houses a team of scientists whose goal is to develop close collaborations with universities, government agencies and industry centers. Visit for more information.


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