Minner Consulting and Spectroscopy

Identifying the unknown and verifying the known

FTIR Analysis of Polymers

Attenuated total reflectance (ATR, Micro-ATR)

A surface technique widely used for qualitative or quantitative analysis of liquids, solids, powders, gels, epoxies, fibers and inclusions. By choosing the proper crystal such as diamond, ZnSe, germanium, the depth of penetration and ability to analyze high absorbing type samples can be accomplished.

Pyrolysis-evolved gas FTIR analysis of polymers

Composition of industrial polymer systems containing plasticizers, modifiers and other additives can be determined by the use of pyrolysis-evolved gas FTIR analysis. By using this technique MCSTESTING can provide valuable information into the chemical composition and degradation process of polymeric and composite materials.

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Opaque, nonvolatile and complex polymeric samples can be analyzed free of masking and interferences which can make it difficult to determine the composition.