Analysis of Thermally Degraded Plastics Using Thermally Degraded Plastics Library

FTIR is optimal for the analysis of such plastic contaminants. However, the infrared spectrum of degraded plastic differs from the spectral pattern before degradation. Accordingly, in searches using commercially available plastics libraries, even if a search result has top ranking, it can inadvertently consist of the spectral pattern for a different substance, making identification and qualification difficult. In this article, we introduce an example of the changes to the infrared spectrum of a plastic degraded by heat, and a sample search using a library containing data created by changing the heating temperature and time beforehand.

Content Type:
Application News
Document Number:
A501
Product Type:
Molecular Spectroscopy, FTIR Spectrophotometers
Keywords:
Specific software, specialized, thermal, degradation, heat, melt , Forensics, IRTracer-100
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A501.pdf
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