Buchi Corp., a provider of analytical instrumentation, has introduced an addition to its portfolio of NIRSolutions, the NIRMaster. The instrument is the first stand-alone FT-NIR spectrometer which has been specifically designed with hygiene in mind for the food industries. It is used for routine QC work in harsh environments. The NIRMaster is available in food-grade polymer and stainless steel housings (both in protection class IP54 and IP65). Further, its unique polarization interferometer not only provides the instrument with high sensitivity, ensuring accurate and reliable results, but also a level of robustness not typically found in instruments with other interferometer designs.