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ColorMatrix unveils oxygen scavenging technology for PET packaging

Global polymer materials provider ColorMatrix has launched a new oxygen scavenging solution, Amosorb Plus for PET packaging. The solution offers improved container clarity to enable customers achieve recyclability goals.

ColorMatrix Asia Pacific managing director Steve Chai said the company developed the new oxygen scavenging technology as part of its ongoing efforts to satisfy marketplace needs.

"Amosorb™ Plus offers customers the proven protection they have come to expect from Amosorb™, with improved aesthetics, superior optical clarity and reduced haze for enhanced recyclability," Chai said.

The solution, which is based on a previously approved technology, does not require the complex regulatory approval procedures of a completely new material.

According to the PolyOne subsidiary, the crystallized PET-based concentrate Amosorb Plus has a built-in catalyst to promote oxidation.

Depending on the container design, the technology offers product protection for non-carbonated foods and beverages for up to six months or longer. It also helps customers to tailor shelf life while reducing container weight for raw material and transportation savings.

"It helps improve container clarity, a growing requirement for products like teas and fresh fruit juices, while maximizing recyclability with reduced haze characteristics that are in line with global requirements for sustainable packaging solutions," Chai added.