Impressions Packaging Offers Heavy-Wall PET Bottles with Molded-in Frost Look


Tarrytown, NY, July 10, 2007 - Given the demand for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles having a high-end, frosted-glass look, Impressions Packaging has added a frosted grade to its PET Glass(TM) line of thick-walled PET bottles. The frosted effect is molded in, which eliminates the high cost of spray painting bottles to create this effect.

This antique look is offered in frost green, blue and natural shades. PET Glass Frost Effect bottles are made by injection stretch blow molding for use in the health and beauty aid, cosmetic, spa, specialty consumer and other applications. The company gains this look using a new masterbatch from Ampacet, the leading supplier of custom-color and special-effect masterbatches.

"Combining our heavy-wall PET bottles with the vintage look of internally frosted glass provides an especially attractive look and feel", said Rob Hyams, vice president and principal at Impressions Packaging. "These bottles combine the safety of plastic with the clean, premium appearance of frosted or sandblasted flint glass. The molded-in, frost-effect avoids the time and expense of a secondary coating step and the need for special handling to prevent damage to the coating."

As heavy-wall bottles having about twice the wall thickness of commodity PET bottles, PET(TM) Glass containers are virtually nonsqueezable and have the appearance of glass. They offer excellent depth of color, improved shelf life, high durability, and more consistent hot stamping and silk screening with minimal scrap, smudges or voids. When used in place of glass packaging, they lower shipping costs and reduce liability issues. They are available in standard rounds and cylinders in capacities of 100 to 240 ml (3.3 to 8.0 oz.), as well as in specialty colors and custom shapes.

About Impressions Packaging
Impressions Packaging Corporation, headquartered in Peachtree City, Ga., manufactures stretch blow molded plastic containers for cosmetics and specialty applications. It specializes in heavy-walled PET plastic bottles and produces standard rounds and cylinders, as well as custom bottles.

About Ampacet
Ampacet Corporation is a global masterbatch leader and offers the broadest range of custom color, special effect, black, white and specialty additive masterbatches for extrusion, molding and a multitude of other processes and applications. Founded in 1937, it now employs more than 1,500 people and has revenues exceeding $725 million. Headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., Ampacet Corporation operates technical and color development centers and manufacturing sites throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.

For more information on PET Glass Frost Effect bottles, contact: Impression Packaging Corporation, 375 Highway 74, Suite B, Peachtree City, GA 30269.
Ph: 770-632-2650. E-mail: info@impressionspackaging.com. Or visit: www.impressionspackaging.com.

For more information on Ampacet's new masterbatch for frosted PET packaging, contact: Eileen Ferguson, Ampacet Corporation, 660 White Plains Rd., Tarrytown, NY 10591. Tel: (914)631-6600. E-mail: eileen.ferguson@ampacet.com. Or visit: www.ampacet.com.

CAPTION: New thick-walled PET bottles from Impressions Packaging offer a molded-in, frosted look for use in health and beauty aid, cosmetic, spa and specialty consumer applications. The bottles, which are available in the company's PET Glass(TM) line, have the high-end appearance of vintage glass and come in frost green, blue and natural shades. The molded-in effect eliminates the need to spray paint a frosted appearance on the bottles. [A .jpeg of this image accompanies the release. If needed, contact Michael Bratnick at mbratnick@corecompr.com for another copy.]

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