Application Note AN-126_CHEM

Investigation of Residual Contaminants in Polymer Products using Dynamic Headspace Technique

In modern life people are surrounded by polymers; every day, a person comes into contact with dozens, if not hundreds, of polymers. As it is well-known, the main problem regarding these compounds is the presence of residual contaminants which can migrate from a product and be in contact with us. Residual contaminants are, usually, residues of the manufacturing process of polymers or additives and/ or coating materials, and can be present in high concentration levels.

Furthermore, some of these contaminants can represent concrete risks for human health. As aconsequence the need for efficient and reliable analytical methods to determinate their concentrations in daily life products like plastic materials in contact with foodstuff and toys is a primary target.

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