ScratchShield PET 7000076-E, designed for blow molding processes, is a two-in-one solution providing antiscratch protection as well as slip properties for PET preforms and bottles. This additive restructures the surface of PET plastics, preventing crack propagation to limit whitening and hazing effects caused by abrasion. Ampacet ScratchShield PET 7000076-E also significantly decreases the coefficient of friction (COF) of PET during preform production, blow molding, handling and transport. This additive significantly improves scratch and scuff resistance of preforms during conveyor belt handling.
ScratchShield 7000109-N, for use in translucent color and opaque blow-molded bottles, reduces the occurrence and severity of scuffs and scratches at both the preform stage and in blown bottles eliminating the need for atomized sprays.
In laboratory tests, ScratchShield dramatically reduced scuffs at load forces up to 100N (Newtons), and at forces lower than 25N scuffs were virtually eliminated in bottle-to-bottle scuff tests. Scuff visibility tests showed significant resistance to scuffing when PET bottles with ScratchShield were compared to PET bottles with no additives.
ScratchShield 7000109-N is well-suited for applications such as alcoholic beverages (low alcohol), automotive products, cleaning products, lotions, juices and soft drinks, pet care products and water cooler bottles.
The new ScratchShield additives join existing products in the ScratchShield family to enhance PP, ABS, PET, PE, Clear Polystrene, and HDPE materials.