Near infrared sorting for recycling black packaging
Most black packaging cannot be sorted by recycling companies and is often sent to landfills or used for energy recovery. REC-NIR Black™ masterbatch is near infrared (NIR) transparent to allow scanning by NIR technology for automated sorting at recovery facilities. REC-NIR Black™ can help significantly reduce the carbon footprint by giving black plastic packaging a second life.
REC-NIR-Black™ PE 512 is NIR-detectable, while providing a high level of opacity for black flexible packaging. Products made with this NIR-transparent masterbatch solution are oriented to the polyethylene flow when using a sorting model suitable for dark plastics. REC-NIR-BLACK PE 512 is suitable exclusively for indoor use because, unlike conventional carbon black masterbatches, it does not provide a stabilizing effect against UV degradation
REC-NIR-Black™ High Alcohol is suitable for monolayer PET bottles and containers used in high alcohol applications, including wine and spirits, hand sanitizers, household cleaners, personal care and OTC pharmaceutical products.