Owens-Illinois cuts delamination
technology in the use ofSurBond barrier material that is said to
greatly reduce delamination in a multi-layer packagingstructure.
Materials engineers at Owens-Illinois have developed a new technology in the use ofSurBond barrier material that is said to greatly reduce delamination in a multi-layer packagingstructure.
"This material will provide enhanced protection against delamination," saidSteve Carter, sales director of Owens-Illinois Plastics, Europe. "Delamination undersome conditions of handling and use is not aesthetically pleasing,particularly in highly embossed and decorated containers. The use of SurBondbarrier material goes a long way toward solving this problem."
The company says that products featuring this new technology are expected to hit store shelves later this year.
SurBond barrier material will be used in the company's patented SurShotSMmulti-layer injection technology process. Packages that use the new technology can be filled on the current lines - so no adjustments by the filler are needed.
"For years, companies have been trying to develop delamination resistantpassive barrier technology for small and large size containers - and now we've done it," said Steve Carter.
Owens-Illinois is one of the world's leading manufacturers of plasticcontainers, glass containers and closure systems. O-I Plastics Group, Europeoffers food and beverage companies materials,processes and technologies for both monolayer and barrier PET containers andfor closures. Covering research, design, testing and manufacturing, O-IPlastics Group has locations in the UK, the Netherlands, Finland and Hungary and isa single source for a wide range of food and beverage packagingsolutions.