#PET

Commodity Resins

BASF's Sicopal Black Gets Expanded FDA Clearance for Recycling

The FDA sanctioned carbon black alternative pigment from BASF’ Colors & Effects is one of the first recyclable black pigments for food contact applications.

Commodity Resins

Additives: Tactile Frosted Effects Colorants for PET Containers

Ampacet’s Earthy Mattes boast a sophisticated frosted effect for PET bottles used in personal care, cosmetics and premium beverages.

Commodity Resins

PolyQuest to Expand rPET Production and Evaluating Polyolefins PCR Business

At least one additional FDA rPET production line is planned by PolyQuest at its Darlington facility.

Recycled Materials

Additives: Unusual Organic-Based Light Blocking Additive for PET Dairy Packaging

Avient’s latest Color Matrix Lactra light blocking additive concentrate meets TiO2 restrictions.

Packaging

Lighter Weight & PCR Content in Multi-Trip PET Bottles

Refillable PET bottles are a significant factor in Mexico and parts of Latin America, as well as in Germany. This development combines 15% lightweighting with 35% recycle content.

Consumer Products

Additives: Additive Masterbatch Boosts rPET Performance

Aquadye Fibers’ new Nylester masterbatch for compounders brings rPET performance to nylon 6 equivalent.

Consumer Products

Testing: Thickness Measurement & Dimensional Gauging in One System for Plastic Containers

Agr’s Gawis 4D all-in-one system is well suited for measuring PE, PP and PET containers and preforms.

Post-Consumer Recycling

Spring-Water Bottler to Expand In-House PET Recycling

Two California bottling plants are producing Crystal Geyser spring water bottles with at least 50% rPET now. Soon, the company plans to be using 100% rPET in all seven of its U.S. plants.

Medical

Pretium Packaging Expands PET Blow Molding

Based in Chesterfield, Mo., Pretium Packaging has invested $5 million in PET stretch-blow molding equipment and infrastructure at six of its 19 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Commodity Resins

Materials: Annealing Tips for Semi-Crystalline Polymers: Part 4

You can forgo the elevated mold temperatures normally recommended for high-performance semi-crystalline materials. But it’s risky and likely to yield parts that under-perform expectations … assuming that they emerge from the annealing process looking anything like the drawing.

Packaging

Additives: Transparent Impact Modifier for rPET

Sukano’s new impact modifier masterbatch can replace specialized copolyester resins with modified recycled or virgin PET for monolayer packaging. 

Engineering Resins

New to Using Color Concentrates? Follow These Tips to Improve Results

With a focus on highly loaded color concentrates, here is a guide for processors of rigid packaging and building products on how to specify the appropriate colorant for these applications.

Recycled Materials

Additives: Processing Aid for PET and rPET Preforms

PolyOne’s ColorMatrix AAzure processing aid for PET and rPET preforms boasts added acetaldehyde (AA) control capabilities.

Additives

Additives: NIR-Detectable Black Masterbatch Technology Make Dark Colors More Recyclable

Clariant ColorWorks develops dark colorants without carbon black for PET, HDPE and PP. 

Electronics

Prices of Volume Resins Bottom Out

Increased exports, higher prices for feedstocks, and a slow ramp-up of production of industrial and durable goods are projected to stabilize resin prices and put upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.

Construction

Moving Toward Third Quarter, Prices of All Volume Commodity Resins Appear to Have Bottomed Out

The resurgence in exports along with higher feedstock prices place upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.

Consumer Products

Commodity Resin Prices Plunge in Second Quarter

Weak demand for industrial and durable goods, along with globally lower feedstock prices outweigh strong demand for packaging, medical products. 

Packaging

Additives: Dual-Action Additive Concentrate for PET & rPET

Ampacet’s Silky Bliss additive masterbatch line provides recyclability and an elegant silky look to rigid PET & rPET.

Commodity Resins

Keter Adapts Production to Manufacture Face Shields for Coronavirus Frontline Workers

In the fight against COVID-19, Keter’s AP Medical has developed a comfortable, reusable and durable face shield  that protects the entire face and eyes, 

Construction

Price of PP First to Plunge; PE, PS, PVC, PET Are Next

Coronavirus fallout: Slowing demand, higher resin inventories, low global material prices, plus labor and transportation challenges.

Medical

Thermoformed Plastics of New England (TPNE) Launches its Own Line of Face Shields to Help in the Fight Against Coronavirus

TPNE’s new FaceShield Plus allows for a high-quality PP headband with replaceable face shields to protect against COVID-19.

Commodity Resins

100% Recyclable PET Vies to Replace Composite Cans

Ring Container Technologies, Oakland, Tenn., a blow molder of HDPE and PET packaging, announced the first customer for its new SmartCAN, a PET can designed to replace the common composite can with a much more easily recyclable alternative at comparable cost.

Packaging

Amcor Develops Stock PET Bottles Well-Suited to E-Commerce

Amcor’s OmniPack bottles meet co-packer demands of ecommerce-ready packaging.

Commodity Resins

Additive: Non-Nylon Based, Low-Haze Oxygen Scavenger for PET

PolyOne’s ColorMatrix Amosorb 4020G, designed for rigid PET packaging, boasts lower haze and reduced impact on the PET recycle stream.