Why protect against UV light?
Brand owners are using more natural ingredients as well as special additives, active ingredients and striking colors to differentiate their products in the market. Many of these ingredients are sensitive to UV light, which can have a negative impact on taste, fragrance, nutritional value and aesthetic appeal. To prevent degradation, products need to be protected from sunlight and indoor lighting during warehousing, distribution, retail display and post-purchase storage. Failure to provide this protection shortens shelf life, increases supply costs, leads to quality complaints and returns, and will ultimately damage a brand’s image.
‘Clean label’ products and simpler processes
To protect their products against UV light, brand owners previously had to change their formulations, adding high loadings of stabilizers, preservatives and other additives. ClearShield UV absorbers offer an easier and more cost-effective ‘clean label’ alternative by incorporating UV protection into the PET package itself. ClearShield-modified PET also overcomes many performance issues linked to traditional technologies including unwanted color, migration, bloom and plate-out. Effective at low loadings, the additive is supplied as an easy feeding homogenous liquid or in commercially available resins and is compliant for food contact applications.
Making packaging more sustainable
ClearShield contributes to more efficient production processes while also simplifying recycling streams and protecting the environment.
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