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Table 5 Sampling technique suitability by polymer

From: Non-invasive identification of polymers in cultural heritage collections: evaluation, optimisation and application of portable FTIR (ATR and external reflectance) spectroscopy to three-dimensional polymer-based objects

ObjectPolymerATR clampedATR handheldER
Vanity boxCN
Canister lidMF 
Jelly mouldPS
Camera bodyABS**
Bottle lidPE
Knife handlePMMA
ButtonsPolyester resin*
Flash screenPC
CablePVC plasticised
PaddingPUR foam
Light meter screenPA**
  1. polymer suitable for technique; ✗, polymer not suitable for technique; *, polymer suitable for technique but object characteristics impacted spectra