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Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry - FTIR

FTIR Testing from Our Skilled Team

FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry) is a fast and easy method for plastics suppliers, polymer manufacturers and related businesses to determine the chemical composition of a sample. This analytical technique is suitable for a wide range of applications and can be used to identify different types of polymers, detect presence of additives, and characterize impurities/contaminants. The tests that we operate are all performed in accordance with ISO and ASTM specifications, however we can also work with you to develop more customize testing procedures to fit specific needs.

A Versatile Technique for Material Characterization

With FT-Ir analysis, we can utilize multiple sample preparation techniques for different kinds of samples. Solid samples, such as polymer resin pellets, can be pressed into films for thin film transmission FT-Ir experiments. Our diamond crystal ATR accessory allows for FT-Ir characterization of solid and most liquid samples with the advantage of no sample preparation or alteration.

Top: FT-Ir spectral data for a sample of unidentified material designated Unknown Polymer Resin Sample.
Bottom: FT_Ir spectral data for a known reference sample of polycarbonate.
The primary polymeric component of Unknown Polymer Resin Sample was identified as polycarbonate via comparative FT-Ir analysis. No other polymeric components were identified in the analysis.

Cost-Effective FTIR

Competitive pricing and customer convenience is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a relatively fast turnaround time (typically three to five days), we also offer a 24-hour service that gives you the results you're looking for quickly and efficiently. If you're looking for a customized service that's exactly right for your requirements, we can provide it. To find out more or to discuss your project with us, call us at (866) 864-4902.