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Barrier Technologies: efficiency, cost, challenges

This course is a practical introduction to the technology of barrier enhancements for PET bottles. It gives a broad overview of all techniques, lists costs and details how barrier enhancements should be approached.
Topics include:
– Shelf life considerations
– Products and their banes
– Discussion of available technologies
– Multi-layer
– Coating
– Additives
– Mono-layer materials
Details on
– Cost
– Efficiency
– Aesthetics
– Recycling issues
– Barrier improvement factor and its pitfalls
– Light weighing and barriers
– Dangers to the recycling stream
Who should attend?
Engineers and managers at brand owners and converters that need to know the details of the various technologies.