Due to the fact that plastic waste is degrading only very slowly the amount of microplastic particles (MPP) in the environment is steadily increasing. FT-IR microscopy has established itself as the standard method for the analysis of MPP; it can be applied universally and enables a secure identification of all polymer types. Mapping measurements or FPA imaging allows determining thousands of MPPs in a fully automated manner. Raman microscopy is a complementary method with which even the smallest particles can still be measured.
With unique imaging capabilities of our FTIR microscopes, dedicated software functions and special accessories, BRUKER provides really the best solution for MPP analysis on the market. Automated analysis of chemical composition a distribution of MPP's can be an easy routine.