It has been noticed that one of the primary obstacles in recycling is the lack of sufficient means to avoid cross contamination during collection. In particular, the new method to quickly and easily identify materials has been demanded in plastic industry due to the dramatic acceleration of plastic consumption in the last forty years. SpectraCode's new technology enables the instant point-and-shoot identification of black plastics, extracting a definitive signature from most black plastics in half a second or less. This speed is achieved through a modified probe that uses a sampling technique SpectraCode calls distributed focusing. This technology, when used in conjunction with the company's RP-1 analysis system, can test black plastic samples at full laser power with no burning.
Fact Sheet ID Number
recycle, polymer, identification, plastic, construction
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "RP-1 Polymer Identification System : Recycler of Plastics" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 174.