Analysis of microplastics in the environment

WESSLING is one of the few laboratories with the necessary know-how and equipment for analysing microplastics in water and sediments, in foods, beverages or cosmetics.

plastic bag in the ocean

Together with partners from industry and science, our team of experts is driving forwards the status of research on microplastics.

Thanks to their outstanding properties, plastics accompany us in our daily lives, whether as a toothbrush in the bathroom in the morning, in the train or car on the way to work, or when shopping in a supermarket. 

However, plastics also return to the environment – as tyre wear or thoughtlessly discarded rubbish (littering). Plastic is therefore becoming an increasingly major problem for man and nature: in the environment, the ocean and rivers, plastics break down to form microplastics, particles or plastic particulates measuring one micrometre to five millimetres in size. They contaminate the environment; their effects on flora and fauna are largely unexplored. The most widely used types of plastic include polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET), for example.

Microplastics in water or soil return to our food chain. In the same way, the minute particles of plastic from products such as toothpaste or cosmetics return to the environment – via sewage works, for instance. This is why WESSLING is handling this topic in various research projects and has a   department which is specialised in analysing microplastics in our environment and food.

In order to learn the details of our offer, please contact our sales department.

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WESSLING expands with new microplastics lab

The demand for microplastics analysis and related consulting services is increasing. Our microplastics experts are also aware of this, and in response we have opened a new microplastics laboratory at the company's location in Bochum.

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Holiday wishes and business hours during Holidays

We would like to inform You that 24th of December 2020 (Christmas Eve) is a day off at WESSLING Polska Sp. z o.o. and on the occasion of upcoming Holidays we would like to pass best Christmas wishes to all of our customers.

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