ColorMatrix Corp. is providing global marketing support for barrier additive Amosorb, produced by BP Amoco Chemical Co., the firms announced June 23 at NPE in Chicago.
Amosorb provides an oxygen barrier in PET packaging, said Michelle Morie-Bebel, Amosorb commercial manager for BP Amoco. The barrier can extend the shelf life of juices and similar products in monolayer PET bottles to about six months, she said.
ColorMatrix of Cleveland has an exclusive license to handle existing applications, mainly concentrated in PET containers. BP is developing a broader range of applications, including film, with the help of ColorMatrix. PET containers for juice and condiments are among current markets.