Invista has developed a PET packaging resin that contains 20 percent post-consumer content.
The Wichita, Kan., firm said the new Polyclear Conserve PET resin features exceptional color and clarity. It avoids contamination because the recycled content is repolymerized so that it acts as virgin polymer. The material is not simply a blend of reground recycled flake with virgin resin.
Invista said the material is suited to container applications including bottled water and soft drinks. It complies with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for certain food-contact use.
The company said it is working to increase the post-consumer content of Polyclear Conserve PET.
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