Determination of plastics: Small, fast and intuitive

We’re surrounded by plastic

Plastic pollution is a global problem. Although there are many initiatives focused on reducing its negative impact, the amount of plastic produced and consumed each year continues to increase. Plastic pollution is linked to health problems and has serious impacts on wildlife and ecosystems around the world.
There are many different types of plastic products, including bottles, bags, toys, food packaging, medical devices and others that need to be recycled.

Hand scanner from trinamiX

The variety of plastic types makes it difficult to sort waste into specific categories. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that many materials cannot be sorted manually because they contain additives and/or impurities that interfere with conventional sorting methods.
To solve this problem, trinamiX has developed a unique solution based on near infrared spectroscopy (NIR). By analysing the chemical composition of the sample, trinamiX provides information about the type of plastic and enables the identification of even complex mixtures.
This innovative approach helps to improve recycling rates and increase the value of recycled products. At the same time, it reduces costs and increases safety for operators and consumers. The device is compact enough to fit in a briefcase. It is very easy to use and scans items in seconds.

New material in the trinamiX database: PLA, PA6/66, PET-A/-G, PC-ABS

trinamiX will present the following innovations at the K trade show:

The general database for plastics will be 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.
  • The more comprehensive Plastics PRO now recognises 31 plastic types: HDPE, LDPE, PP, PVC, PS, PET-A, PET-G, PA6, PA6.6, 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. The database has been expanded to include PET-A, PET-G, PLA, PA6, PA66 and PC-ABS.

Test trinamiXs plastic scanner live at the K!

K 2022 Exhibition – most important event of the international plastics and rubber industry

K is one of the most important events in the calendar of the international plastics and rubber industry. It will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 19 to 26 October 2022.
There will be a special focus on sustainable development and digitalisation. But what exactly does sustainability mean for the plastics and rubber industry? What opportunities do digitalisation and artificial intelligence offer? How can the circular economy help us tackle our waste problems? These and many other questions will be answered at K.

About trinamiX – the sensor company

trinamiX GmbH, based in Ludwigshafen, Germany, was founded in 2015 as a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE. As a startup within the company, it is not only operationally independent, but also has unique access to the expertise and experience of the entire BASF Group.
Its patent-pending technologies enable people and machines to grasp the hidden and invisible worlds around them to make better decisions and increase safety.

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Please contact us for further information, a concrete offer and questions about availability and delivery times of the NIR solution from trinamiX.

Related information

Plastic solution from trinamiX (product information)