Widely used to provide quick and effective answers to chemical questions, FTIR analysis uses beams of light to detect and quantify basic material types. Our experts use this method for a variety of applications, from research and development to failure analysis.
FTIR analysis is a tool commonly used for liquid and polymeric materials, including paints and coatings, elastomers and plastics, residues and contaminants. Generally considered the first step in investigative chemistry, FTIR analysis provides a basic, qualitative material type to identify unknown substances when little is known about a material’s properties.
Performing FTIR Analysis
FTIR analysis uses infrared light to inspect a material, measuring the amount of light absorbed versus the amount of light reflected to identify unique chemical patterns and determine material type. Once the analysis is complete, our experts provide you with a report on the basic properties of your samples.
FTIR analysis provides an efficient and effective way to identify unknown substances, assist in material selection and research, and aid in failure investigations. If additional investigation is required, we can assist by providing additional analytical services.
Additional Chemical Analysis Techniques
Because FTIR analysis returns high-level, quantitative results, additional chemical analysis techniques are sometimes required to provide a chemical breakdown of a material. Leveraging our global network of chemistry experts and state-of-the-art analysis equipment, we can provide a full suite of analysis methods to answer your toughest questions, often in the same location.
Some of the additional analysis techniques we offer include:
- Mass Spectroscopy
- X-Ray Diffraction
- Thermal analysis techniques
FTIR analysis is a powerful tool to find sources of contamination, identify unknown substances and assist in larger chemical investigations. For more information about our services, or to request a quote, contact us today.
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