Schindellegi, Switzerland, August 16, 2016 – Sukano, a world leader in the development and production of additive and colour masterbatches for polyester and specialty resins, is proudly launching its latest matting agent additives masterbatches for biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) flexible packaging applications and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) rigid packaging bottles, enabling a total gloss control of the final desired product appearance.
This broad portfolio of matting performance masterbatches allows customers to make packaging with sophisticated look and feel available at affordable let down ratios. By enabling total gloss control of the final desired product appearance, designers are finally able to have total creative freedom with regard to gloss/matte control for packaging of their end products, including high light transmission.
Sukano’s new additions to its matting agent masterbatch portfolio enable converters to provide high-performance PET bottles with a polyolefin-like low gloss visual look, while retaining all of the benefit of the performance and features of PET-based packaging.
For BOPET film applications, Sukano’s experts have specifically developed a new formula of matting agent to make uncoated BOPET films appear very similar to coated flexible packaging, in terms of visual aesthetics and low gloss effect. This new innovative matting agent masterbatch enables customers to finally consider coating replacement.
As a world leader in the market for PET and BOPET applications, Sukano is continuously looking for ways to improve the look and feel of end products.
“Our innovations are the translation of brand owner’s needs, reflected by consumer preferences. Our latest matting agent additive masterbatch is just one example of our focused, agile reaction to market needs, driven by our expertise”, explains Alessandra Funcia, head of marketing.
Sukano is seeing very rapid and sustainable growth globally. In response to the increased demand for its products and services, significant investments are being made this year, including the installation of a Karo IV stretching machine from Brückner and a multilayer coextrusion flat film line from Dr. Collin.
Both machines will be installed at Sukano’s global research and development center in Switzerland. As a result, the company will be able to produce multilayered films as well as orient monoaxial and biaxial films in-house for customers worldwide. This unique offer from Sukano will drastically shorten development times and speed up time to market for customers, while reducing development costs.