Why is HPLC so Important?

Why is HPLC so Important?
Our in-house lab eliminates the 30% heat failure rate experienced with other brands. 

 

This heat failure rate was reported by the University of Utah study Quantitative Analysis of Capsaicinoids in Fresh Peppers, Oleoresin Capsicum and Pepper Spray Products.

What Does 'HPLC' Mean?

What Does 'HPLC' Mean?

HPLC stands for high performance liquid chromatography.

This technology is the only way to ensure there are no pepper spray failures on the basis of heat inconsistency. The process eliminates the possibility of bad batches.

It guarantees the maximum strength of SABRE products, every single time.

State-of-the-Art HPLC Facilities

See our industry-leading lab in action.
We test each batch of pepper spray in our HPLC lab and perform frequent independent testing. We are proud to provide the most consistent level of pungency possible to further increase our users’ safety. 

A Word from Chromtec

We’re very impressed with SABRE - Security Equipment Corporation’s testing facility and commitment to HPLC technology. Their state-of-the-art laboratory increases the reliability and effectiveness of SABRE products.

— Chromtec, an independent testing laboratory clearinghouse

HPLC STEP 1

HPLC STEP 1
After mixing our formulations, a small sample from each batch is prepared for analysis by double-filtration and dilution. 

HPLC STEP 2

HPLC STEP 2
The sample is transferred into a vial and placed into the HPLC instrument. The HPLC mixes the sample with an aqueous solution and forces it through an analytical column at high pressure. The column forces the compounds in the solution to separate.

HPLC STEP 3

HPLC STEP 3

Next, the solution is exposed to a broad-spectrum light. The compounds fluoresce, and this signal is read by a detector. The software plots the series of peaks in a format called a chromatogram.

 

The instrument detects the amount of compound present, at the part per million level.

HPLC STEP 4

HPLC STEP 4
Then, if the batch doesn't meet our heat standards, we calculate the margin of error and make necessary adjustments. This process is repeated until we achieve the desired pungency.

HPLC STEP 5

HPLC STEP 5
After the pepper spray passes SABRE's HPLC analysis, it's on to production!

THE RESULT?

THE RESULT?
The most consistently potent pepper spray in the industry.

 

SABRE's pepper spray is always maximum strength, thanks to our HPLC lab. 

HPLC CTA

When in the face of danger, confidence in the product you're trusting with your life is a must. Carry SABRE and you can rest assured your pepper spray will never fail due to a bad batch!

SABRE is the only brand that can guarantee heat consistency. Trust the best.

 

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