Transpiration has been described in the scientific literature for years (e.g. Schumacher, 1958), and national metrological institutes such as NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) began discussing transpiration on certificates in the 1990s. Additionally, the packaging industry (among others) has published data regarding transpiration, though the effect is typically referred to as moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR) or water vapor transmission rate (WVTR).
After 20 years of data gathering and careful research, we are proud to unveil Transpiration Control Technology (TCT), a new packaging system that drastically extends the shelf life of our standard CRMs.
With TCT, concerns about shipping or storage conditions are eliminated, as transpiration is no longer an issue, which saves you money and simplifies research by removing the need to constantly inventory and restock CRMs.
What is Transpiration?
Transpiration refers to the passage of water vapor through the walls of a container and/or evaporation from the container opening. Transpiration results in an increase in the concentration of the CRM/RM.
What is the solution?
Transpiration Control Technology extends the shelf-life of the product. Inorganic Ventures uses a specially designed aluminized bag that prevents an increase in concentration of the CRM/RM until the TCT bag is opened.
How it works.
The cornerstone of the scientific community is accuracy. That’s why Inorganic Ventures has always been committed to producing the industry’s most exact Certified Reference Materials.
But our control…and the control of every standard manufacturer…ends shortly after a standard is calibrated and packaged. We are improving the way we deliver our quality standards. The sealed TCT bag stops the loss of water vapor from the bottle when equilibrium is reached inside the bag.
Has the product changed?
The product has not changed, it is the same high-quality product you have come to depend on from Inorganic Ventures. It is the same but only better. TCT is an investment we are making to extend shelf-life and give you more control at no extra charge. Our products and unconditional guarantee remain the same.
Products and Expiration
With TCT, Customers Control the Expiration Date.
Stock: Any product from our extensive offering of CRMs detailed in our catalog or on our website.
A Stock CRM protected by TCT retains its scientific integrity for up to four years from the date of manufacture. The product is protected for up to three years in the TCT bag and then up to an additional year after the product has been removed from the package.
Custom: A specific product formulated to meet an exact customer need.
A Custom CRM protected by TCT retains scientific integrity for up to three years from the date of manufacture. The product may be stored for up to two years in the TCT bag and then up to an additional year after the product has been removed from the package.
Custom Stock: We will make a large batch of frequently used stock and ship it in smaller TCT packages.
A Custom Stock protected by TCT retains its scientific integrity for up to three years from the date of manufacture. The product may be stored for up to two years in the TCT bag and then up to an additional year after the product has been removed from the package. All custom stock must be shipped from Inorganic Ventures or our distributor within 18 months of the three-year expiration date.
Competitor Stock or Custom CRMs
Anything they can do …
We meet or beat any competitor price on stock or custom CRMs.
A commitment to our industry
Whether our customers are looking for inexpensive stock solutions or advanced custom-blended stock, we are committed to serving them. While we understand price is an important factor, it is by no means the only one. With three PhDs on staff, an advanced ISO-certified manufacturing facility, myriad cataloged successful blends and an extensive stock selection, we are unique in our capacity to blend the precise custom CRM to competitor specifications.
How long will my CRM be protected using TCT?
A competitor stock or custom CRM protected by Transpiration Control Technology (TCT) retains scientific integrity for up to three years from the date of manufacture. The product may be stored for up to two years in the TCT bag and then up to an additional year after the product has been removed from the package.