General information

Using Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), it is possible to investigate the presence of certain chemical bonds in a material. In bitumen research, this is mainly used to assess the ageing state of a binder, or detect traces of additives (e.g. modification, recycling agents). A variety of materials can be tested in FTIR:

  • Bitumen
  • Oils
  • Powders
  • Polymers
  • Liquids