Evaporation of inorganic and organic compounds from elastomers


Monitoring elastomers for odor is particularly important for plastics in domestic applications. Solvent residues from the manufacturing process are a particular concern, as they can be harmful to health. Current analytical methods are mostly off-line based on gas chromatography. Other methods for classifying odors escaping from elastomers include sensory monitoring. However, these methods are time-consuming and require sample preparation. To save time, a rapid and precise technique is needed.


The V&F Ion Molecular Reaction Mass Spectrometer (IMR-MS) allows a better understanding of emissions from elastomers in plastic parts. IMR technology is not only fast but is also distinguished by its sensitivity and selectivity. For example, a gas space analysis of 100 compounds can be performed in less than 100 ms. Organic compounds can be determined as well as inorganic impurities such as ammonia. The exceptionally user-friendly V&F Viewer software provides the technician with the means to create new measurement methods or edit existing setups within a few minutes.

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V&F on-line mass spectrometers provide real-time results without requiring sample preparation. Technologies such as gas chromatography-based instruments require sampling and several minutes of measurement time. IMR technology can analyze elastomers for inorganic and organic emissions in a very short time and greatly simplifies plastics quality control. V&F technology can help achieve a high-quality product, ensuring customer satisfaction.


  • Real-time measurement
  • High sensitivity and selectivity
  • Organic and inorganic compounds

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