Ocean Insight


Spectroscopy for Plastics Recycling

April 14, 2021

In this application note, we explore how spectroscopy can be used in plastics recycling to identify and sort a variety of plastics with a high degree of specificity.

Reflectance of Aluminum Alloys for Wheels

March 11, 2021

In this application note, we use an Ocean Insight spectrometer to measure the color shift that occurs with deposition of an aluminum alloy to a powder-coated wheel.

Identifying Textiles with Extended-Range NIR Spectroscopy

February 01, 2021

FT-NIR spectroscopy is a useful tool to identify textile samples, with distinct spectral features observed at wavelengths >1350 nm. This approach can be applied to authentication of natural and synthetic consumer textile products.

Absorbance Repeatability with New Cuvette Holder

December 09, 2020

In this tech tip, we describe how a well-engineered cuvette holder like Ocean Insight’s Square One enables more accurate and repeatable absorbance measurements.

A Guide to Modular NIR Spectrometers

October 14, 2020

We describe several Ocean Insight NIR spectrometer options that meet a significant range of price, performance, and application criteria.

NIR Spectroscopy for Food and Agriculture

September 11, 2020

In this application note, we describe how NIR spectroscopy delivers objective data the food and agriculture industries are using to maximize quality and efficiency.

Gemstone Analysis and Authentication

August 14, 2020

In this application note, we describe how Raman spectroscopy and related optical sensing techniques are effective for discriminating natural from artificial gemstones.

Editors’ Series: Portable Spectroscopy in 2020

February 11, 2020

What is the current state of portable spectroscopy instruments? What applications are these targeted at? What S/N levels can these instruments achieve? Can consumer-oriented instruments provide reliable information in the hands of non-expert users? Join us for this webcast to learn the answers to these questions and more. Live: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at 11am EST | 8am PST | 4pm GMT | 5pm CET On demand available after airing until Feb. 11, 2021 Register free

Identifying Textiles with Extended-Range NIR Spectroscopy

February 07, 2020

A compact, MEMS-based, single-photodetector NIR device, the NanoQuest, is used to distinguish different types of textiles. Using a MEMS-based NIR device to identify materials Delivering spectral solutions for a safer and cleaner world