Omya launches OmyaPET

By Jim Cornall contact

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The new OmyaPET is an opacifier for the production of white opaque PET bottles or white opaque BOPET film and ensures a lower environmental footprint in, for example, UHT milk bottles.
The new OmyaPET is an opacifier for the production of white opaque PET bottles or white opaque BOPET film and ensures a lower environmental footprint in, for example, UHT milk bottles.

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Swiss industrial mineral provider Omya International AG has launched OmyaPET, a new product family of functionalized calcium carbonates for PET applications.

The market introduction will begin in Europe and will later be expanded to other regions.

The company said the new OmyaPET is a cost-effective opacifier for the production of white opaque PET bottles or white opaque BOPET film and ensures a lower environmental footprint in, for example, UHT milk bottles. The company added OmyaPET improves the production costs for bottles without compromising on mechanical and optical properties.

OmyaPET meets EU 10/2011 food contact requirements and is made from selected products certified by Bureau Veritas as 100% recycled material.

Omya is a global producer of industrial minerals – mainly derived from calcium carbonate, dolomite and perlite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals.

The company provides product solutions that contribute to its customers' competitiveness and productivity in multiple industries such as construction, paper & board, polymers, food and personal & home care. Omya also provides environmental solutions targeting the agriculture, water and energy markets. Omya has a global presence extending to more than 175 locations in more than 50 countries with 9,000 employees.

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