FTIR training for laboratories

Your teams need training in the FTIR technique...

What is the principle of FTIR spectroscopy?

First of all, FTIR is the Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy – or FTIR Spectroscopy. Its principle is to obtain the absorption spectrum of a solid, liquid or gas sample. 

With a non-destructive character, FTIR Spectroscopy measures the amount of light absorbed by a sample as a function of the wavelength emitted by an infrared beam. FILAB realise FTIR training. 

In addition, this technique is coupled with various analytical techniques such as TGA, NMR or chromatography. 

Finally, the technique of IFTR Spectroscopy is used to :

  • Determine the nature of a
  •  or an additive
  • Characterize a deposit or a pollution
  • Study the evolution of a material over time (oxidation, migration, change of state…)

Why train in FTIR?

The applications of FTIR analysis are multiple…you will be able to : 

  • Characterize materials

  • Carry out thermal analysis using ATG-FTIR

The FILAB laboratory's FTIR training...

You have just acquired an FTIR Spectroscopy in your laboratory? The competent person(s) are no longer part of your team? Do you want to improve your expertise in FTIR analysis and results processing?

As an accredited training organization, FILAB supports your teams in the use of the FTIR spectroscopy analysis technique, regardless of your sector of activity.

At FILAB, we develop and offer our customers tailor-made training courses, in line with your industrial issues or analytical challenges.

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

FTIR training with Filab laboratory can provide numerous benefits for employees. Some of the key reasons why your employees may benefit from FTIR training with Filab laboratory include:


  • Improved analytical skills: FTIR training can help employees develop a deeper understanding of how to use this analytical technique effectively, which can improve their overall laboratory skills.


  • Greater accuracy and precision: With proper FTIR training, employees can learn how to prepare and analyze samples more accurately, which can lead to more reliable data and better-informed decisions.


  • Increased efficiency: Knowing how to operate FTIR instruments efficiently can save time and reduce costs associated with analysis, which can be beneficial for both the laboratory and clients.


  • Enhanced problem-solving abilities: FTIR training can also help employees develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for identifying and troubleshooting issues during sample analysis.


  • Improved safety practices: FTIR training can also emphasize safe laboratory practices, including handling and disposal procedures for hazardous materials.


The Filab FTIR training includes a tutorial on the basics of FTIR spectroscopy, including how the technique works, how to prepare samples, and how to interpret data. The specifics of what is covered in the training program would depend on your organization and your goals. 


Please contact us to know more about our FTIR tutorials.

Raman spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy are both powerful analytical techniques used to identify and analyze various types of samples.


The key difference between Raman spectroscopy and FTIR is the type of interaction between the sample and the incident light. In Raman spectroscopy, a laser is typically used to excite the sample, causing it to vibrate and emit scattered light at different wavelengths. The resulting Raman spectrum can be used to identify the chemical composition and structure of the sample.


On the other hand, FTIR spectroscopy works on the principle that molecules vibrate at certain frequencies when exposed to specific wavelengths of infrared radiation. By measuring these vibrations, FTIR spectroscopy can provide information on the chemical composition and molecular structure of the sample.

Overall, while both techniques have their advantages and disadvantages, they can be complementary in certain applications, and the choice of technique depends on the specific requirements of the analysis.

Molecular characterization techniques are used to identify and analyze the molecular properties of different types of samples, including biological samples, chemicals, and materials. Some of the common molecular characterization techniques include:


  • DNA sequencing: This technique is used to determine the nucleotide sequence of DNA molecules, which can be used to identify genetic variations and mutations.
  • Mass spectrometry: This technique is used to measure the mass-to-charge ratio of ions in a sample, which can provide information on the molecular weight and composition of the sample.
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy: This technique uses magnetic fields and radio waves to study the chemical and physical properties of molecules, including their structures and dynamics.
  • X-ray crystallography: This technique is used to determine the three-dimensional structure of proteins and other macromolecules by analyzing the diffraction patterns produced when X-rays are directed at crystals of the molecule.
  • Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy: This technique measures the absorption or transmission of infrared light by a sample, providing information on the functional groups and chemical bonds present in the sample.

Overall, these molecular characterization techniques play an important role in various fields of research, including biology, chemistry, materials science, and drug discovery.


Thomas ROUSSEAU Scientific and Technical Director
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