DIAgnostics for MATErial analysis in X-rays
Registration: REA RM-1479295
C.F./P.IVA (VAT number) 13870011007
Probing low-Z materials (plastics, rubber, leathers, organic materials,…) with X-rays: an unprecedented approach.
Soft X-ray portable device SELEX,
for material analysis
Recognition and awards
Booster funds from the European Institute of Technology (EIT), within the KIC-RAW Materials programme, to launch the Company and develop the Selex prototype
Business Accelerator Programme
EU Seal of Excellence
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 882740
Portable device and CE Certificate. Brevetti + program.
On-line systems prototypes. Agreement with Business Partner.
X-ray sensor for the recognition of polymer type, additive and fillers in black and coloured plastics for recycling and analysis (pdf article)
Products and services offered
Development of non destructive techniques (NDT), both spectroscopic and imaging, using X-ray, VUV, visible techniques for materials analysis
Development of algorithms, data analysis and software
Contribution to research projects in the fields of competence
Detection and dosimetry of ionizing radiation (alpha, beta, gamma, neutrons, ions, hadrons…)
Design and realisation of custom-based configurations for X-ray radiography, microtomography, fluorescence and diffractometry
Setup of phisical and chemical laboratories in industrial environments and in schools
Training of SME personnel in the field of physics, measurement processes, ionizing radiation, dosimetry and in the specific activities of X-VUV diagnostics
- Ability to select metals and alluminum at high fluxes. In collaboration with our industrial partner.
- Sampling measurement for quality control.
- Continuous measurement for on-line analysis and selection
Italian Patent N 102017000147374
Non destructive fast analysis of materials based on the innovative soft x-rays technique
It combines X-ray Transmission, Absorption, Scattering and Fluorescence
SELEX is a spectroscopic X-ray diagnostics developed for black plastics from WEEE and automotive.
- No need for sample preparation
- Solids, grains and liquids
- Fully automatic with user friendly output
- Fast (< 1 minute)
- Flexible design of the instrument
- Preliminary tests and feasibility studies on demand
- CE certification
Black plastics represent an important and growing fraction of WEEE and automotive waste. Black plastics cannot be automatically identified and recycled.Therefore, they have to be stored and/or burned with great danger of polluting the environment.
No automatic technique is available for black plastics recognition and discrimination.
Spectroscopic techniques such as NIR and RAMAN, that are used effectively for coloured plastics do not work with black plastics.
SELEX is an innovative technique utilising soft X-rays to discriminate black plastics. With this technique polymers, fillers and additives are identified and quantified in any type of transparent/coloured/black plastics, without previous treatment of the sample.
The SELEX technique has been implemented in a portable device for random and quality tests. It is now available for purchase.
PLASTIC, RUBBER AND POLYMERS
- Black plastics
- Identification of polymer, additives and filler
- Solid and granulate
LEATHER AND FABRICS
- Measurement of absolute concentration of light (Al, Ti, Ni, Fe, Cr, Zn, Co..) and heavy metals (As, Zr, Cd, Pb, Hg..) and other elements (Si, P, Cl, Ca..) with high accuracy (up to 1 ppm)/li>
- Traceability (manufacturer, production lot)
MULTILAYER MATERIALS AND SUBSTRATES
- Recognition of the combination of different materials (layers) in multistrate materials (semiconductors)
- Recognition and separation of different metals
- Composition, purity and classification of metals and alloys
CONTAMINATION and COUNTERFEIT
- Detection of dangerous or sensitive elements (Br, Pb, Cd, As, Hg, Bi..) in any material
- Compliance analysis
QUALITY CONTROL IN MANUFACTURING
- Analysis and composition of input raw material
- Quality control of the final product
Black and coloured certified plastic samples and waste from WEEE (Electric and Electronic Equipment)
Example of polymer with filler
In an individual measurement of a few seconds, on a given untreated sample, SELEX quantifies the content of:
Polymers: PP, PE, PS, ABS, PC-ABS, PA, PC, PMMA, POM, PBT, PVC
Fillers: Calcium carbonate, talc, barium sulfate…(with precision of 1 % or even better)
Reinforcers: fiber glass
Fluidificants: Zinc or Calcium stearate
Flame ratardants: phosphates or Bromin compounds
Mineral colorants: Ti oxide, Fe oxides, compounds with Cr, Ni, Cd…
Pollutants or critical elements: Lead, Bormine, Antimony….
SELEX device can be applied to recognize different kinds of leather (even black), identify manufacturer and distinguish among different batches of the same manufacturer.
Detection of metals and elements
SELEX is able to measure the absolute concentration (ppm) of:
Metals (Al, Ni, Ti, Cr, Fe, Cu, Zn, Co…)
Heavy Metals (Pb, Hg, Zr, Cd…)
Light elements (Sl, P, S, Cl, Ca…)
Recognize metal free leathers
Metal free leather
SELEX applications: metallurgy
Composition of metals and alloys and impurities for quality control
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registration: REA RM-1479295 C.F./P.IVA (VAT number) 13870011007