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Paperboard to Polymers: Rapid, Quantitative Leachables Analysis Using Direct Mass Spec



  May 30, 2018

  USA 11:00 a.m. EDT, 8:00 a.m. PDT, 16:00 BST




Pharmaceutical and food products are susceptible to contamination from packaging – whether from polymeric materials, printing inks, or paperboard. Traditional analytical techniques applied to trace leachables analysis typically involve significant sample preparation and low throughput. The resulting high cost of analysis means that only limited sample screening is conducted.

This webinar will describe a recent addition to the portfolio of techniques available for routine sample analysis: SIFT-MS. SIFT-MS is a direct mass spectrometry technique that enables rapid, quantitative analysis of leachables 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.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • The fundamentals of the selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) technique, including its ability to selectively analyze diverse volatile compounds in one simple, rapid analysis.
  • How SIFT-MS rapidly and quantitatively analyzes leachables at low cost per sample.
  • How SIFT-MS is easily applied to multiple different packaging materials, including polymers and paperboard.

Who Should Attend

  • Analytical chemists
  • Environmental scientists and engineers
  • Packaging technologists
  • Researchers / R&D Managers
  • Laboratory Managers / Directors / Supervisors
  • QA/QC managers and scientists


Dr. Mark Perkins, Ph.D.,
Senior Applications Chemist,
Anatune Limited
Dr. Laura Thomi, Ph.D.,
Applications Scientist,
Syft Technologies


Britt Erikson,
Senior Editor,