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Sukano Unveils Impact Modifier Masterbatch for rPET

Published on 2020-07-08. Author : SpecialChem

Frozen-traySukano launches a newly formulated transparent Impact Modifier for COLD, flash frozen and room temperature applications. The new SUKANO® Impact Modifier Masterbatch can replace specialized copolyester resins with recycled or virgin PET resin that is modified with a new masterbatch, allowing end application to be monomaterial, and recyclable.

Masterbatch Allows Improved Durability and Toughness

With our newly formulated SUKANO® Impact Modifier, customers have a recyclable alternative at hand to replace products made of, for instance, amorphous Copolyester or GAG film structures, while enjoying the benefits that go beyond mechanical properties modification,” states Alessandra Funcia, head of marketing at Sukano and chairwoman at the Working Group Functional and Opaque PET packaging at PETCore.

The new grade allows improved durability and toughness, enhanced impact resistance, higher RPET content, shatter resistance – all without a loss in transparency. It also allows safe packaging for consumer by reducing sharp edges and it leads to less shards, avoiding contamination. This helps improve productivity and yields by avoiding line interruptions and generating more first quality parts.

This high-performance Masterbatch provides additional functionality as a cutting aid, improving die cutting in production, speeding up the lines and avoiding any cross-contamination potential by splinters. “All without compromises: our latest development - the SUKANO® Impact Modifier - allows transparent trays for cold, flash frozen and room temperature trays, to be fully recyclable,” reinforces Michael Kirch, global head of R&D Sukano supporting the move to PET based innovative products.

Source: Sukano
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