Cutting e quipment for APET
should be well maintained and sharp.
The facility, which is focused on producing PET resin and APET
sheet, is on schedule for launch in the fourth quarter of 2008.
The inherent barrier properties of APET
, which protect the product from mechanical damage and degradation, make it the packaging material of first choice for many convenience foods.
An additional bonus was the ability to change over to APET
without the need for a major investment in new tools and machinery.
Again using an insert to an existing tool to help keep costs down, Faerch Plast designed the tray to 54mm in depth to accommodate the sausage rolls, using extra thick APET
sheets to obtain the depth and adding ribs to the design to give added strength to the pack.
The 330,000 metric ton PET resin and APET
sheet facility is scheduled to start-up in August 2008.
It provides Pactiv with the opportunity to participate in the fast growing APET
food packaging market that has had a compound average annual growth rate of 6 percent.
Produced from APET
(Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthalate) with 50% recycled content and perforated to allow each of the four compartments to be separated and popped into a lunch box, the containers are currently on sale in the fresh produce section of Morrison's supermarkets.
contains up to 25% post-consumer recycled content and boasts color, clarity, and processability equivalent to 100% virgin APET
for thermoformed food packaging.
Oman-based petrochemicals leader targets 20 percent global market share for APET
A giant PET resin plant scheduled to start up later this year in Salalah, Oman, will produce the first calendered APET
sheet using melt directly from a reactor.
There was also plenty of news in materials, including a new tie-layer resin that bonds acrylic to TPO, the emergence of cyclic olefin copolymers (COCs) as modifiers for thermoformed polyolefins, and a new supplier of APET
with ambitious plans to become the industry's leading producer.