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Plastic Recycling

From the halls of government to college campuses to our individual homes and businesses, recycling is a challenge we’re all facing – together. The environmental consequences of plastic waste are visible in the ever-increasing levels of global plastics pollution both on land and in our oceans. To help address this challenge, polymer recycling has become a growing industry, and plastics once destined for landfills are now being recycled into new products. But to get better quality of recycled polymers, it’s important to presort plastics – so accurate identification leading to proper separation is critical for the industrial plastic recycling process. Plus, it’s important to check the mechanical properties of polymers and have a final quality check of the end product.

Our solutions make use of the most commonly used techniques for material characterization. Material identification and characterization can be performed throughout the entire recycling process allowing for an in-depth understanding of the materials from start to finish. These cover:

  • Raw Materials Identification
  • Polymer/Material Characterization
  • Mechanical and Thermal Characterization

Additionally, the recycling packages support the Plastic Identification Codes (PIC), used worldwide for packaging applications. The PIC was introduced by the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., to provide a uniform system for the identification of various polymer types and to help recycling companies separate various plastics for reprocessing.

QA/QC Control of Raw Materials & Products

Simplify and accelerate your polymer analysis for highest productivity. Confidently and reliably test your plastic and polymer samples to the performance standards that you require. Learn more about Materials Identification, Materials Performance and Residual Monomer Content.

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R&D Polymer Research & Development

Our comprehensive polymer analysis product portfolio has the flexibility to support ongoing innovation and keep up with your lab‘s ever-changing requirements providing both identification and characterization of your materials as well as failure analysis/contaminants analysis, additive and emissions analysis?

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Featured Resources

Finding and Preventing PP Contamination Using FT-IR in Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic (HDPE)

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a commonly recycled plastic, notably from plastic drinking bottles. Recycled applications of HDPE are many and various inclu ...

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Polymer Recycling Package

Polymer and plastics recycling is a rapidly growing industry, fueled by the increasing consumption of goods and the associated increase in landfill waste. Not o ...

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Plastics Recycling: Insights, Challenges and Future Trends

Partnering with many of our customers we know that developing new products with advanced performance features is not enough in the new, waste-averse economy.

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Be a Pro PET Analyzer - From Safety to Recycling

In a world reliant on achieving ever-more sustainable plastics to safe-guard our shared environment, PET has an important role to play.

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GC Instruments

Built on the strengths of our proven, reliable gas chromatography (GC) platform, our systems are easy-to-operate yet deliver the high performance, capacity and ...

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