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New Ways of Quality Control QC Process with GC Innovations

Would you like to understand how modern GC systems can improve the robustness and quality of your key methods? If so, Separation Science offers an on-demand presentation that will cover how innovative GC column heating and an end to column trimming can significantly increase the speed of universal methods.

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Siegwerk, one of the leading ink manufacturers for flexible packaging, ensures the safety of its products starting with a comprehensive raw material introduction process supplemented by incoming quality control (IQC). Incoming solvents are checked using gas chromatography (GC) to avoid contamination of inks and varnishes by impurities or other non-intentionally added substances (NIAS). Some NIAS could be non-carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) substances which give an off-flavor or disturb the printing process.

The team at Siegwerk switched from conventional GC oven systems to the Intuvo 9000 GC. In this webinar Dr Dieter Franke describes how this approach increased speed by >50% for universal methods, and how he expects it to reduce analysis time from 25 mins to 10 mins with a robust analytical experimental model and innovative gas chromatography. 

By viewing this presentation you will learn...

  • how to ensure the safety of products starting with a comprehensive raw material introduction process supplemented by IQC
  • how direct column heating in gas chromatography reduced sample run times
  • the advantages of 'Guard Chip Technology' – an end to column trimming saves crucial time
  • how to achieve fast, confident column changes with ferrule-free 'click-and-run' connections in Intuvo 9000 GC
  • how Intuvo 9000 GC drives better business outcomes with its new compact design with the same robust performance.

The Presenter

Dieter Franke
(Department Manager Analytical Service, Siegwerk) 
Dr Dieter Franke is currently the Department Manager Analytical Service at Siegwerk. He began working at Siegwerk in 2005, and by 2007 was the Team Leader for Trace Analysis. He reached his current position in 2010. Dr Franke is the inventor of the migration cell “Sieg-Mi-Flex” - this unique cell is used for sample preparation in the measurement of migration of low molecular weight substances from packaging materials and subsequent analytical quantification.

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