PolyOne Features ColorMatrix Gas Barrier Solutions for Food and Beverage Packaging at Feiplastic 2013

SÃO PAULO - ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation and a global leader in liquid color and additives for plastics, is showcasing specialized oxygen barrier solutions at Feiplastic 2013 this week in Brazil (Stand D68). These barrier solutions, including AmosorbT and AmosorbT SolO2 concentrates, help customers in Latin America maintain brand integrity by preserving quality and extending the shelf life of their products.

"PolyOne offers high-performance ColorMatrix barrier solutions that enable processors to manage product protection for oxygen-sensitive contents in a precise way, while enjoying the increased sustainability and total cost-in-use improvements that are possible with lighter weight PET materials," explains Cristina Sato, general manager, ColorMatrix Latin America.

The benefits customers receive from these specialty gas barrier formulations include:

• Container light weighting: Brands can switch to lighter weight PET packaging for lower energy- and cost-intensive transportation compared to alternative materials. The ability to reduce PET wall thickness without compromising product protection helps deliver additional raw material and distribution savings.

• Processing and purchasing flexibility: AmosorbT and AmosorbT SolO2 concentrates can be used with any grade of PET for mono and multi-layer containers and thermoformed sheet applications. Formulations can be easily added to existing PET pellet melt systems for operational efficiency.

• Food safety and enhanced recyclability: ColorMatrix gas barrier additives are 100% recyclable and meet global food safety regulations.

Added to the base resin, AmosorbT and AmosorbT SolO2 concentrates provide an active barrier against oxygen ingress to extend the shelf life of non-carbonated products such as wine, fruit juices, teas, UHT milk and tomato-based products. For carbonated beverages such as beer and sparkling wines, AmosorbT SolO2 concentrate delivers active O2 scavenging performance together with a passive oxygen / CO2 barrier to prolong shelf life.

PolyOne is also featuring additional ColorMatrix specialty solutions at Feiplastic, including liquid colorants for thermoplastics and a range of additives designed to improve aesthetics and processing performance for injection molded applications.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2012 revenues of $2.9 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.  

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