EAG Presents at SPE FlexPackCon: Eww! What is That on My Phone?
The scientific experts of EAG Laboratories will present recent findings from an investigation of cell phone contamination at SPE FlexPackCon 2016 in October. In response to concerns over aesthetic, structural and health concerns from contaminated devices, EAG scientists analyzed the material properties of samples of cell phone cases after 24 hour exposure to coffee, soda, beer, nail polish, nail polish remover and salad dressing.
Made from different plastics or composites, cell phone case samples were analyzed using these techniques: FTIR for examining any change in the organic chemistry, XPS and TOF-SIMS for examining surface composition and chemistry, and SEM and EDS for imaging any changes to the surface topology and deeper elemental composition. The presentation includes generated data and recommendations for applying multiple analytical techniques.
Dr. Daniel Sullivan, FA Lab Manager or EAG, will present these findings on Wednesday October 12 at the Web Coating & Handling Conference USA/FlexPackCon 2016, sponsored by the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) and the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL).