Analysis of Polymers by ATR/FT-IR Spectroscopy
1 October 2015

This application note describes the benefits of using attenuated total reflectance (ATR) in combination with FT-IR for the analysis of polymeric materials. Polymer materials have become widely utilized for many different applications ranging from food packaging and consumer products to use in medical devices and in aerospace technologies. The composition of polymer materials may be readily determined by measuring their infrared spectra using a Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer and then comparing the results with a commercially available or specifically prepared spectral database.