The LNO w resin is ideal for packages not subjected to heat during the filling process or consumer usage and can be used at 100% or blended with virgin PET.
The rPET product targets both blow molded and thermoformed applications for water, cold-filled beverages, deli trays and fruit tubs.
LNO w is said to be 5-8% less expensive than Phoenix’s rPET grades used for containers that are subjected to thermal situations, depending on raw material costs and price fluctuations.
Lori Carson, director of commercial operations, Phoenix Technologies, said as the conditions of use are expanded the decontamination process gets more rigorous.
“These cold-filled, frozen or ambient-use applications do not involve a thermal process. That means they can use a resin that has been produced under milder processing conditions. LNO w resin combines ideal properties with desirable cost attributes for these applications.”