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trinamiX solution fills a gap in the recycling ecosystem

The solution begins with sorting

One of the major challenges on our path towards a circular economy remains the lacking recycling infrastructure across remote areas throughout the world. A key piece to establishing circularity lies in the first step of the recycling process: a clean on-the-spot sorting of plastic waste.

By enabling flexible remote plastic identification at the push of a button, our solution enables clean plastic waste streams wherever large industrial solutions don't fit.

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Combining our technology with your ideas, we can contribute towards closing the loop

Imagine you were able to identify plastic waste at the push of a button with technology that fits into your pocket - what would that mean for our enviornment?

  • Plastic waste in oceans and rivers could be sorted right on the spot.
    Improve the quality and value of waste streams while freeing our waters from plastics.
  • Communities could be educated about a key stage in the recycling process.
    Create awareness around our plastic waste challenge.
  • What comes to your mind?
    Help us put our solution into the hands of those who create an impact.
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trinamiX Mobile NIR Spectroscopy Solution for Plastic Identification - our solution at a glance

Our solution at a glance

We integrated a proven technology available at recycling facilities into a handheld solution for remote analysis, consisting of

  • a high-performance NIR spectrometer that detects a broad range of common plastic types,
  • an easy-to-use app backed by advanced cloud data analysis for fast results,
  • a customer portal to manage results, download reports and export data.
  • A detailed support portal provides comprehensive answers to your questions. Our expert support team is also on hand to help.

Download our product flyer to learn more about our solution.

  • Watch our clip for an example of how our solution is put to work across the coastlines of Alaska.

About trinamiX


trinamiX was founded in 2015 as a subsidiary of BASF SE. Based in Germany, we develop cutting-edge mobile NIR spectroscopy solutions which combine robust handheld hardware with intelligent data analysis and a mobile app.

NIR spectroscopy is a proven technology that trinamiX has integrated into a portable format for on-site material analysis. This way, we redefine our customers' ability to save natural resources.