PET UV Additive offers UVA protection with non-yellowing clarity.

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CrystalClear PET UV additive masterbatch permits bottle molders and sheet processers to produce clear, non-yellowed packages with UV protection to preserve product integrity, color, flavor, and nutrition. Offering protection up to 380 nm, it is recommended with LDR of 0.5-1% for use in standard bottle applications. Product is FDA-approved and will not contribute to plate-out issues during molding.

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Brilliantly Clear PET UVA Additive Achieves Impressive UVA Protection with Non-Yellowing Clarity - at More Favorable Cost

New, improved additive is 75% more effective than standard UVA for PET-with greater clarity

Tarrytown, NY: CrystalClear PET UV additive masterbatch from Ampacet permits bottle molders and sheet processers to offer brilliantly clear, non-yellowed packages with superior UV protection that preserves product integrity, color, flavor and nutritional value.

Unlike standard PET UV technology, which imparts an unsightly yellowish tint to the package, Ampacet's new CrystalClear UV additive achieves a clean, clear, non-yellow package with protection up to 380 nm that reinforces consumer appeal and underscores brand values.

Extra value CrystalClear UVA PET has been compounded for performance, clarity and cost efficiency. Optimum UVA performance, reported to be 75% more effective than current UVA products for PET, is achieved at lower cost since less than half the amount of UV additive is required. For a standard bottle application, a LDR of 0.5% to 1% is recommended (dependent on actual bottle thickness). A comparison study demonstrates that CrystalClear additive reduces the cost per pound by as much as 40% when compared to standard PET UV absorbers.

Easier-to-process CrystalClear UVA PET absorber is less volatile and more soluble than standard additives, and it won't contribute to plate-out issues during molding.

CrystalClear UVA PET absorber is FDA-approved.

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 molding and a multitude of other processes and applications. With 18 manufacturing sites located in 13 countries worldwide, Ampacet now employs more than 1,600 people and has revenues exceeding $790 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, please contact Ms. Eileen Ferguson,

Ampacet Sales Corporation, 660 White Plains Rd., Tarrytown, NY 1059

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