As with most industries, sustainability is consistently taking the mainstage for food and beverage packaging companies, and encouraging responsible business goals. PolyOne helped a particular customer displace nonrecyclable packaging.
ColorMatrix™ Lactra™ SX Light Blocking Additives for PET provided high-performance light blocking technology and enabled a recyclable alternative to long-life dairy packaging. Lactra™ enabled production of over 250 million recyclable containers annually. This additive is particularly suitable in packaging for ultra-high temperature (UHT) liquid dairy products, as these types of products have a longer shelf life, making them more susceptible to light-induced oxidation due to ambient storage conditions. UHT dairy products require special packaging consideration for long ambient shelf life, and ColorMatrix™ Lactra™ SX Light Blocking Additive provided a high-performance light blocking product.