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    MarcM
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    Hello all.

     

    I am curious to know if the developers here think scio could ID different types of plastics like polyethylene, polypropylene, nylon, etc.  I am not too sure how the difference in added colorants would skew the results.  Any ideas from the folks here on how scio would handle this?

     

    Thanks,

    Marc

    #2360
    Ayelet
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    Dear Marc,
    SCiO can identify polymers, but with limitations.
    Colors may change the IR spectrum, making it impossible to identify the plastic.
    For example, many black plastics are not only black in the visible, but also in IR, so practically they have no spectral signature for SCiO to measure.
    Nylons should be easier to detect, however that depends on the sample thickness.
    Regards,
    Ayelet Hillman
    ConsumerPhysics
    • This reply was modified 8 years, 3 months ago by Ayelet.
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