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Sesotec FLAKE SCAN at Polymers Center of Excellence to help determine type and quality of recyclable plastics

Material analysis system now in use in North Carolina is capable of efficiently and accurately analyzing plastic flakes and regrind to determine their material composition and quality

Various Sesotec and Polymers Center of Excellence employees in the office
Foreground, left to right: Nikolas Wolf, Sesotec regional sales manager for Sorting and Recycling America; Phil Shoemaker, Bill Murphy, and Amanda Nicholson from the Polymers Center of Excellence. Background, left to right: Hugh Summerville / KRS electrical engineer and head of service; Jan Koeck / Sesotec service engineer.

Sesotec GmbH, a global provider of technologies and services for foreign object detection, material sorting and analysis, has provided The Polymers Center of Excellence, a not-for-profit organization established by the State of North Carolina to assist companies in the plastics industry, with a FLAKE SCAN material analyzer.

This system is capable of efficiently and accurately analyzing plastic flakes and regrind to determine their material composition and quality. Within minutes, FLAKE SCAN evaluates the types of plastics present (e.g. PET, PP, HDPE, or mixed plastic flakes), their colours, and whether they are contaminated with metals. The FLAKE SCAN analysis system delivers data that can be immediately leveraged to make decisions about whether plastic flakes and regrind are pure enough for profitable use. Furthermore, the results provide valuable insights into the recycling process and the functionality of the various components in use. 

For Sesotec, this collaboration with the Polymers Center of Excellence helps to establish contact with customers who use the facilities to test the latest technologies in search of the best solutions for their processes.

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