Eastman Chemical Company: UV-Guard Pet

To protect against harmful UV rays that degrade flavors, colors, and vitamins found in sports and energy drinks, fruit juices, and fortified waters, Eastman Chemical now offers Vitiva PET for clear packaging of beverages.

Containing a nonadditive UV absorber bound directly to the polymer chain, Vitiva is said to offer production benefits that deliver consistent, quality packaging. The drop-in replacement for standard PET blocks UV light to 370 nm, is capable of efficient blow-molding output rates, and can accommodate 1-, 1.5-, and 2-stage bottle production.

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