Quality Control and Failure Analysis

Quality Control

The FT-IR spectrometer ALPHA II provides a quick, reliable and universally applicable identity control of your incoming raw materials:

  • Pellets
  • Thermoplastics, elastomers, rubbers
  • Monomers
  • Fillers
  • Additives
  • Plastic products (films, fibers, parts)

The analysis typically is performed without sample preparation providing the result within seconds. As analysis result the user is informed if the inspected material is the correct material.

Furthermore differences in the composition of the tested material compared to reference batches are detected. If the sample is completely unknown, large reference databases allow an automated determination.


Failure Analysis

Amongst others the failure of plastic parts can be caused by contaminations or an inhomogeneous distribution of the used polymer components. Such defects are often extremely small and therefore hard to analyze. However, a successful failure analysis requires determining the chemical nature of the defect to track its cause. The FT-IR microscope LUMOS II allows to measure smallest structures and to determine their chemical composition.

LUMOS is a stand-alone system that is very easy to use due to its full automation and intuitive analysis software. Furthermore its design is very compact and space-saving. Due to these features the LUMOS II is very suitable for the use in routine analysis.