Collection of plastics for recycling is increasing rapidly. Plastic recycling faces one huge problem, plastic types must not be mixed for recycling. Even a small amount of the wrong type of plastic can ruin the melt.
Classification and identification of recyclable material can be achieved using Bruker Optics' state of the art FT-MIR and FT-NIR spectrometer systems. The analysis typically is performed without sample preparation providing the result within seconds.
The ALPHA II FT-MIR spectrometer is a very affordable system to identify the type and general composition of any unknown plastic product. Using the ALPHA II is very simple: Even untrained personnel can perform the analysis. The software guides the operator through measurement, evaluation and reporting step by step.