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Plastics & Polymers

The rapid identification of plastics using Raman spectroscopy can aid in the sorting of plastics for quality control in manufacturing, as well as for recycling. Since polymers have sharp, distinct peaks in their Raman spectrum, they can be used as a signature of the material, that can be rapidly measured in the plant, lab or anywhere else, in order to nondestructively provide the identity of the material. Both qualitative and quantitative analysis can be done with Raman for plastics and polymers.

Raman spectroscopy is also used in the characterization of polymers and plastics to determine the composition, which can include copolymers and blends, flame retardants, additives, antioxidants, and crystallinity. The characterization of polymer laminates, and different layers can also be achieved with Raman.

Products

i-Raman® Prime

High throughput, Highly Sensitive, High Resolution Raman System

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QTRam®

Portable Raman System for Content Uniformity

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NanoRam®-1064

Handheld Raman Spectrometer

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STRam®

Portable Raman Analyzer for Rapid Analysis and Identification Through Opaque Barriers

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i-Raman® EX

1064nm Fiber Optic Raman System

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i-Raman® Plus

Highly Sensitive, High Resolution Fiber Optic Raman System

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NanoRam®

Handheld Raman Spectrometer

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Application Notes

The benefits of Raman spectroscopy are well recognized for the molecular identification of unknown samples and being used routinely in various applications areas
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Raman spectroscopy is a well-suited spectroscopic technique for process development and control within development laboratories in chemical, pharmaceutical and other industries. This article demonstrates the utility of portable Raman spectroscopy as a simple and versatile tool for process analytical technology (PAT) in regards to raw material identification, in-situ monitoring of reactions in developing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and for real-time process monitoring.
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