FTIR-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

FTIR analysis helps clients understand materials and products. Analytical testing sample screens, profiles and data interpretation are available on a global basis. FTIR testing identifies chemical compounds in consumer products, paints, polymers, coatings, pharmaceuticals, foods and other products.


FTIR offers quantitative and qualitative analysis for organic and inorganic samples. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) identifies chemical bonds in a molecule by producing an infrared absorption spectrum. The spectra produce a profile of the sample, a distinctive molecular fingerprint that can be used to screen and scan samples for many different components. FTIR is an effective analytical instrument for detecting functional groups and characterizing covalent bonding information. 

Sample Analysis Options

  • ASTM D3677-10 Standard Test Methods For Identification of Rubber- Identification by Infrared Spectroscopy
  • ASTM Designation: E2937-13 Standard Guide for Using Infrared Spectroscopy in Forensic Paint Examinations
  • Identify unknown materials
  • Identify product and environmental contaminants
  • Multiple component (mixture) analysis
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Method development
  • Failure analysis
  • Forensic investigation
  • Degradation studies
  • Deformulation
  • Pharmaceuticals ID and investigation