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High performance copolyester sparkles for disposable packaging

Perstorp : 16 September, 2013  (New Product)
Akestra is a remarkable plastic with a sparkling glass-like appearance that is sure to enhance both disposable and reusable packaging. Perstorp has formed a strategic partnership with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical to develop and distribute this exciting co-polyester throughout Europe. In the long term, both companies will jointly establish a production platform in Europe for the raw material used in these co-polyesters.
High performance copolyester sparkles for disposable packaging
The unique properties of Akestra make it an important alternative to polycarbonate, polystyrene and glass. It can be used as a polystyrene replacement for heat resistant thin-wall containers, a polycarbonate replacement for durable “dishwasher proof” transparent products and a glass replacement for hot-fill food containers. The high glass transition temperature, combined with its amorphous and high strength properties make it attractive in food packaging. The material can also be easily blended with other plastics to improve their properties.
 
Clarity, heat resistance and high melt strength are properties that open up a wide range of design opportunities particularly in packaging. The high melt strength of Akestra makes it particularly suitable for extrusion blow moulding as well as extrusion foaming processes. In combination with PET, it creates a finer cell structure, allowing further weight savings in structural and packaging foam applications.
 
When used in co-extrusion sheets for thermoforming, Akestra exceeds the heat resistance of polystyrene for hot-fill applications and, by using recycled PET, it can contribute to more sustainable packaging. 
 
The Perstorp Group is presenting copolyesters, including Akestra, at the K Fair 2013.
 
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