APPE: Collaboration with ColorMatrix and KTW
APPE, the packaging division of La Seda de Barcelon (LSB), has announced a major collaboration with ColorMatrix, a leading supplier of liquid colorants and additives for plastic applications, and specialist mold manufacturer KTW in the development and launch of a unique new barrier technology for PET and other plastic containers.
The system, which will initially be targeted at the juice industry and subsequently introduced for wine and food applications, will be unveiled at the World Juice Conference, which takes place in Madrid, from 3rd to 6th October.
The concept of the new barrier technology has been devised by ColorMatrix. As Europe’s leading convertor and manufacturer of PET preforms and bottles APPE has worked with ColorMatrix to develop the system for commercial and industrial use. This has included the development of a special closure, created in association with KTW that forms an integral part of the barrier.
APPE says the new system will offer a number of important enhancements over existing barrier technologies in terms of clarity of material and recycling potential.
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