Hazing, streaking, incorrect color
Inclusion, delamination, fish eyes
Roughness, speckles, mars, bubbles
Brittle, cracking, weakness
Diminshed physical properties
Material too hard or too soft
Wear, premature failure
Possible Causes: What could cause this problem?
Sample Testing: How do you measure?
Extract contamination into solvent
Dry onto ATR crystal or IR window
Measure using transmission
Data Analysis Plan: How do you identify the problem?
Search libraries to identify contamination
Determine if polymer or formulation is appropriate for application
Recommended Configuration: What to use?
Nicolet iS5 FT-IR spectrometer
iD7 Diamond ATR accessory
OMNIC Specta software for Polymer Labs
Resources: Learn More
Nicolet iS5 FT-IR brochure
Nicolet iS5 FT-IR video
How to Use the ATR Technique video
Polymer Analysis Kits for FT-IR Guide
FT-IR Contaminant Identification using OMNIC Specta Software application note
Enhanced Sensitivity to Detect Phthalates by FT-IR application note
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