FTIR  Polymer Analysis

Mystery Plastic to be Tested

APPLIED TECHNICAL SERVICES’ LAB DISCOVERS THE IDENTITY OF SAMPLE POLYMERS THROUGH FTIR – A PROCEDURE THAT COMPARES THE SAMPLES’ CHARACTERISTIC EMISSIONS AGAINST OUR EXHAUSTIVE REFERENCE LIBRARY. ATS IS A2LA ACCREDITED TO PERFORM FTIR ANALYSIS OF POLYMERS TO ASTM E1252.

Identifying Polymers

Applied Technical Services, Inc. offers Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) analysis, allowing for quick and accurate identification of polymer samples. Whether for determining a material’s characteristics before entering production or analyzing that material’s shortcomings during failure analysis, ATS can analyze your sample’s specific qualities to confirm its identity.

About the Method

ATS’ chemists perform FTIR analysis by subjecting the test sample to infrared waves using an FTIR spectrometer. Each polymer displays distinct tendencies when exposed to infrared waves at a range of frequencies, absorbing some and transmitting some to an infrared detector in the machine. Our experts then compare those results to our expansive library of spectra readings given off by known polymers – matching the specific measurements is assisted by a computer to guarantee accuracy.


ATS and FTIR Analysis

For over five decades, ATS has supplied testing, inspection, and engineering consulting services of peerless quality to clients from a variety of industries. We pride ourselves on producing accurate findings within a quick turn-around window, whether we’re performing FTIR testing or another chemical analysis method. Our labs hold an up-to-date A2LA accreditation to perform this test method to ASTM standard E1252. Trust ATS to get you the answers you need.





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