Fibre Composition of Carpets

If you enter the search term "How to find out what a carpet is made from" then you're likely to find references to 'burn tests'. Carpet burn tests involve taking a small sample of the carpet fibre, going outside, and holding it over a naked flame to observe whether it shrinks, melts, or burns, while noting the resulting smell.

Now there's a much simpler, safer, and more accurate method to determine the composition of carpets, using Sagitto's miniature NIR spectrometer. A method that will give you an answer within a few seconds, without damage to either the carpet or your lungs.


NIR is an excellent technique for identifying the composition of carpets.

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