Identifying plastic waste is an important step in understanding the impact it has in the environment. In a recent application note, the Agilent Cary 630 FTIR spectrometer was used to quickly and reliably identify the polymer material of plastic waste samples collected from a beach in Australia. The Cary 630 FTIR and the Agilent MicroLab software provide a simple workflow that researchers can use for material identification of plastic debris.
Complementing the Cary 630 FTIR in plastics identification, the Agilent 8700 LDIR chemical imaging system offers fully automated microplastics workflows that are ideally suited to the analysis of microplastic particles in environmental samples, food, and more. The 4300 handheld FTIR spectrometer also offers fully portable plastics identification in the field.