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11.172015EXTENDE supports the Global CompactCategory "Miscellaneous" | No comment

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The commitment to the Global Compact is an initiative born from management, but it has very quickly brought about the enthusiasm of the company's employees. The aim was to engage the company not only in a process of social responsibility but also to attract new talent by promoting corporate ethics by emphasizing our commitment to social causes.

For EXTENDE, respect of others, of their values and environment are synonymous with modernity and pride for the entire team.

In October 2012, just two years after its creation, EXTENDE embarked on this adventure. Our commitment has allowed us to formalize an already present mindset in our organization, respect for otherness and values of responsibility towards employees, customers and the environment.

EXTENDE, created in January 2010, is the exclusive distributor of CIVA simulation software for Non Destructive Testing, developed by the CEA EA (Commissariat for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies).

This year, for the third time, we are committed to support and obide by the ten principles of the Global Compact, related to the topics of Environment, Labor, Human Rights and the Fight against corruption.

You can find our COP online, available HERE  or on our WEBSITE 

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10.302015Use of radiography to control the foodCategory "Miscellaneous" | No comment


Due to regulatory requirements and consumer demands which are more and more stringent, many industries use NDT technics to reliably control the quality and safety of their products.

This is the case of the agri-food sector in which it is necessary:

  • To detect the presence of physical contaminants (metal, glass, rubber, plastic)
  • To analyze the internal structure of foods before they go on sale in stores,
  • To control the filling level of the packages,
  • To monitor the presence of insects or worms in the seeds and fruits imported to avoid any risk of contamination.

Different technologies are available for the inspection of food, including metal detectors, optical camera systems, ultrasound, and X-rays. The application of a specific inspection technology is related to the nature of the food and the specific purpose of that inspection.

The use of X-rays is particularly suitable for in-line production control and verification of the packaged food and processed foods, particularly those in bottles, cans, and pouches.

In addition, much research conducted in recent years by the Western Regional Research Center (Albany, CA)[1] and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile [2] have highlighted the potential of radiography for sorting fruit and cereal or detecting bones in chicken or fishbone in processed foods.


To have a global overview of the controls carried out by X-rays, you may be interested in reading this article published on the NIH WEBSITE [3]. 

[1]. Haff RP & Toyofuku N. (2008). X-ray detection of defects and contaminants in the food industry. Sens Instrumen Food Qual 2:262–73.

[2]. Mery D et al. (2011). Automated fish bone detection using X-ray imaging. J Food Eng 105(3):485–92.

[3]. Nachiket Kotwaliwale, Karan Singh, Abhimannyu Kalne, Shyam Narayan Jha, Neeraj Seth, and Abhijit Kar. (2014). X-ray imaging methods for internal quality evaluation of agricultural produce. NIH website.


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We believe that high quality and innovative Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) will make our world a safer place and will help preserve the environment.

Therefore, our mission is to bring the benefits of Simulation and NDE Development Methodology to the NDE Community.

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