Materials Science

New PETG grades with enhanced transparency for glass-like applications

VELOX GmbH, one of Europe’s leading solution providers of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, additives and paint & coatings industries, is offering a new, enhanced range of Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG) for  injection moulding and film extrusion applications.

VELOX’s long-term partner SK Chemicals (South Korea) has recently modified its bio-based ECOZEN co-polyester lines, significantly improving their  transparency  and  performance.  In particular, the  cosmetic  packaging industry,  food,  and  household  & consumer  goods  markets  may benefit  from  the  new development.

“The new ECOZEN portfolio is further adding value to the needs of the cosmetic and packaging industries  by  providing  a  highly  transparent, heat-as  well  as chemical resistant polymer”, comments François Minec, General Manager at VELOX. “The colour tone of the material has been  drastically  improved,  having  become  perfectly  suited  for  clear  crystal- or  glass-like applications.”

 ECOZEN is an eco-friendly solution, containing an appropriate amount of bio-mass and is free  of Bisphenol A. Further  benefits  of  the  material  are  easy  processing, energy efficiency, high printability, excellentrecyclability as well as impact strength.