Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has announced the release of their LabSolutions Infrared (IR) thermal-damaged plastics library.

The unique library contains IR spectra data of 13 types of plastics, both unheated and damaged thermally at 200 to 400 degrees C. Many commercial libraries do not contain spectra for thermally damaged plastics, so this data is crucial to laboratories using fourier transform infrared spectroscopy spectroscopy to analyze plastic contaminants. This includes fields such as food, pharmaceuticals, electricals and electronics, petroleum, chemical, and others.

Shimadzu’s thermal-damaged plastics library was created using spectra obtained by Hamamatsu Technical Support Center, Industrial Research Institute of Shizuoka Prefecture. An infrared microscope in transmittance mode was used to obtain the spectra.

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