Solvay Specialty Polymers, in partnership with Husky Injection Molding Systems, is launching Verian™ High Barrier Polyester (HBP), a recyclable, innovative line of high-performance polymers that will enable a new generation of sustainable packaging solutions for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and films. The new polymer expands Solvay’s portfolio of specialty polymers for barrier packaging. “Working together with Husky, the development of Verian™ HBP highlights our robust capability to design cutting-edge and game-changing products and technology that will play a major role in high performing sustainable packaging solutions of the future,” said Augusto Di Donfrancesco, President Solvay’s Specialty Polymers GBU.
At the upcoming Drinktec 2017 tradeshow, Husky (Hall A4, Booth 338) will be running a HyPET® HPP5 fully integrated preform manufacturing system and will be demonstrating its ability to process Solvay’s Verian™ HBP for a 17gm carbonated soft drink application. By combining the benefits of its high-performing HyPET® HPP5 platform with an advanced melt delivery system and highly sophisticated controls, Husky’s Multi-Layer Technology delivers all-new capability that enables the most precise distribution of Verian™ HBP within a Multi-Layer preform.
“We are excited about our partnership with Solvay and the potential that Verian™ HBP presents in minimizing the impact PET packaging has on the environment,” said John Galt, Husky’s President and CEO. “We believe this development will open new growth opportunities for the next generation of high performance engineered PET packages, while ensuring compatibility with existing recycling streams.”