Advanced solvent-based technology for the closed-loop recycling of engineering plastics

Engineering plastics (e.g., ABS, PC and PMMA) have superior mechanical properties, such as strength and gloss. Therefore, they are primarily used in high-end products, such as electrical and electronic (E&E) devices and passenger cars. When it comes to end-of-life solutions, closed-loop recycling is often the only sustainable option for this group of plastics. This is mainly due to a lack of alternative product applications to absorb lower-grade recycled material in quantity. In turn, closed-loop recycling implies very high quality requirements on the recycled material to replace virgin resins.

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ChipSense: A tiny Photonic sensor for material classification

MantiSpectra is a spinoff of the Eindhoven University of Technology providing spectral sensors capable of classifying and/or quantifying material composition just using light. The talk will focus on how near-infrared technology will open up new applications: from quality measurements in agriculture and raw material identification in recycling to mobile healthcare and chemical analysis in consumer devices, pervading soon our everyday life.

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