Jeroen Cevaal, Yuri van Engelshoven, István Deák
Polytential develops the ‘Virtual Chemist’, an analysis system that provides information about the chemical composition of plastic waste with an accuracy of 99.5%. The Virtual Chemist is used by plastic compounders and recyclers, who were previously bound by labor intense and inaccurate testing. Spectral information of the analysed plastic is acquired with a hyperspectral sensor and then processed by our unique deep-learning algorithm. The information provided by the Virtual Chemist gives plastic compounders and recyclers insight in the possibilities of the material they have and that allows them to determine the best use case for it. Whether that is a flower pot or laptop casing, with the Virtual Chemist it is guaranteed that plastic is recycled to the highest possible grade.