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New Metal-replacing Transparent Bioplastic for Packaging: VELOX & SK Chemicals

Published on 2018-07-25. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Green and Bioplastics     Metal Replacement     Transparency    

VELOX offers newly developed transparent bio-plastic by SK Chemicals for hot-fill applications
VELOX offers newly developed transparent bio-plastic
by SK Chemicals for hot-fill applications
VELOX GmbH and its long-term partner SK Chemicals Co. Ltd. (South Korea) are presenting the next innovation for plastic packaging applications such as aerosol containers as well as cosmetic and hot fill bottles. ECOZEN HF® is a newly developed bio-copolyester range that is perfectly suitable for aluminum, glass and PET replacement wherever heat and pressure resistance combined with transparency is required. First customers have already started sampling the grades.

ECOZEN HF® - Best Choice Where PET Fails

François Minec, General Manager at VELOX, explained:
“ECOZEN HF® has similar processing requirements to PET and can be used in the same injection-stretch blow molding (ISBM) process. However, the new grades by SK Chemicals perform perfectly in areas where PET can sometimes fail, such as in high temperature and high pressure applications. For example, PET is sometimes used to produce aerosol bottles. These bottles can often fail due to high residual stress and the low temperature resistance of PET, especially in the summer months when possible leakage is the result. ECOZEN HF® offers an ideal alternative here.”

Unique Features of ECOZEN HF®

  • Besides remarkable resistance to pressure, a stress-cracking and high temperature, ECOZEN HF® is characterized by excellent transparency and easy processing. 
  • As a glass replacement, e.g. for food packaging, it not only helps to reduce weight and transportation costs but can also be used to produce hot-fill containers without the need for an expensive PET heat-setting process or the need for crystallizing the bottle or jar neck. 
  • Similarly, as an aluminum substitute in the cosmetics packaging industry, ECOZEN HF® combines high pressure-resistance with design flexibility and transparency. 
  • In addition, Ecozen HF® is totally miscible with PET in the recycling stream.

VELOX provides the new range in nearly all European countries.

Source: VELOX GmbH
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