Dealing with plastic waste is one of humanity's biggest tasks for the present and the future. To recycle plastic waste, however, you have to know what material type you're dealing with.
Raman spectroscopy is ideally suited for identifying functional groups in polymers and for revealing details of polymer structures. The techniques that work in R&D and production also work in the plastic recycling industry. Here, it is crucial to sort plastic by material type. Raman can effectively distinguish materials such as ABS, PE, PS, PET, and PMMA in waste, irrespective of color, surface water, deformation, or dirt – and all this within seconds and without any material contact.
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