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Black Plastic Separation

Question: How can you distinguish one type of black plastic from another?

Problem: An industrial process for separating black plastics does not exist.

  • Extreme Endeavors researched the properties of black plastics and took a new look at this problem.

  • The standard way of thinking was to use light and translucent properties to determine the type of plastic. We had to develop a new concept, and so we looked to other fields.

  • Using medical equipment and advanced image processing algorithms, we found a method to determine the type/composition of black plastics.

  • Now, the next question we must answer is: How do we make that process automated in a cost-effective manner?