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



  September 18, 2019

  11:00 a.m. EDT, 8:00 a.m. PDT, 16:00 BST, 17:00 CEST




Pharmaceutical and food products are susceptible to contamination from packaging – whether from polymeric materials, printing inks, or paperboard. Traditional analytical techniques applied to trace volatiles 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 volatiles 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 volatiles 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
  • Polymer chemists
  • Packaging technologists
  • Researchers / R&D Managers
  • Laboratory Managers / Directors / Supervisors
  • QA/QC managers and scientists


Vaughan Langford, Ph. D
Principal Scientist,
Syft Technologies
Mark Perkins, Ph.D.
Senior Applications Chemist,
Anatune Limited


Jeff Huber
Contributing Editor,
C&EN Media Group