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Recycling of Plastics

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.

Recycling Webinar: Insights, Challenges and Future Trends

Hear first-hand from an industry expert about optimal plastics recycling processes, pathways and workflows that can best fit your business and needs.

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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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Explore Our Solutions

FT-IR Microscopy & Imaging Systems

PerkinElmer infrared imaging and microscopy systems are the culmination of a long PerkinElmer tradition of exceptional optics and purpose-built IR microscopes a ...

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Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Instruments

To see more than you've ever seen from Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), turn to PerkinElmer, where DSC was invented. Our comprehensive line of high-perf ...

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Thermogravimetry (TGA) Instruments

For high throughput and reliability in thermogravimetric analysis, nobody gives you better control of your sample environment than PerkinElmer. We have been pio ...

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Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

Accurately characterize the modulus, compliance, damping and other bulk properties of materials using our Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) solutions. Our state ...

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Headspace

No matter what you're focused on analyzing, our TurboMatrix™ Headspace Samplers ensure that you get the data you need – quickly, easily, and accurately. They ar ...

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Polymer ID Analyzer

Accurate verification of identity, quality, and composition of polymers and their blends used in industries such as food packaging, construction, and automotive ...

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