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  Portable FTIR Spectrometer

Analytik are official UK and Ireland partners of Agilent Technologies for their mobile FTIR spectroscopy solutions.

We will be happy to work together with you on a solution with the full support of the Agilent Technologies team. Visit our contact page, request a quote, or call us on +44 (0)870 991 4044.


4300 Handheld FTIR

The lightweight, ergonomic 4300 Handheld FTIR spectrometer enables the direct identification and assessment of high-value materials without sample extraction, making handheld FTIR a true non-destructive testing solution for use in composites, coatings, polymers, mining and other environmental and material application.

The 4300 Handheld FTIR enables you to take measurements wherever they are needed – regardless of the physical size or location of the object. It delivers immediate, real-time results to help you make informed decisions about factors such as quality control, surface contamination, and which samples require further testing.

Introduction to 4300 Handheld FTIR



           Aerospace, automotive, paints, and coatings:


  • Composites: assess thermal, chemical, and environmental damage; test for curing; verify
    composition; and analyse surface plasma treatment
  • Polymers: verify composition and authenticity; detect contaminants; and test for curing
  • Rubber and elastomers: measure the composition of carbon-filled materials, such as tyres
  • Coatings: confirm composition, thickness and uniformity; measure degradation; and ensure proper
    surface preparation



  • Ensure that surfaces are prepared for coating
  • Measure surface contamination
  • Monitor surface cleaning processes

           Energy and Chemicals:


  • Identify engineering components (such as gaskets, seals and O-rings) by composition
  • Monitor UV degradation of polymers used in solar panel arrays
  • Identify and qualify films and coatings for critical applications in oil and gas exploration and handling
  • Measure thermal damage and coating wear on composite wind turbine blades

           Mining and geology:


  • Measure soil composition
  • Analyse rocks, minerals and ores

           Art and historical object conservation:


  • Confirm authenticity
  • Analyse paints, pigments, fillers, and lacquers
  • Determine paper and textile composition

           Food and agriculture:


  • Measure soil composition and chemistry
  • Analyse fruit and vegetable ripeness

Key features:


  • Remarkable comfort: at 5 pounds (2.2 kg), the 4300 is comfortable to hold and use, making it perfect fit for mobile measurements
  • Superior performance: optimised electronics and an ultra-short internal optical path yield better spectral data
  • Real-time measurements: Agilent MicroLab Mobile Measurement software was created and enhanced for portable and handheld spectrometers. Its real-time spectral display complements the rapid scanning capability of the 4300 MCT system
  • The right detector for your application: for routine analysis, the DGTS detector delivers broad spectral coverage. The thermoelectrically cooled MCT detector is best for applications that require high performance and speed
  • Rapid scanning: the enhanced speed of measurement obtained with the 4300 detectors, combined with the rapid response software and the 4300’s optimised ergonomics, make the analysis of numerous locations on a surface fast and easy
  • Flexibility for every method: interchangeable, snap-on interfaces require no alignment, and are custom engineered to match optics and electronics.
  • Control at your fingertips: an integrated touch screen operates all system and data acquisition functions and tilts for easy viewing in ambient light
  • Longer periods of continuous operation: the lithium ion batteries that power the 4300 can easily be swapped while the system is running

Request a quote for the 4300 Handheld or call us on UK: +44 (0)870 991 4044 / Ireland: +353 (0)151 43753.


4300 Handheld FTIR Datasheet
4300 Handheld FTIR with DTGS Detector
4300 Handheld FTIR with MCT Detector


Application Notes:

Non-destructive Evaluation of Composite Thermal Damage with Agilent’s New Handheld 4300 FTIR

Qualification, Composition Verification and Counterfeit Detection of Polymeric Material

Exploring relationship between ergonomics & measurement quality in handheld FTIR spectrometers

Analysis of plasma treated carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites by portable FTIR




Visit Agilent Technologies website


Agilent 4300 Handheld FTIR Portable Spectrometer


4300 Handheld FTIR Spectrometer: detecting contaminants


4300 Handheld FTIR Spectrometer: sampling rock



Comparison between handheld data of an epoxy resin sample collected on the 4100 ExoScan (red) and the new 4300 Handheld FTIR (blue) with improved ergonomics. The 4300 Handheld FTIR spectrum has less baseline noise and greater band definition due to the user’s ability to hold the instrument steady, even during an overhead measurement.

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