197 Pyrolysis of Tea Bag Papers
Useful for competitive analysis, product development, regulation, and even forensic analysis, pyrolysis provides a simple way of studying any type of finished polymers by GC-MS. This includes food packaging, like tea bag paper. Tea bag paper is generally made from abaca cellulose fibers. These cellulose fibers are also mixed with synthetic materials to help retain tea particles. In the following examples, about 100 micrograms of papers from different tea bags were pyrolyzed to a setpoint of 600°C with Pyroprobe 6150.
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