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.