“Rapid analysis using automated SIFT-MS enables more comprehensive screening for residual monomers in polymeric materials and volatile compounds in paperboard. “


Application Scientist Laura Thomi

Dr. Laura Thomi

Dipl, PhD


Europe Application Scientist

Food and pharmaceutical products are susceptible to contamination from packaging – whether from polymeric materials, printing inks, or paperboard. Traditional analytical techniques applied to trace volatile compound analysis typically involve significant sample preparation and – coupled with chromatographic analysis – consequently low throughput. The resulting high cost of analysis means that only limited sample screening is conducted.

This webinar describes a recent addition to the portfolio of techniques available for routine sample analysis: selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS). SIFT-MS is a direct mass spectrometry technique that enables rapid, quantitative analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) across the full spectrum of packaging materials. The SIFT-MS technique will be introduced, together with its automation, and detailed case studies will describe applications in polymeric and paperboard emissions analysis.

Conclusion


SIFT-MS provides highly sensitive, selective, and non-discriminatory analysis of diverse packaging materials in real time. When SIFT-MS is coupled with autosampler technology, it delivers sample throughputs that are unparalleled by conventional chromatographic techniques.

Rapid analysis using automated SIFT-MS enables more comprehensive screening for residual monomers in polymeric materials and volatile compounds in paperboard. MHE SIFT-MS of both polymers and paperboard can be realized economically for determination of actual volatile compound content in the material. And based on the comprehensive detection provided by SIFT-MS, instrument-based odor rating can also be achieved.

Whether you are looking to address issues that traditional techniques cannot resolve, accelerate your R&D, improve processes and reduce costs, or mitigate risk through analysis of more samples, automated SIFT- MS delivers.

To learn more about SIFT-MS and its packaging and material emissions applications, please contact us.

To review the recent webinar, please visit syft.com/webinars