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LIGHTER® PET

Producer: Equipolymers
Polymer type PET

Lighter® polyethylene terephtalate(PET) from Equipolymers, a 50/50 joint venture between Dow Chemical and PIC from Kuwait, is a leading PET brand in Europe serving the food packaging and blister packaging market.

Lighter® PET is a stiff transparent polymer with high barrier properties offering lightweight substation of glass and other materials.

General info

Lighter® is an exceptional material which offers rigidity, transparency and impact at low cost. Lighter® PET is mainly used in ISBM (Injection Stretch Blow Moulding) and thermoforming but can also be used in injection moulding applications. The production site is located in Schkopau (GER).

LIGHTER® PET offers:

  • Excellent gloss, transparency & clarity
  • Exceptional organoleptical performance (taste & odour)
  • Excellent oxygen barrier
  • Excellent moisture barrier
  • Easy to shape, print & emboss
  • Good impact properties
  • High rigidity which allows lighter packaging than ever before
  • Low shrinkage
  • 100% recyclable

Typical applications

Bottles for drinks and cosmetics, blisters, thermoformed food containers, extruded pipes for posters protection, different IM applications such as shelf dividers, car plate covers, etc.

Portfolio

Current PET Lighter® portfolio includes 2 series:

  • LIGHTER® C-series: Standard range of different viscosity
  • LIGHTER® S-series: Grades with enhanced infrared heating rates

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