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People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

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January 20th 2015:Special Encore Presentation: Cheap Plastics and Counterfeits

Despite the growing consumer demand for safer plastics, most products in our stores still contain a variety of additives, some of which can be toxic and not traceable, albeit counterfeit. For example: Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthlate (DEHP) is a chemical added to plastics for flexibility (source: Agency for Toxic Substances of the US). DEHP can be found in tablecloths, floor tiles, car and furniture upholstery, shower curtains, garden hoses, swimming pool liners, rainwear, baby clothes, dolls, toys, shoes and even blood storage bags. Traces of this chemical- and others- are classified as “reasonably

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Robert L. Surber

Robert L. Surber has over 20 years of experience in electronic components distribution and is currently the CEO of Concord Components, Inc. based in Wayne, Nebraska. At Concord, his experience includes the development of the counterfeit detection program and the acquisition of the equipment necessary for the counterfeit detection, including all test apparatus, software, and procedures. Starting his career at the warehouse gives Mr. Surber an intimate knowledge of the physical aspects of electronic components including marking, lead types, lead configurations, logo identification, as well as various irregularities to be encountered. His current responsibilities also include oversight of the p
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