Material recycling

Your production on a new path

Transitioning to a more circular economy and minimising waste is essential to develop a sustainable, low carbon, resource-efficient and competitive economy. An efficient material characterisation before recycling can boost companies’ competitiveness, creating new business opportunities and innovative, more efficient ways of producing and consuming.

In a number of countries and in various industry situations, waste is already separated during the collection process: mixed plastic waste can then be sorted and separated into broad material categories (e.g. polyolefin, polyesters, vinyl, etc.) using various physical and optical methods.

Shortcomings of current inspection methods

Current technology is unable to distinguish and separate mixed material flows (e.g. different types of polypropylene or polyethylene in the broader polyolefin category). In addition, current technology has major limitations when dealing with small pieces or with black or heavy coloured/filled plastics. Further, it does not provide any information on the composition of the recycled materials.

Why XSpectra® is a must-have solution?

XSpectra®: a unique tool to overcome the limitations of current technologies and make waste recycling significantly more effective.

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Electrical waste

Household waste


In cooperation with other partners, Xnext® is actively developing a project that involves recycling WEEE (Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment), specifically, lamps.

Better recycling to save the planet

XSpectra® makes materials recycling more effective by improving sorting and characterisation of waste.

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Xnext has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement N° 849381