various material analysis – characterisation of plastics via FTIR


characterisation of plastics via FTIR

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is a non-destructive micro-analytical spectroscopic technique, which studies the molecular vibrations within a material. FTIR produces a unique spectrum, which is comparable to the fingerprint of the material. It is the fundamental analytical technique used to perform qualitative identification analysis in polymeric materials and plastics.

FTIR which is equipped with an attenuated total reflectance (ATR) attachment offers a fast, reliable, consistent, cost effective and most importantly non-destructive analysis in plastics. The main polymer compound, additives (up to a certain level), polymer blends, water content, oxidation and degradation and chemical contact in the plastics can be easily identified in seconds using the FTIR.

In impact we are equipped with a Thermo Nicolet is10, FTIR coupler with an ATR attachment. We can offer material analysis and identification results in few seconds. In addition, Impact owns a large library of reference FTIR polymer spectra and can perform material comparisons in hundreds of polymer compounds.

why impact?

Impact Solutions is an independent materials testing and innovative problem-solving provider. Our dynamic team is flexible and adaptable in using their diverse range of knowledge and skills to offer bespoke solutions. Members of impact’s team have over 30 years of polymer experience and are internationally regarded as product and material experts. We can often identify potential sources of weakness in products without even undertaking testing. We will work with you and believe in developing commercially focused and sustainable results for our customers.

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