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.
FTIR Spectroscopy Blog Posts
FTIR oil analysis: how it works and when to use it
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:
What is FTIR Analysis Used For?
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.
Plastics Analysis: 4 Examples of Materials Testing Techniques in Action
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. […]
Got Product Contamination? FTIR Analysis Can Be the First Step in the Troubleshooting Process
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 […]
A Beginner’s Guide to FTIR Analysis: Interpreting & Analyzing Results
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.
What Manufacturers Should Do if They Suspect Product Contamination
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 […]
Utility & Versatility: 6 Surprising, Innovative Uses of FTIR Analysis
Discover how Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is used by scientists, researchers and companies across an array of fields.
Analytical Testing News Roundup: Early Breast Cancer Detection, Studying Ancient Humans & Stinky Fruit
Learn how analytical testing techniques are being used to detect breast cancer earlier, learn more about our ancient ancestors and more.
4 Examples of FTIR Testing at Work in the Manufacturing Industry
Discover why FTIR analysis is a great quality assurance tool for many manufacturers, and find examples of the analytical technique in action.