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Case Study

Study of Multilayer Laminates Using the Spotlight 400 Imaging Microscope

Introduction

From raw material manufacturers to plastic processors and end users, AIMPLAS is an award-winning technology centre with 30 years of experience in the plastics industry. AIMPLAS analyzes a wide range of multilayer laminate packaging materials which then need to be characterized to ensure that the product is manufactured as expected.

This Case Study recalls how the Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) imaging technology on the PerkinElmer Spotlight 400 Imaging Microscope enables AIMPLAS to achieve the identification of individual layers within multiple layers of different polymer materials.

The data collected by the Spotlight 400 IR Imaging system not only provides valuable information on the composition of complex multilayer laminates, it also allows AIMPLAS to provide detailed information to their customers about the quality of their packaging materials.