Voridian has developed a PET compound with ultraviolet-light protection for custom packaging applications.
The division of Eastman Chemical Co. said Vitiva PET is a drop-in replacement for standard PET while offering high performance and crystal clarity for packaging food, beverages, cosmetics and other products. One version, Vitiva PET PC715, has an approved UV absorber that protects delicate colors, flavors and vitamins.
Voridian claims its new resin family blocks UV light with wavelengths from 320-370 nanometers, while standard grades of PET and other resins and glass don't stop the damaging rays. The Vitiva materials are blow molded efficiently and produce no plate-out, according to the Kingsport, Tenn., company.
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