Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, or FTIR Spectroscopy, is considered the gold standard in quality control and assurance in manufacturing today. Here’s everything manufacturers need to know about FTIR Spectroscopy, including how it could help you permanently improve your entire manufacturing process.
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This is everything you need to know about FTIR spectroscopy: How it works, what it’s used for, and whether it’s right for your specific application.
Polymer testing is an extremely important part of plastic product development. Additives, contaminants, and a wide range of environments can all drastically affect the performance of a polymer-based product. Understanding how and why your polymer product will be affected in as many conditions as possible is crucial to ensuring quality and suitability for the product’s intended application.
FTIR stands for Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. FTIR Analysis measures the infrared region of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum, which has a longer wavelength and a lower frequency than visible light. This spectrum is measurable in a sample when submitted to infrared radiation (IR). The basic theory at work is that the bonds between different elements absorb light at different frequencies.
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis, or “FTIR” analysis, is a type of organic material analysis with a broad range of applications. It’s particularly useful for certain types of oil analysis. Here’s why:
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy analysis, or FTIR analysis, is a type of absorption spectroscopy and one of the most widely-used and reliable material quality control testing procedures used today. If you’re considering FTIR analysis for your own material analysis or quality assurance applications, this is everything you should know about the process.
For decades, plastics have become increasingly ubiquitous within our daily lives, serving as an essential packaging material and product ingredient. But despite the years of use, and countless hours spent perfecting a plastic’s chemical makeup and manufacturing process, failure or malfunction happens—whether it be through human error or an equipment misfire on the production line. […]
An unknown residue on a molded plastic part. Peculiar fibers present on plastic packaging. And adhesion failure. Product contamination can manifest in many ways—and quickly determining the source is of paramount importance to keep production rolling, protect end-users, and bolster the company’s bottom line. The good news is that Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, or FTIR […]
Your FTIR analysis service should be providing you with clear, detailed, and actionable insights and recommendations in an easy to understand format—something Innovatech Labs is dedicated to. With that said, we’ve developed this helpful guide to interpreting FTIR spectra to help our customers—and anyone else who’s interested—know how to analyze FTIR data.
Every manufacturer knows that the risk of product contamination is present at every stage of the production process. From improper removal of cleaning agents to dirty production lines, product contamination can not only cause costly production delays, but also more serious consequences such as expensive product recalls and bad PR if the contaminant isn’t found […]