Plastic is one of the most common materials in use today, and that ubiquity has lead to unwanted plastic contaminants ending up inside of packaged goods. It can range from gaskets and o-rings to scraper blades, or even pens and safety glasses. X-Ray detection has proven to be one of the most reliable ways of detecting metal, glass, bones, and other foreign material present in food packaging – so how does it stack up against detecting plastic? The short answer is that no X-Ray system can detect all plastics. However, more and more X-Ray systems are designed to detect certain plastics. In order to understand why all plastic can’t be detected and to choose the best system to find plastic contaminants in your package, we’ll need to understand how X-Ray systems work.