Plastic additive masterbatches are now the key products that are receiving a lot of attention from many manufacturers in the plastic industry. SUKANO – a company specializing in supplying plastic additives masterbatches came from Switzerland – recently announced that they will launch a new generation master batch (called Mobility Aid) for the manufacture of PET bottles according to ISBM technology (Molded Blow Stretch Injection).
Why does SUKANO want to create new plastic additive mastebatches?
With this plastic additive masterbatches, the plastic bottle production process will be more optimized compared to the previous time at the point in which the manufacturer does not need a spray coating aids on their production conveyor and robot systems. Previously, each bottle underwent a free-rotation state when it passed through the production conveyor. This situation occurs frequently and will easily lead to the congestion in the production line.
What are the advantages of this new plastic masterbatches supplied by SUKANO?
Mobility Aid from SUKANO is a new generation plastic additive masterbatches in the plastic industry dedicated to be the first commercially distributed PET master batch on the current market. When mixing this plastic additive with a primary PET or RPET resin at low concentrations, they will evenly disperse in the material structure, altering the surface of the material and thereby reducing the COF (coefficient of friction). The chief technology and operation officer of SUKANO in the US, John Price, revealed that a US customer of SUKANO has confirmed that ever since using these new masterbatches, the error rate occurred during their manufacturing process has reduced 6 times compared to the time when none kind of plastic additives is in usage.
It can be said that this masterbatches play the same role as silicone used in plastic industry. When adding silicone to a mixture of PET materials, manufacturers can reduce the friction and protect the transparency of the material. Therefore, this plastic additive master batch is suitable to be applied to the production line of transparent or semi-translucent plastic bottles, especially plastic bottles containing cosmetics, detergents, cleaners as well as which are used in food and beverage industry.
What are the advantages of Mobility Aid plastic additives other than reducing friction?
In addition, using the new plastic additives Mobility Aid masterbatches of SUKANO also helps the master batch manufacturers to avoid the risk of final products being contaminated with microorganisms on their surface without using any other traditional additives. In addition, consistency and uniformity that the dispersion capacity of this masterbatches can achieve help manufacturers optimize their production processes by reducing many steps and materials in the processing process, especially the materials and steps require the adhesion, such as labeling and printing process on the product surface.
Mobility Aid plastic additive masterbatches are in accordance with European PET plastic bottle regulations
Nowadays, many people and governments in the world, especially in developed countries, are more and more aware of the environmental issues. Economic benefits are no longer the only concern of manufacturers. The new generation of Mobility Aids plastic additives masterbatches has been researched and developed according to the standards of PET bottles in Europe (EPBP – European PET Bottle Platform). These standards serve to drive innovation in the plastics and master batch industry by offering the most advanced PET bottle manufacturing solutions, with a particular focus on utilizing as much the recycled PET plastic resources as possible. In addition, this EPBP standard system is also used to evaluate existing techniques and technologies in the plastic packaging industry from PET. In general, this regulation is considered to have an impact on economic and environmental sustainability in the value chain of PET resin.