A clarified random co-polymer plastic bottle as clear as PET.
Advantages of Clarified ENVIROCLEAR® Compared to PET
SOURCE REDUCTION - ENVIROCLEAR® has a lower density than PET (0.9 versus approximately 1.35 g/cc) so less material is used per part.
COST REDUCTION - By virtue of it’s lower density and lower cost, ENVIROCLEAR® parts are typically less expensive.
HOT FILLABILITY - ENVIROCLEAR® has much better temperature resistance than PET, ENVIROCLEAR® can be hot filled at temperatures up to 212°F (100°C), making it the material of choice for products such as syrups, juices and peanut butter.
MOISTURE BARRIER - ENVIROCLEAR® gives five times the protection from moisture as PET, so ENVIROCLEAR® is an ideal material for food and drug packaging.
AESTHETICS - Injection stretch blow moulded bottles made from clarified ENVIROCLEAR® have clarity and gloss superior to PET bottles. ENVIROCLEAR® is easier to colour.
Advantages of Clarified ENVIROCLEAR® Compared to PVC
SOURCE REDUCTION - ENVIROCLEAR® has a significantly lower density than does PVC (0.9 versus 1.4), so significantly less material is used per part.
COST REDUCTION - By virtue or it’s lower density and lower price, ENVIROCLEAR® parts typically are less expensive.
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE - ENVIROCLEAR® has broad chemical resistance to organic chemical ingredients in consumer products, Additionally, because ENVIROCLEAR® contains no plasticizers, problems that result from plasticizer migration or solubilization do not occur.
AESTHETICS - Injection stretch blow moulded bottles are superior in clarity and appearance.
Advantages of Clarified ENVIROCLEAR® to HDPE
AESTHETICS - Clarified ENVIROCLEAR® is clearer and glossier than HDPE. Extrusion blow moulded bottles and thin walled food containers have a see-through clarity
COST - ENVIROCLEAR® and HDPE have comparable economics. Part aesthetics can be upgraded without a large investment in retooling or material costs.
HOT FILLABILITY - ENVIROCLEAR® is hot fillable up to 212°F(100°C). HDPE is not.
ORGANOLEPTICS - Clarified ENVIROCLEAR® bottles have superior organoleptic properties compared to HDPE.
Advantages of Clarified ENVIROCLEAR® Compared to Styrenics
SOURCE REDUCTION - ENVIROCLEAR® has a lower density than PS (0.9 versus approximately 1.5 g/cc), so less material is used per part.
IMPACT STRENGTH - ENVIROCLEAR® has much better impact strength than PS. This translates into less breakage of parts during manufacturing, shipping and handling.
SUPERIOR MOISTURE BARRIER - ENVIROCLEAR® bottles offer a minimum of ten times the moisture protection of PS. Or oriented PS bottles.
LIVING HINGE - Clarified ENVIROCLEAR® forms a living hinge, allowing for innovated parts designs not possible with styrenics.
COST EFFICIENT - Clarified ENVIROCLEAR® offers far better economics that styrene copolymers (e.g.. SAN) and favourable economics compared to PS.
Advantages of Clarified ENVIROCLEAR® Compared to Glass
DURABILITY - Packaging made from clarified ENVIROCLEAR® offers superior product protection — significantly less breakage or damage during shipping, handling and use.
DESIGN FLEXIBILITY - ENVIROCLEAR® parts can be made from a variety of methods (blow moulding, injection moulding, extrusion, thermoforming). Living hinge, capability and versatile physical properties allow great flexibility in part design.
ENVIRONMENTAL - ENVIROCLEAR® can be recycled in either dedicated facilities or as a component of the HDPE recycling stream. ENVIROCLEAR® can also be very cleanly incinerated (19.850 BTU/lb.). ENVIROCLEAR® bottles weight significantly less than glass bottles, thus energy is saved transporting product packaged in ENVIROCLEAR® bottles compared to glass bottles.