Supports Materials Development and Regulatory Control of Chemical Compounds Shimadzu's New Polymer Additives Library Includes Approximately 4900 Datasets

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Shimadzu has released the Polymer Additives Library, which contains 4869 mass spectra*1, for its gas chromatograph mass spectrometers (GC/MS). This product will be useful in the analysis of polymer additives for a variety of purposes, ranging from quality control to new materials development and compliance with regulatory controls.

Resins, plastics, rubbers, and other polymer materials are used in a variety of fields, including electrical appliances, automotive parts, food packaging materials, and daily necessities. Additives are indispensable for enhancing the functionality of these polymer materials. However, some additives are subject to regulatory controls, including the RoHS Directives and REACH regulations, as there are concerns regarding their adverse impact on the human body and the environment. As a result, the analysis of additives is essential for enabling quality improvements to polymer materials and new materials development, and to ensure compliance with the regulatory control of chemical compounds.

This product is a mass spectral library for GC/MS, and is intended for the analysis of additives for polymer materials. It provides strong support for customers using GC/MS for the analysis of additives used in their products such as electrical appliances, in addition to pyrolysis GC/MS, which is used for the analysis of additives in resins.