Tibet Qomolangma Glacier Water Resources Development has selected styrenics provider INEOS Styrolution’s K-Resin KR03 material for the packaging of its Qomolangma Glacier mineral water bottle cap in Tibet, China.

The styrene-butadiene-copolymer (SBC) grade KR03 is compliant with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Union (EU) food contact regulations and offers properties such as clarity, toughness, ease of processability and high surface gloss.

Tibet Qomolangma has sole mining rights to exploit drinking water in the Everest region and aims to supply high quality glacier water globally through its Qomolangma Glacier Water.

Tibet Qomolangma material purchasing department general manager Yinguang Lu said: “We selected K-Resin KR03 for its clarity and toughness. Also, it is nicely suiting our moulding processes.

“We selected K-Resin KR03 for its clarity and toughness.”

“We enjoyed a good working relationship with INEOS Styrolution since 2015 and we look forward to extending this partnership with interesting solutions that meet our needs.”

K-Resin KR03 is claimed to be an ideal solution for the bottle cap application as its properties project the aesthetics of mineral water and serve as a protection against dust and product counterfeiting.

INEOS Styrolution Asia Pacific Specialties Business Management vice-president Sven Riechers said: “We are extremely pleased that Tibet Qomolangma has chosen INEOS Styrolution for their mineral water bottle cap application and we look forward to our continued partnership.

“INEOS Styrolution’s range of crystal-clear thermoplastic SBC, namely K-Resin, Styrolux and Styroflex offer an impressive combination of high transparency, brilliance and impact resistance is suitable for use in applications across various industries including healthcare, packaging and toys.”

The styrenic packaging applications offered by INEOS Styrolution include rigid and flexible film packaging.

Focused on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialities, INEOS Styrolution covers segments such as extrusion blow moulding, flexible film packaging, rigid packaging, shrink sleeves and foamed packaging.