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Placon Launches Recyclable PET Barrier Material for Food Packaging Applications

Published on 2021-02-05. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Surface Modification    

Placon Launches Recyclable PET Barrier Material for Food Packaging ApplicationsPlacon launches OxyStar™, a recyclable PET barrier material for perishable food packaging applications. OxyStar™ PET barrier material has a #1 recycle symbol, allowing the package to be put back into the PET recycling stream to be used over again. OxyStar™ creates a package that gives food products a better way to stay fresh for longer periods and increases product shelf life while making a sustainable with better packaging.

Active Oxygen Barrier Stops Oxygen Ingress


Placon’s OxyStar™ barrier material utilizes an active oxygen barrier that stops oxygen ingress through a free radical chain reaction within the packaging sidewalls. Throughout the shelf life of the OxyStar™ active agent, the oxygen ingress will be near zero.

Our OxyStar™ PET barrier material is bringing a sustainable solution to the barrier packaging space that we have not seen before,” said Brian Hodek, placon food processor sales manager.

Being able to create a barrier packaging solution that uses the #1 recycle symbol to maintain a closed-loop recycle stream helps support our mission and vision as a packaging company. This barrier application took significant time to develop, but our team has already started working with key customers across the United States and we anticipate many more customers inquiring about OxyStar™ as we start developing new custom food packaging in the coming months,” added Hodek.

Direct oxygen contact with perishable food, is known to significantly decrease the shelf life of oxygen sensitive products, increasing food waste, and shrinking profits for producers. Food waste is the single largest component of waste in landfills today. Placon’s OxyStar™ product will help create a closed-loop PET recycling stream as it can be used over again as this packaging application designates the #1 PET recycle symbol.


Source: Placon
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