The traditional "take, make and dispose” extractive industrial model is being replaced with the concept of a restorative and regenerative circular economy.
PET, the most widely recycled plastic in the world, is at the forefront of this move to sustainability. Its properties allow for superior innovation, both in terms of package design and performance, allowing manufacturers to meet customer needs for new and sophisticated product profiles with shelf-popping options.
Besides separate collection and proper sorting of various PET packaging products, design for recycling is a major tool that can help boost their circularity.
At Sukano, we remain at the forefront of this journey. It is aligned with the core pillars that have defined the success of the company over the past 30 years: pioneering ideas combined with technical expertise. The company launches a global campaign to lead the #wearepartofthesolution platform to deliver improved social standards demanded by consumers and society via proven scientific performance and technology.
SUKANO® Melt Enhancer Masterbatches allows you to upcycle instead of just recycle. This masterbatch ensures uniform cell structure, improving mechanical performance and processing stability enabling the use of recycled PET in bottles or trays packaging. Since different end applications require different product performances – and processing technology is not uniform at every industrial center – our specialists can help develop the most accurate and appropriate reactive chemistry to allow you enjoy the greatest value over benefit ratio.
SUKANO® Anti-yellowing Masterbatches neutralizes the visual effects of heat history and impurities from contaminated, low quality bales and recycled PET, improving optical clarity and appearance, allowing use of RPET content to increase.
SUKANO® Impact Modifier Masterbatches enable producers to include a higher dosage of RPET in the core layer of the end application, while maintaining (or even improving) the cost base and film performance.
Pioneered SUKANO® Slip/Antiblock Masterbatches for PET reduces the coefficient of friction (COF) of films and cut sheets. This allows deep drawn applications to demold and denest much more easily, films have less tendency to stick during winding an unwinding, and thermoformed parts are destacked without surface abrasion. Beyond that, the masterbatch helps improve processing, printability and transparency.
SUKANO® NIR-detectable Black and other Colors may be the absence of visible light, but that should not make it undetectable. In fact, black and any other color can – and should – be detected by sorting equipment. After stringently following EPBP (European PET bottle platform - https://www.epbp.org/) design guidelines, Sukano successfully submitted a black masterbatch portfolio to the sorting machine technology leaders in France to certify our portfolio for detectability. We are happy to share the results with you. Contact us for all the details you may need.
SUKANO® Combi Masterbatches - Imagine a world where only “one single type of plastic” exists and they can all be mixed up for future plastics articles manufacture. This is actually achievable today – Sukano can help you #designforrecyclability as #wearepartofthesolution. Let us know which polymers are being wasted or still do not have an ideal end of life, and we will offer you technical suggestions to reuse them, ensuring no leakage from the plastics industry value chain.
The current challenges faced by the plastic industry present a complex challenge in which everyone must do their part. Circular thinking is everyone’s duty, and achieving the goals of a circular economy will require commitment from all parties to responsible use, recover and re-use. Let’s be part of the solution together. Sukano is ready to help as #wearepartofthesolution
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