June 2013, Maryland Heights, MO – Join Christopher Andren, Technical Specialist of CHEMIR for a presentation of case studies and tips for analytical investigations of plastics and polymers. Entitled “Material Identification and Failure Analysis Case Studies: Using an Analytical Lab to Troubleshoot and Rectify Problems”, the webinar is archived IDES, go to http://www.ides.com/webinars/2013/material-identification-polymer-analysis.asp.
Chris presents four case studies of investigations concerning polymer and plastic materials. By applying multiple analytical techniques, CHEMIR’s scientists help resolve product failures, contamination issues, identification of unknown materials and extractable/leachable challenges. The presentation will detail examples of polymer problem solving and analysis, including data interpretation and conclusions. Information also includes when and why to involve a third party analytical lab. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.
Christopher Andren specializes in polymer formulations, including their identification, characterization and quantification. He is CHEMIR’s key specialist in plastics, polymers and packaging investigations. Christopher Andren began his career at AlliedSignal Research and Technology as a research and development chemist; and more recently served as a Staff Scientist in Research and Development at BASF Corporation, supervising a commercial development team in custom product formulations.
About Chemir –A Division of Evans Analytical Group
Chemir provides scientific solutions with analytical services, product development and litigation support services. Since 1959 this independent laboratory has solved thousands of issues involving deformulation (reverse engineering), contaminant and impurity identification, failure analysis, analytical method development, product development, custom synthesis, patent, intellectual property, and other legal challenges for over 7000 clients. The scientific staff of 35, including 8 Ph.D. level chemists, uses state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and expert interpretations to assist such industries as polymers, plastics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, packaging, coatings, food and beverages, personal care products, consumer products, specialty chemicals, industrial products and more. For more information, visit www.chemir.com.