The solution

Polytential provides mechanical recyclers real-time insight in the material composition of samples plastic flakes with the Virtual Chemist. The real-time insight in the material composition of a plastic flake sample, the quality of the material and the applicability of a particular batch, decreases the uncertainty mechanical recyclers have with regards to the quality of their incoming material. All plastic flakes are scanned individually using a hyperspectral camera, after which the data is processed by our unique Artificial Intelligence algorithm which determines the plastic type of every individual flake and thereby the composition of a sample of plastic flakes as a whole. The Virtual Chemist processes large samples of plastic flakes in an automated way, thereby reducing labor-intense processes without requiring any expertise to perform the analysis. This combination of an analysis of large and representative samples and a very high accuracy, takes away most risks that mechanical recyclers face due to uncertainties in their material input.