NIRLAB is a leading portable and mobile NIR Spectroscopy solution for various challenges in the polymer industry. 

Identify any plastic types anywhere in less than 2 seconds.

Immediate decision making in plastics sorting using NIR spectroscopy

The process of effectively moving plastic waste into the circular economy begins with sorting it into clean polymer groups. One of the biggest challenges on our journey to an effective circular economy is the current lack of high-quality recycling plastic worldwide.

NIRLAB introduces a powerful technology based on advanced machine learning to be used in various cases in the polymer industry. We deliver scalable ISO 17025 certifiable Lab systems with a powerful AI setup and combined it with easy to handle mobile and cloud applications.

NIRLAB is a powerful tool for on-site analysis of diverse plastic types.

Florentin Coppey
NIRLAB | Founder

Clean Sorting is the key

The key element on the road to a circular economy lies in the first step of the recycling process: clean sorting of plastic waste on the spot.

NIRLAB polymers enables you to reliably identify a broad range of plastic types at the touch of a button, ensuring clean plastic waste streams at your recycling facility and within your global network.

Reliable and instant identification of polymers (plastics) 

NIRLAB is designed to perform high precision analysis anywhere in a safe, standardized and simple way. Use NIRLAB for fast, easy and precise plastic sorting across your facilities.


Our mobile NIRLIGHT will convince you with its cost-effectiveness, exceptional performance and ease of use.


Our user-friendly and smart designed apps are available on the app stores and are displaying analysis results within 2 seconds.


Our powerful user and admin solutions allows you to manage users, devices and results, download reports and export data.

NIRLAB is focused on your individual needs

NIRLAB Supports you in your needs and develops advanced and accurate data models to your specific requirements.

NIRLAB as well customizes the solution to the specific needs of your business.

High precision NIRLIGHT

Identifying and quantifying a specific material at the touch of a button is possible with the NIRLIGHT near-infrared spectrometer:

an ultra-lightweight, wireless analyzer for instant quantitative and qualitative analysis on site and in the field. NIRLIGHT analyzes the spectrum of materials. 

NIRLIGHT can be used in any industries (pharmaceutical, food, chemical, safety), whether the materials are solid or liquid, transparent or colored. The results can be displayed instantaneously on the NIRAPP and impress in precision.

NIRLIGHT Advantages

Designed for use in the field as well as in the laboratory. 

+IP67 Rated

The device is 100% protected against solid objects like dust and protected against the effects of temporary immersion between 15 cm and 1 m.

+ Destruction-free Analysis

Little or no sample preparation is needed. No special training required.

+ No Maintenance

No special maintenance is required.

+ Long Battery Life

Fully charged device lasts minimum of 10 hours of continuous use. 

+ Results Displayed Instantly

NIRLAB App for iOS and Android delivers results quickly.


NIRAPP is our mobile App for Android and iOS and displays the results within seconds.

It is highly customizable and user friendly and all the needed features and functions you want to find in a mobile Lab are already on board.

In this example, we have used the FIELDLAB solution for the qualification and quantification of plastic types and sorting it into clean polymer groups.

The result in the NIRAPP shows: 

  1. The measured spectrum of questioned substance

  2. Identification of the substance

  3. Confidence level

  4. List of analyses of whole batch


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It is unique in the world to generate data with a handheld device that is treated as equivalent to the data of a gold standard laboratory. We have proven this with the ISO 17025 certifiability of the NIRLAB system.

Prof. Pierre Esseiva
NIRLAB | Co-Founderer

Science & Blog

NIRLAB solutions analyze substances using near infrared. Learn more about the scientific background.

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NIRLAB has already been integrated into various applications of large international organizations. Let’s talk about your project. We will explore possibilities together and find a successful partnership model.


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