Reduce Raw Material Testing Time With Handheld Raman Spectrometers


Raman spectroscopy has come out of the lab. Although well established in quality control laboratories, the technique is now rugged enough to be used on the plant floor, where it can dramatically decrease the time required for raw material testing. Using Raman eliminates the need for quarantining materials, since the instruments can read through glass and plastic packaging. This white paper looks at the differences between Raman and other spectroscopic methods, highlights Raman's strengths and limitations, and outlines reasons why handheld Raman might offer an attractive return on investment.