trinamiX – Mobile NIR solution for plastic identification

trinamiX – Portable NIR scanner for plastic identification

Mobile NIR solution from trinamiX

New operating concept allows innovative material analysis

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The easy-to-use NIR spectrometer from trinamiX is primarily used in the incoming goods inspection of companies that reuse and process plastics. trinamiX explicitly dispenses with many setting options and instead offers the essential functions that are controlled with an app.

You receive an analysis within seconds and can thus immediately make a statement about the type of material. The data processing takes place in the trinamiX computer centre. This further ensures that they work with the most up-to-date reference data at all times.

All in all, trinamiX offers an NIR solution that is cost-effective, very intuitive to use and with which even employees without expert knowledge can quickly gain new insights.

How the spectrometer works

The NIR spectrometer is generally placed on the sample, a measurement takes about 2-3 seconds. The data is sent to the trinamiX data centre via the smartphone or PC. The result is shown directly on the display of your device.

For further analyses, data export, etc., the trinamiX customer portal provides many functions that are constantly being expanded.

Einzelnes NIR Spektrum 900 nm bis 1700 nm. Offenes JDX Dateiformat.


Mobiles NIR Spektrometer trinamiX
  • Compact spectrometer for mobile use on trips, in production and at the customer’s site
  • Intuitive operation via smartphone app or PC application
  • Safe operation guaranteed even by laymen without laboratory experience or training
  • Access to the latest data models
  • Customer portal with additional functions for analysis and export of measurements
  • Rapid amortisation due to low acquisition costs and virtually no learning curve
  • High readiness for use due to battery charging for up to 6,000 measurements

Available software options

trinamiX offers the following ready-made applications for the plastics industry:

  • General plastics database
    This database contains all essential plastics and is constantly being expanded.
  • PE/PP
    If you want to determine the PP content in PE granulate, this application is what you are looking for.
  • APR / NIR Reflectivity
    Determination of recyclability of plastics according to U.S. American standards.
  • Textiles
    Determination of a wide range of material and blends.
  • Carpets
    Recognition of major carpet material.
  • Individual applications
    Currently, you can only teach in your own references to a very limited extent.

In addition to solutions for the recycling and plastics industries, trinamiX also offers ready-made applications for food, feed analysis, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, liquids, coffee and PV backsheets.


This makes the NIR solution from trinamiX an indispensable aid for the fast and reliable determination of plastics, for example

  • in the incoming goods department of recycling companies
  • in the sorting of production waste
  • in the purchasing/purchasing of material
  • in sales when determining customer samples

NIR Solutions for engineering plastics, plastics recycling, textile recycling & carpet recycling

Application for Engineering Plastics & Recycling

The general database for plastics is divided into 2 specialised plastics applications: Plastics LITE and Plastics PRO.

  • Plastics LITE recognises the most common plastics in post-consumer recycling: HDPE, LDPE, PP, PVC, PS, PET.
  • Plastics PRO recognises 31 types of plastics: PE (HDPE & LDPE as subclasses), PP, PVC, PS, PET (PET-A & PET-G as subclasses), PA (PA6 & PA6.6 as subclasses), POM, PB, PBT, PEEK, PU, ABS, ABS-PA, PC, PC-ABS, SAN, SBS/SEBS, ASA, PAI, PPS, PEI, PESU, PSU, PPSU, PI, PVDF, PMMA, PLA.

Applications for Textile Recycling & Carpet Recycling

  • The application textiles determines a variety of materials: acrylic, cotton, nylon, PTT, polyester, polypropylene, silk, sisal, viscose and wool.
    It is also possible to determine the following blends: Acrylic-based, Cotton-based, Nylon-based, Polyester-based, Silk-based and Wool-based blends.
  • The application carpet detects nylon (nylon 6 / 6.6), PAN, PET, PP, PTT as well as wool.



The following materials cannot be measured, or only with severe restrictions:

  • Carbon black coloured plastics absorb large parts of the light pulse. Measuring very dark or black plastics is therefore not possible. If the black colouring is produced without carbon black – for example by combining different colour pigments – measurement with NIR is possible without restrictions.
  • Metals
  • Plastics with a high proportion of fillers. The NIR signals can thus deviate so much from the taught-in references that correct assignment is no longer possible.
  • For transparent and/or thin plastics, preparation (folding, multi-layer) is necessary and the use of a reflective background material is recommended.

A data connection to the internet is necessary for the operation of the spectrometer.