|The Paper Materials Library contains 301 FT-IR spectra
of compounds and materials used in the production of paper products. The spectra were
collected by Sally Berben of Integrated Paper Services Inc., a recognized specialist in
the paper industry.
The library spectra were
originally acquired at 2 cm-1 spectral resolution. A variety of sampling
techniques were used to collect the spectra, including transmission and ATR. Whenever
possible, an ATR correction algorithm was applied to the ATR spectra to make their band
intensities comparable to those in a transmission spectrum of the same material. However,
some of the ATR spectra could not be corrected, due to the nature of the sample.
This library is designed to help both frequent and
occasional users identify the composition of completed paper products as well as
impurities that are commonly found in papers. The library is particularly suited for use
in quality control and research and development applications and in analytical labs that
are involved in the analysis or production of paper products.