So far, 2020 has been a difficult year in many ways. With that in mind, let's thank materials maker Ampacet for taking us to a world of Silky Bliss.
Silky Bliss is the name of a new line of masterbatch concentrates being made by Tarrytown, N.Y.-based Ampacet. In a news release, officials said that the collection is designed to provide "an elegant silky surface treatment" as well as recyclability to packaging applications using virgin or recycled PET.
Silky Bliss "offers a sophisticated, modern look," enabling brand owners to increase product shelf appeal and consumer interaction, they added. The materials don't require mold changes, according to the company, resulting in shorter run times, increased production capacity and significant cost reductions.
Silky Bliss materials also can help processors meet the European Plastic Strategy & Circular Economy Action Plan's target recyclability rate of at least 50 percent for plastic packaging by 2025. Ampacet's Silky Bliss product range meets requirements to allow sorting with near-infrared optical sensors for recycling.
The collection features a very low light reaction for better readability of packaging graphics and text and includes six shades it calls: "diablo, akoya, crushed ice, mint breeze, Alaska and sakura." Officials said that the product range also can be customized with an unlimited number of colors.
Ampacet ranks as one of North America's 30 largest compounders and concentrate makers. The firm employs more than 2,000 at 25 manufacturing sites worldwide and has annual sales of more than $1 billion.