FTIR Analysis

FT IR Analysis is offered by Applied Technical Services
Description of Service

FTIR testing is used to determine the spectral characteristics of solids, liquids, or gases. The analysis involves obtaining an FTIR spectral curve or spectrum that is searched against a spectral database containing polymers and organic compounds in an attempt to determine the composition or identity of the sample. The technique is used to differentiate between different polymer types such as polypropylene, polyethylene, nylon to name a few.

How Does The Analysis Work?

At its core, the intention of FTIR analysis involves obtaining detailed properties of certain unknown compounds and polymers that may be present in a particular material. When IR radiation excites a sample, some of the radiation is absorbed and some is transmitted resulting in a fingerprint of the functional groups present in the sample of interest. These fingerprints are unique to each material tested and therefore FTIR is very good at determining the composition and identity of a variety of chemical compounds. Because of the nature of this type of analysis as well as its success ratio, FTIR is also commonly used to identify polymers and other chemical compounds such as:

  • Consumer grade products
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Organic acids and salts
  • Paints
  • Coatings
  • Petroleum products (unique oils and greases)
  • Pharmaceutical products

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At ATS, we want to provide excellent customer service by offering accurate analysis performed in technically advanced labs at an economical price. In addition to friendly service and quick turnarounds, ATS is committed to quality assurance by holding multiple certifications and accreditations including ISO 9001, ISO 17025 and 10CFR50 App. B. If you are looking for FTIR Analysis Services and need actionable, dependable testing results please contact Applied Technical Services for more information.

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