Next Generation Non-Destructive Material Analysis - How Handheld FTIR Spectroscopy is Changing Damage and Contamination Analysis, Coating Evaluation, and Material Identification


Handheld FTIR spectroscopy provides a range of new capabilities for non-destructive testing of composites, coatings and polymers. This technique allows the user to take the instrument directly to the object requiring analysis, regardless of its location or size—eliminating the need to transport an object or sample to a traditional lab. Measurements can be made in situ and in real-time, enabling greater flexibility in understanding what and where to measure. It also means that it is not necessary to excise a sample from the object, making handheld FTIR a truly non-destructive testing solution.

As the range of high performance materials increases, so do the needs for non-destructive testing. FTIR can be used for identification, performance testing and damage assessment of composites, polymers and coatings. In effect, FTIR spectroscopy allows chemist and engineers to non-destructively test the chemistry of a sample, similar to the way which ultrasound can non-destructively test the physical properties of a sample.

In this Webinar, you will learn how handheld FTIR can help:

  • Quickly and non-destructively analyze polymers and other materials
  • Detect oxidation in composite parts
  • Perform contamination checks on surfaces
  • Verify the authenticity of polymer components
  • Measure thickness and uniformity of surface coatings


Dr. John Seelenbinder
Mobile FTIR Marketing Manager
Agilent Technology

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