The global preference for plastics in consumer packaging has led to explosive growth and the production of hundreds of millions of containers for different applications per year. Plastic packaging is convenient, safe, lighter weight, and the most cost-effective way to protect and deliver consumer products, including food and beverages, all over the world.
Along with the tremendous benefits that plastics bring to society, there is also a responsibility to ensure plastic waste does not end up in the environment. As the technology and economics of global reclamation infrastructure continue to improve, Avient is proud to be working closely with our customers to develop innovative solutions that support a circular economy. Our technologies help to reduce material usage, improve container recyclability, and improve physical performance and reuse potential of recycled materials.
ColorMatrixTM CaptureTM Oxygen Scavenger is an emerging technology for the monolayer PET packaging market. It works to create an active barrier against oxygen ingress, helping to enhance product protection and extend shelf life. This fully recyclable oxygen barrier has APR Critical Guidance Recognition. It provides clarity with no negative impact to the recycle stream.
ColorMatrixTM SmartHeatTM RHC is an APR accredited, patent protected, liquid dispersion process aid that reduces the amount of energy required during bottle manufacture and improves recyclability of PET over time.
ColorMatrixTM OpticaTM Toners for PET improve color tone with recycle friendly colorants and reduce carbon emissions through improved bottle blowing efficiencies while enabling increased amounts of postconsumer recycled (PCR) content.
OnColorTM Brilliant Metallic Colorants allows a package to be sorted and recycled by replacing paint and secondary finishes.
ColorMatrixTM rePrizeTM IV Builder helps improve the physical and aesthetic properties of the reclaimed PET plastics and reduces energy consumption of solid state polymerization (SSP).
HIFORMERTM Liquid Polymer Processing Aid provides sustainability and production benefits for packaging film suppliers such as longer production runs, reduced energy consumption and reduced waste.
OnColorTM IR Sortable Black Colorants include detectable colorants to allow reclaimed dark plastics, such as those found in food trays, to be detected and properly recycled by automated sorters.
RejoinTM PCR Masterbatch uses PCR as a carrier resin, effectively allowing a bottle or part to be manufactured with 100% PCR.