UV light barrier technology for PET gets approved in China

  • Compatible with PET materials
  • Effective UV light blocking up to 395nm
  • Combination with liquid colorant possible

PolyOne‘s ColorMatrix Ultimate UV390 light blocking technology is now approved for use in PET packaging for food and beverage in China. This additive technology can increase shelf life of a product in a container by decreasing the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) light on the taste, odor, and color of food and beverages.

Compatible with PET materials

The light blocking technology reduces the risk for quality degradation in UV-sensitive products. It also provides an alternative to sleeve and opaque designs for containers, enabling producers to achieve aesthetic appeal with high-clarity containers that are also easy to recycle. Ultimate UV390 is compatible with PET materials and provides effective UV light blocking up to 395nm at levels up to 0.5%, except where foods contain more than 15% alcohol or are classed as fatty foods.

Combination with liquid colorant possible

The light blocking technology can also be combined with liquid colorant to offer an all-in-one color and barrier formulation with visible light protection up to 595nm. It is suitable for long-term storage and hot-fill applications.


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