FT-IR

Discover new correlations by hyphenating rheology with spectroscopic/optical analysis

You can correlate the absolute flow and deformation characteristics of a material with processing or application behavior using rheological measurements. Yet the mechanical properties are directly related to microscopic or molecular structure. Combining rheometry with optical or spectroscopic techniques gives you a much better understanding of the material. Find out more by reviewing a compendium […]

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Microplastics Analysis by FTIR and Raman

  Small particles. Big impact. Beaches, clothing, bottled water, fish, beer, the air and honey all have one thing in common. They each contain microplastics. Less than 5 millimeters in size [1], these confounding microparticles are an urgent concern as they invade food chains and slip through purification systems undetected.  Microplastics are small plastic fibers […]

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Webinar: Shed light on your reactive extrusion process with Rheo-FTIR analysis

So many products need different compositions of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) today. How can you be sure the reaction extrusion process yields end products that meet your requirements? Watch this free webinar and learn from Dr. João M. Maia, Director of the Center of Advanced Polymer Processing at Case Western Reserve University. Professor Maia will address […]

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FTIR Microscopy Analyzes Microplastics in the Environment

Exfoliation has become a common practice in facials and other cosmetic treatments. The outer layers of skin contain a significant number of dead cells. Removal of these cells, called exfoliation, produces a cosmetically cleaner appearance. With the surge of interest in this practice, many cosmetic producers began using tiny pieces of materials in their products […]

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