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Coatings Technology FT-IR Spectral Library

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Analyze of a wide variety of common coating materials with the Thermo Scientific™ Coatings Technology Library and associated handbook.

Take the guesswork out of your spectral analysis and create greater efficiencies in your lab. Our comprehensive libraries feature fully-reviewed, high-quality spectroscopy databases, enabling confident compound identification for a variety of environmental, forensic, pharmaceutical and industrial applications.

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The Coatings Technology Library includes spectra of polymers, resins, vehicles, pigments, extenders, acrylic monomers, radiation-curable monomers, fungicides, mildewcides, inhibitors, stabilizers, solvents and other additives. Samples were prepared as capillary films, melts on KBr, cast films on KRS-5 or KBr pellets.
Contains 2,507 spectra of common coating materials
  • Prepared by the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology
  • Data format: High Resolution (HR)
About Spectral Libraries:
  • Spectral library searching has long been an extraordinarily valuable tool in the analytical chemist's toolbox. Our extensive series of spectral libraries includes information specific to application, industry or spectral technique.
  • Spectral library searching based on digital matching of spectral signatures is a very effective way of performing qualitative identification of compounds. Because FT-IR and Raman spectroscopic signatures are based on molecular functional groups, even if the exact compound is not present in the libraries, the list of matching compounds from a spectral library search can often lead to identification—or at least classification—of the material.
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Members of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology qualify for a 10% discount when purchasing this library. Please be sure to provide your member number when ordering.


Revised edition of An Infrared Spectroscopy Atlas for the Coatings Industry (1991). The atlas is the fourth edition of this FSCT publication, dealing with the use of FT-IR in coatings analysis—a 2-volume hardcover book set with valuable reference information on spectroscopy theory, analytical instrumentation, sampling accessories, sample preparation, spectral interpretation and quantitative analysis.