Plastic Technologies Announces oPTI® PET Technology Partnership to Aid in Speed-to-Market for Overmolded Bottles
Plastic Technologies, Inc.
1440 Timberwolf Dr.
Holland, OH, 43528
Press release date: May 6, 2014
Holland, Ohio – Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI), a global leader in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) package development, announces new technology partnerships to assist in the commercialization of its overmolded oPTIŪ lightweight foamed PET bottles.
The oPTI process produces bottles with striking visual and tactile attributes, ideal for applications seeking brand differentiation. It is based on MuCellŪ technology licensed from Trexel, Inc.
Foboha GmbH and Ferromatik Milacron GmbH have now joined PTI to improve speed-to-market and commercial viability for overmolded oPTI bottles.
The Foboha cube mold system has been designed from the ground up to maximize cavitation and minimize cost for overmolded parts. The goal was to increase production output criteria for the innovative oPTI inner layer and an overmolded traditional PET outer layer bottles. Coupling Foboha’s cube mold technology with Ferromatik Milacron’s injection molding platform results in an increased number of cavities in the mold, thereby significantly increasing the output.
"oPTI technology provides unparalleled appearance, with minimal chemical additives. This produces an ideal container for brand differentiation while still delivering recycling benefits. Brand owners will now have the combined expertise of PTI, Foboha, Ferromatik Milacron and Trexel supporting oPTI commercialization," said Scott Steele, president, PTI.
The overmolded oPTI bottle has been developed to deliver point-of-sale differentiation coupled with performance attributes at a cost significantly lower than single-use aluminum bottles, for example. Additionally, the technology can reduce the amount of expensive colorants used while still producing dynamic shelf appeal. The dual-layer structures also enable optimization of barrier attributes. For example, oxygen barrier can be added to the inner layer, while the outer can include a carbon dioxide barrier.
Brand managers, package designers and creative entities can now provide a dynamically differentiated package for premium products at a cost effective price. In some categories, embossed overmolded oPTIŪ containers could even reduce costly label requirements. Ideal applications include foods, beverages (wine, spirits, beer, juice, nutriceuticals, etc.) health and beauty aids, cosmetics, etc.
About Plastic Technologies
Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) is recognized worldwide as the preferred source for preform and package design, package development, rapid prototyping, pre-production prototyping, and material evaluation engineering for the plastic packaging industry. For more info: www.plastictechnologies.com.
Director of Marketing
Plastic Technologies, Inc.
1440 Timberwolf Drive
P.O. Box 964
Holland, OH 43528-0964
Phone: (419) 725-5613