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Clarus 590 GC

With its new high performance features, our robust Clarus® 590 GC offers improved sensitivity, reduced carryover and is easy to use and maintain. Designed with the same innovative features of the Clarus 690 GC, you have the most versatile sample handling options to choose from. Our comprehensive, industry-leading TurboMatrix solutions include options for headspace (HS), manual and automated thermal desorption (TD, ATD) and a flexible MultiPrep Autosampler for liquid sampling and SPME.

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Overview

If your lab performs a large number of routine analyses as well as research and development applications, you need a flexible, rugged instrument that can meet your varied requirements. Our Clarus 590 gas chromatograph is a fully automated GC system that delivers capabilities that enable high performance, greater flexibility and more stability. Along with proven strengths of our GC platform, the Clarus 590 GC features a wide-range flame ionization detector (FID), a new high-performance capillary injector with decreased reactivity, and autosampler technology that delivers multiple options for liquid injection, headspace, and SPME on one system.

Available in hundreds of configurations, including dedicated turnkey systems for petrochemical and air quality analysis, the Clarus 590 GC is easy to operate and provides reliable and efficient performance day after day. Its user-friendly, intuitive interface features a full color multi-language touchscreen with real-time signal display. The Clarus 590 GC is controlled by our TotalChrom chromatography data system (CDS), enabling you to acquire, process, report, review, and approve data, all in a streamlined series of operations.

The calibration/Internal standards are available but must be ordered separately.

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Application Note

Ambient Air Monitoring - U.S. EPA PAMS

Air pollution is a global concern. Ground-level ozone has become an increasingly important issue in developed nations, as the health effects of smog are more clearly understood. The monitoring of VOC ozone precursor compounds will continue to play a role in defining and reducing air pollution in developed and developing nations in the next decade. The data presented here shows the excellent results of improved separation via Elite-624Sil MS column with real world samples, simplified column connections to the Dean Switching device and trap with modernized triple bed trap with guard zone technologies.

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Analysis of Ethyl Carbamate Using GCMS

Ethyl carbamate is a naturally occurring ester formed in fermented foodstuffs such as bread and in beverages such as wine. The agencies also suggest steps to minimize formation of ethyl carbamate, such as minimizing exposure to heat and light and limiting storage time of finished product. The method selected for this work is the AOAC International 944.07 method for Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry detection (GC/MS). The method calls for calibration of ethyl carbamate with a propyl carbamate internal standard. As part of this experiment, butyl carbamate was investigated as an alternative internal standard.

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Analysis of Hand Sanitizers to Support Label Claims

At the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers around the world experienced a supply shortage related to alcohol-based hand sanitizer. As new producers entered the market, and existing manufacturers sought to ramp-up production to meet the growing demand, lower grades of ethanol and isopropanol (IPA) started to appear on the market. To ensure the safety and efficacy of hand sanitizer products, it is recommended that manufacturers test their products to ensure appropriate levels of active ingredients, as well as a means of ensuring label-claim accuracy. This application note outlines a fast, robust and accurate GC-FID solution for the quantification of ethanol and IPA in hand sanitizers for label claim purposes.

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Analysis of Residual Solvents in Cannabis Concentrates

Solvent such as supercritical CO2, butane, propane, other hydrocarbons, water, or alcohol are used to extract out the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material. In some cases, the solvent and impurities from the solvent remain in the extracted material. This study will shows the analysis of residual solvents using pressure-balanced headspace (HS) sample introduction coupled with Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). Unambiguous separation of all compounds is obtained while maximizing sample throughput.

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Analysis of Trimethylamine in Exhaust Gas of Station Pollution Source by HS-GC/NPD

Trimethylamine (TMA) is a volatile organic compound known to be a major contributor to malodor pollution. Created in a gaseous form as a result of the manufacture, use and disposal of materials utilized in sewage treatment plants, the low odor threshold of TMA results in regular poor air quality complaints of residents living near treatment plants.

In this application note, a method for the analysis of TMA in the exhaust gas of a station pollution source is presented. Utilizing a PerkinElmer TurboMatrix HS-40 sampler and a Clarus® GC with nitrogen phosphorus detector (NPD), TMA is detected with MDLs well below the standards developed by US and Chinese regulatory bodies.

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Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Air by Online TD-GC

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) have been identified as a major source of air pollution, and as such, have been regulated as a cause of both primary and secondary pollution, such as photochemistry smog. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) regulates 189 hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act (CAA) of 1990, 51% of which are VOCs. The CAA offers further regulation and guidance for the monitoring of VOCs and ozone pollution in ambient air with a list of 57 ozone-precursor target analytes monitored under U.S. EPA’s Technical Assistance Document for Sampling and Analysis of Ozone Precursors, EPA/600-R-98/161 (1998)1, as well as the requirement of states to establish Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS). This paper details an application for VOC monitoring with an extended target compound list utilizing a PerkinElmer TurboMatrix 300 TD and PerkinElmer Clarus® 580 GC. The application note demonstrates results with good repeatability, linearity and detection limits.

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Analysis of pollutants in groundwater as per European Union Directives

The European Union directives assist the member states to define the activities to be programmed and the objectives to be achieved. In this framework, the chemical analysis of the water system is the main activity to preserve the healthiness of the waterways through monitoring and detection of substances that are harmful to the environment and to the health of citizens.

This application shows this framework could be achieved with GC/MS analysis.

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Determination of Benzene, Acetaldehyde and Limonene in Polyethylene Terephthalate by Headspace GC

The increasing quantity of recyclable materials is creating challenges for the recycling industry, as it is crucial that materials used both in the production of products and in the recycling process be consistent and free of impurities and contaminants. In this application note, a method for the analysis of benzene, acetaldehyde, and limonene in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles is presented utilizing a Clarus® 590 GC with FID detector and TurboMatrix HS 40.

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Determination of Ethylene Glycol in Used Mineral Oil by GC-FID, Using a Simplified Ethanol Extraction Method

Global demand is increasing for environmentally friendly waste treatment options for used mineral oils such as motor oil, lubricants, insulating liquids and hydraulic oils. New waste treatment options allow for the recycling of used oils into new useful raw materials, thus reducing carbon emissions and contributing to a cleaner environment. During the recycling process, contaminants, such as ethylene glycol, are removed from the used oil and a clean base oil is produced which can later be used in the production of new lubricant oils or can be mixed with freshly refined base oils.

In this application note, a simple and effective method for the extraction and analysis of ethylene glycol in a used oil sample is presented. Utilizing a solvent extraction method, followed by analysis utilizing a Clarus® GC with FID detector, the cost of the analysis can be significantly reduced, while maintaining method efficiency and data quality.

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Determination of Low Levels of DMDS and DMTS in Water using HS Trap-GC/FID

Malodor pollution in water has emerged as an increasingly worrisome consequence of continued worldwide urbanization and industrialization. Volatile organic sulfur compounds (VOSCs), such as dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) and dimethyl trisulfide (DMTS), have been identified as a primary contributor to malodor pollution in water, and are considered a serious safety and environmental threat, rendering drinking water sources unpalatable. In this study, a method for the determination of DMDS and DMTS in water was established using a PerkinElmer Clarus® GC/FPD with the TurboMatrix HS-40 Trap. The methodology offers a simple, sensitive and efficient means of detecting DMDS and DMTS in water.

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Determination of Residual Solvents in Flexible Packaging According to EN 13628-2:2004

The solvents in the inks used to print flexible packaging may represent a possible source of food contamination and therefore must be controlled for quality and consumer safety. For the determination of residual solvents from printed materials, it is highly recommended that an analytical method such as the official UNI EN 13628-2:20041 is followed. This Application Note describes how GC (Gas Chromatography) analytical techniques can be used to determine the presence and quantity of residual solvents using the Clarus 580 GC / TurboMatrix Headspace system for swift and simple sample preparation and accurate analytical results.

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EPA Method 8015C for Diesel Range Organics

EPA 8015C is a gas chromatographic method used to establish concentrations of a variety of non-halogenated volatile organic compounds, semivolatile organic compounds, and petroleum hydrocarbons. For the purpose of this application, a Clarus® 690 GC was used for the analysis of petroleum hydrocarbons, specifically Diesel Range Organics (DRO).

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Food Packaging Compendium

Need to ensure quality, safety and reliability of food packaging? This compendium of Application Notes will provide you with R&D and QA/QC insights from plastic food trays, to bags, films and canned goods. The compendium provides research data and experimental results for; mechanical durability testing, analyzing multi-layer flexible laminates, studying extractables and leachables such as epoxyphenal-based coating, and other volatile organic compounds.

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Identification of VOCs in In-Vehicle Interior

Customer complaints of odors within a new car are rising with the increasing number of new car buyers. Although odors can be subjective, it is now well known that the new car smell is the result of chemicals emitted from the in-vehicle interior components such as the dashboard, interior panels, seat coverings, flooring materials, and so on. This application note describes a method for the automotive industry that provides a qualitative analysis and the olfactory character of each component using the TD-GC/MS-Olfactory Port.

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In-situ Evolved Gas Analysis During the 3D Printing Procedure

This study utilizes the TG-GC/MS hyphenated module to obtain accurate thermal decomposition data with subsequent identification of the evolved breakdown products. PerkinElmer can provide effective hyphenated solutions to in-situ study, the chemical nature of evolved gases during 3D printing. At the same time, since the TGA 8000 can cover the temperature range up to 1200 °C, you can count on the TG-GC/MS platform to reverse-engineer target products regardless of a fully cured product or an additive included prepreg.

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Optimized Method for the Simultaneous Analysis of Vicinal Diketones and Acetaldehyde in Beer

Beer is one of the most commonly consumed alcoholic beverages, and thorough and robust analysis of the raw materials used in the brewing process, as well as the finished product, is paramount to ensure consistent product quality and taste. There are a number of potential by-products and spillover products of the beer fermentation process which can potentially negatively impact the beer’s flavors, including vicinal diketone (VDK) compounds 2,3-butanedione (diacetyl) and 2,3-pentanedione, as well as acetaldehyde. Historically, breweries use two separate GCs, or two separate analytical runs in the testing of beers - one for the analysis of VDKs, and another for the analysis of acetaldehyde, which is potentially cost-prohibitive to many breweries. In this application note, an optimized method for the simultaneous analysis of VDK and acetaldehyde in beer in presented, using a PerkinElmer Clarus® 690 GC ECD/FID with a TurboMatrix HS-40.

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Polymer Applications Compendium

Today’s plastics are some of the most used materials on a global volume basis. Broadly integrated into today’s industrial and commercial lifestyles, they make a major, irreplaceable contribution to virtually every product category.

In this compendium you will find a wide range of applications for polymers, plastics, rubbers and advanced materials. Discover how to put these applications to work for you simply and efficiently.

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Pressure Balanced Headspace by USP 467

Residual solvents are used in the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), excipients, or in preparation of drug products, and are not removed during the purification processes. Residual solvents are one of the three main impurities in pharmaceutical materials; the other two are organic and inorganic impurities. Residual solvents do not provide any therapeutic benefit and should be removed to the extent possible, fulfilling quality-based requirements as per International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines – this is one of the standards to control the quality and the purity of the pharmaceutical substances, excipients, or drug products.

This paper will demonstrate the analysis of all three classes of residual solvents by pressure-balanced headspace sample introduction and GC-FID analysis. In addition to a discussion of the instrumental technique, the choice of the diluent will also be studied; two diluents will be used throughout.

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Quantification of Phthalate Leaching from Food Contact

The use of Food Contact Materials (FCM) can potentially be detrimental to human health. In the PerkinElmer quantification of Phthalate Leaching from FCMs, using the Clarus GC/MS, we explore how to quantify FCMs.

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Quantitation of Volatile Congeners in Bioethanol from Thai Cassava Using Gas Chromatography (EC 2870 Method III)

Bioethanol, as defined by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a renewable fuel made from biomasses. It has widespread use in producing gasohol, a blend of alcohol and gasoline, which is utilized as an alternative fuel for cars and other vehicles in various countries. As part of Thailand’s effort in fighting pollution and climate change, there is a gradual national effort to shift the usage of gasoline to gasohol. Volatile congeners, such as C3-C5 mono-alcohols, are undesirable production by-products that can be present within the biofuel. To safeguard consumer confidence, the Thai government has developed regulatory guidelines to ensure the composition and quality of ethanol fuel products. In this application note, a method utilizing a PerkinElmer Clarus® 590 GC/FID for the analysis of samples in support of the Thailand Industrial Standard is presented.

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Rapid Analysis of Residual Ethylene Oxide (EO) in Drug Packaging Materials by HS-GC/FID

Ethylene oxide (EO) is a highly reactive, toxic and flammable gas which can act as an irritant to humans at room temperature. Since the 1950s, EO has been utilized for the sterilization of medical instruments that cannot be exposed to moisture or high temperatures, including those made of polymers, plastics or those containing electronic components. Although the EO method ensures medical instruments can be sterilized without the deleterious effects of high-temperature sterilization, potentially dangerous side effects are possible, namely owing to the hazardous nature of the chemical.

In this application note, a rapid analytical method for the determination of EO in medical supplies was established using a PerkinElmer Clarus® GC/FID with the TurboMatrix HS-40. Empower® software was utilized throughout the entire experiment. This method demonstrates results with high efficiency, good linearity, sensitivity and repeatability for EO analysis.

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Brochure

A Guide to General USP Chapters

Quality and consistency of medicines is critical to ensuring their identity, strength, and purity is at a safe level for human consumption.

That's why we rely on strict guidelines – to guarantee medications that make it to the shelves are exactly what they claim to be. This guide helps provide a simple breakdown of USP Chapters and what they contain, so that you can be confident your products are in compliance.

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Clarus 590 and 690 Brochure

In today’s budget-constrained, yet highly competitive laboratory environments, the samples you’re being asked to analyze - whether food, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, or environmental - are increasingly difficult. But for some labs, having a dedicated GC for every application isn’t an option. For them, a GC that can do it all isn’t just a nice-to have, it’s a necessity.

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Comprehensive Testing Solutions for Feed Millers

Feed milling today is a complex business, and agribusinesses both large and small need to balance the nutritional and safety needs of livestock with availability of raw ingredients and their seasonality and variability. Add to that the valuable supplementation and medication that millers supply, and it’s clear: you’re creating a complete nutritional delivery system, not just a simple mix of grains.

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Interactive Brochure: From R&D to QA/QC

Innovation is the lifeblood of industrial polymer development – the push to improve materials or develop new ones infuses new life into the industry from R&D through to QA/QC. Manufacturers are continually challenged to ensure effective quality control and streamline processes while meeting stringent standards. Increasingly they must design for recycling and/or reuse in an ever more waste-adverse economy, keep a watchful eye on costs and stay ahead of the competition.

In response, we've gained years of experience developing a range of analytical capabilities to address a wide range of polymer analysis needs.

Download the interactive brochure to learn more about the most common challenges and our solutions in the market.

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Lubricant Testing Solutions Interactive Brochure

Increasing demands for efficiency, productivity, data quality, and profitability pose ongoing challenges for lubricant testing labs, like yours. Whether you need to achieve quick turnaround times, minimize downtime, or maximize lab efficiencies, you can rely on PerkinElmer for a comprehensive set of simple-to-use and proven testing solutions to help you achieve accurate results in record time. Learn more about our solutions.

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Meat and Seafood Testing Solutions

Food testing labs like yours are constantly challenged with accurately analyzing samples quickly and efficiently - all while striving to reduce costs due to market forces. Your commitment to ensuring meat and seafood are safe for consumption, as demand increases, is an uphill battle.

Our commitment to you: to provide a range of solutions across multiple technologies, products, and services that meets or exceeds the testing needs of food processors. Our solutions offer more efficiency and increased accuracy and sensitivity for better yields in real time with minimal training.

From instrumentation and software to consumables and reagents to service and support, we are dedicated to providing you with end-to-end solutions that ease your everyday challenges of automation, throughput, service, and time to results.

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Refinery and Natural Gas Analysis

Oil refineries and natural gas producers around the world require their lab operations to perform large numbers of analyses before their products are used in industries and by consumers. Detection of even the slightest impurities, accurate process control and hydrocarbon distribution analysis is critical to the success of these operations.That’s how PerkinElmer can help. As a global scientific leader and solutions provider to refining and natural gas labs, PerkinElmer's proven technology and experience meets the ever-changing needs of the oil and gas industry. PerkinElmer is committed to the success of your oil and gas sample analysis by providing the instrumentation, software, consumables, and services you need for fast, easy and precise testing. The result: better control of your operations and improved product quality.

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TurboMatrix Headspace and Headspace Trap Samplers for GC

Headspace gas chromatography offers an efficient sample-preparation technique that can save both time and money in the analysis of VOCs in a number of matrices. Headspace sampling is a separation technique which allows for the extraction of headspace vapor from a sealed sample, with subsequent injection directly into a GC. The technique obviates the need for time consuming and expensive solvent extractions, while also reducing the potential for human error in sample extraction.

PerkinElmer's TurboMatrix Headspace (HS) and Headspace Trap samplers utilize an array of proven technologies to ensure they deliver outstanding precision in any application. Learn more about PerkinElmer's HS solutions for up to 110 vials by downloading this brochure.

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Case Study

Improving GC Toxicology Analysis at the Vermont Forensics Lab

The Vermont Forensics Laboratory Toxicology section utilizes the PerkinElmer Clarus® 580 GC with HT3 Headspace to conduct their blood alcohol analysis as well as to calibrate their breath alcohol instruments. The advanced system has allowed the laboratory to become certified by ISO17025 standards, eliminating the need for testifying in court weekly by providing reliable testing results. Amanda Bolduc, Toxicology Supervisor, outlines how the PerkinElmer system has improved their lab practices.

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Weld County Colorado Partners with PerkinElmer to Optimize Water Testing

The Weld County Public Health Laboratory works in conjunction with both the Environmental Health and the Public Health Education departments to support a variety of testing programs including maintaining the quality of the county’s drinking water. They have partnered with PerkinElmer to optimize their water testing to include over 60 organic contaminates and a new method for methane.

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Catalog

2020-2021 Chromatography Consumables Interactive Catalog

Today’s advanced and increasingly diverse chromatography laboratories are facing new challenges on a daily basis – starting from raw materials right up to the finished product. Our comprehensive portfolio of analytical solutions is designed to give you the higher accuracy, sensitivity, and ease of use your laboratory demands for examining with confidence, the purity, composition, and performance of your compounds. What’s more, a range of complementary services is available to keep your laboratory up and running, meeting the stringent requirements of a variety of environments and working practices.

Trust the consumables engineered for your instruments.

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Ebook

Palm Oil Analysis. Complete lab solutions from upstream to downstream

Quality control-monitoring and testing are important in ensuring the quality of palm oil. The quality control parameters are used to judge the quality of palm oil products and it can be monitored and tested to ensure that the palm oil is not deliberately or accidentally adulterated.

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Field Application Report

Polymer Degradation Mechanisms Using Pyrolysis-GC MS Field Application Report

This report shows an example of three general degradation processes. The analytical system consisted of a Clarus GC/MS interfaced with a Pyrolysis Autosampler. Samples are rapidly pyrolyzed, automatically introduced into the GC carrier stream

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Flyer

LC 300 & Quasar LC Columns Promotional Flyer

Whatever your separation challenge, your choice of liquid chromatography (LC) column can make all the difference. Our Quasar portfolio of LC columns combined with the improved work? Workflow and usability of the LC 300 system allows you to achieve rugged and reproducible results. Now, with the purchase of an LC 300 system, you can pick out a Quasar LC column free of charge. Learn more below.

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Laboratory Solutions for Lubricant Analysis

Increasing demands for efficiency, productivity, data quality, and profitability pose ongoing challenges for lubricant testing laboratories, like yours, performing new lubricant or in-service oil analyses.

Whether you need to achieve quick turnaround times, minimize downtime, or maximize lab efficiencies, you can rely on PerkinElmer as a trusted partner for simple-to-use and reliable testing solutions.

Partnering with leading global standards organizations and hundreds of oil laboratories, we continually address laboratory needs and ever-changing standards while developing new methods and protocols that conform with ASTM®, regulatory, and customer-defined requirements.

Download this infographic to learn more about our broad range of proven lubricant testing solutions.

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Guide

Evolved Gas Analysis - Hyphenated Technology Guide

The needs for polymer, pharmaceutical, chemicals, food and beverage, and environmental analyses are constantly changing due to innovation demands and regulation changes.

Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA) solutions combine multiple analytical technologies to empower speed and advanced information acquisition. Coupling Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) systems with other analytical systems such as Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopy represents the most complete and advanced EGA solutions for gaining insights beyond decomposition of materials, by carrying out in-depth characterization of the evolved gases.

This comprehensive technology guide is your guide to understanding how hyphenation provides the insights - not just WHEN something has happened, but also WHAT happened.

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Poster

Advanced Solutions for Polymers And Plastics Poster

Poster summarizing solutions of thermal analysis, molecular spectroscopy, chromatography and hyphenated techniques for polymers focused on providing more insight into product performance and process optimization that make easier

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Poster: Advanced Solutions for Polymers and Plastics

The Polymer Market consists of a huge diversity of manufacturers of industrial products running many different processes yet still facing similar challenges. There is more and more pressure to achieve high product quality and reduce costs in order to stay one step ahead of the competition.

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Product Note

Ozone Precursor System

The analysis of C2 to C12 volatile organic ozone-precursor compounds can present a serious technical challenge to the analytical chemist. Low concentrations in the atmosphere coupled with the need to monitor frequently to assess diurnal variations means that a preconcentration step of the sample before analysis by thermal desorption is required. While the samples can be collected in the field and returned to the laboratory, remote, field-based analysis is desired which allows reduced data turnaround time, minimizes sample collection hardware and permits the presence or absence of VOCs to be correlated with meteorological data. In the field, low-molecular-weight C2 VOCs can be trapped on solid adsorbents if those adsorbents are cryogenically cooled.

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TurboMatrix MultiPrep Product Note

With the new TurboMatrix MultiPrep+ and TurboMatrix MultiPrep autosamplers, PerkinElmer offers more choices than ever before to help you optimize the workflow of your gas chromatography instrument and maximize the throughput of your lab.

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Regulatory Compliance Certification

Product Certificate - Clarus 590 GC

Product Certificate for the Clarus 590 GC

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White Paper

Assessment of Extractables and Leachables Associated with Pharmaceutical Packaging

Extractables and leachables studies are critical for maintaining the quality of your drug product and complying with GMP regulations during drug development and final batch release. Exposure to extractables and leachables could have a detrimental impact on the safety and efficacy of a final drug product. Testing for these contaminants is critical in every part of pharmaceutical packaging including the packaging system used to store drug products.

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Selection Criteria for Analytical Technologies that Meet Polymer Manufacture and Recycling Testing Needs

This white paper discusses what testing is required at each step in the polymer production lifecycle from R&D to manufacture to recycling. It explores the analytical technologies that will meet those testing needs, and important considerations to help you select the instrumentation that will provide you with actionable and reliable data.

From raw materials through intermediate and end products to recycling, each company needs a comprehensive and targeted testing program to ensure the quality of their work and regulatory compliance. Some operate their own in-house testing whilst others outsource testing to a contract laboratory for all or part of their analytical needs. In both scenarios, it is important that the company or laboratory carefully evaluate their needs and the ability of potential suppliers, instruments, and software to meet those needs.

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