ColorMatrix launches PET-based oxygen scavenging technology

20 May 2013 (Last Updated May 20th, 2013 18:30)

ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of PolyOne, has unveiled a new oxygen scavenging solution for PET packaging.

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ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of PolyOne, has unveiled a new oxygen scavenging solution for PET packaging.

By offering improved container clarity, the new crystallised PET-based concentrate Amosorb Plus is claimed to enable customers to achieve recycling goals.

ColorMatrix Asia Pacific managing director Steve Chai said with improved aesthetics, better optical clarity and reduced haze for enhanced recyclability, the technology offers customers the protection they expect from Amosorb.

"As part of our ongoing efforts to satisfy marketplace needs, we developed the next generation of improved clarity oxygen scavenging technologies," Chai said.

Amosorb Plus does not require the regulatory approval procedures of a completely new material, as it is based on a previously approved technology.

The concentrate has a built-in catalyst to promote oxidation, and depending on the container design, it offers product protection for non-carbonated foods and beverages for up to six months or longer.

Customers can adjust shelf life while reducing container weight for raw material and transportation savings with the new Amosorb Plus.

The solution helps improve container clarity, which is a growing requirement for products such as teas and fresh fruit juices, while increasing recyclability with reduced haze characteristics that are in accordance with global requirements for sustainable packaging solutions, the company said.

PolyOne will feature its Amosorb Plus and additional ColorMatrix specialty solutions at Chinaplas 2013.

Polymer materials, services and solutions provider PolyOne reported revenues of $2.9bn in 2012.


Image: The new crystallised PET-based Amosorb Plus from ColorMatrix has been launched for PET packaging; Photo: Courtesy of PolyOne Corporation