Gabriel-Chemie Group offers a new generation of masterbatches improving quality of PET wares
PET often generates acetaldehyde during the melting process. The taste and odour of mineral waters in particular may be affected by acetaldehyde migrating from the bottle into beverages. A new development of Gabriel-Chemie - an acetaldehyde scavenger additive masterbatch - is the reliable solution for achieving specified content levels of acetaldehyde in PET wares. This masterbatch can also be used as a colour/additive combination masterbatch.
Gabriel-Chemie Group is specialized in the colouring and refining of plastics. The company was founded in 1950 and is today one of the leading masterbatch producers in Europe. The independent, privately owned group has its headquarters in Gumpoldskirchen, Austria, subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, in Hungary and the Czech Republic and a joint venture in Germany. The group of companies with over 350 employees has annual turnover of 60 million euros. The group-wide R&D centres are committed to continuous improvement of existing products and active development of new solutions for customers.
Beside this Gabriel-Chemie offers a brand new additive product portfolio for PET:
- chain extender - a reactive additive solution capable of upgrading the quality of recycled PET and broaden its applications as high quality recycled PET.
- antiblock masterbatch - offers excellent antiblock properties, reduces adhesion when winding or unwinding film reels and allows cut sheets without damaging the surface.
- slip masterbatch - has two main purposes: to decrease the coefficient of friction in order to prevent preforms from being scratched during transportation, and also to increase the density of preforms that can be packed in containers, enabling heavier container loads.
- UV absorber - with low volatility and exceptional light absorbing characteristics. This additive protects the bottle's content from UV rays, thereby improving and preserving the technical and visual performance of the product.
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