Plastic Technologies Inc. is partnering with Hemetek Techno Instruments of Mumbai, India, to provide PET package evaluation services in Southeast Asia.
The two companies are planning an open house for Jan. 20 and will accept bottle performance projects after that date.
“Empty PET bottles do not typically sustain long journeys well, and particularly those that are subjected to temperature extremes typically found in Southeast Asia. By partnering with PTI to locate these testing services in closer proximity to bottling plants, we can help reduce both time and cost and provide brand owners with critical data to help them meet their performance requirements,” said Viraj Devasthale, president of Hemetek, in a statement.
The new service will be based at Hemetek's expanded testing facility in Baroda in Western India.
“For the past 30 years, PTI has earned a global reputation as the leader in PET bottle development and performance testing. Through our new partnership with Hemetek, a company that has established itself as a respected package testing solutions provider, we are now able to bring these services to Southeast Asia,” said Greg Fisher, director of global analytical labs at Holland, Ohio-based PTI, in a statement.