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Additive package conveys icy image

The challenge: make polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of Russian Prince vodka look "cold". The solution: A masterbatch from Clariant that gives the PET bottle a frosted glass appearance.Yvon Ga...

March 1, 2000   Canadian Plastics



The challenge: make polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of Russian Prince vodka look “cold”. The solution: A masterbatch from Clariant that gives the PET bottle a frosted glass appearance.

Yvon Garneau, sales manager for Clariant Masterbatches Division-Canada, explains how the frosted look is achieved. “We had to make sure that the colorant was dispersed correctly and that the final appearance of the blown bottle was consistent. Bacardi-Martini Canada Inc. had been having problems with swirls and color imperfections on the finished product.

“Our solution involved adjusting the additive masterbatch package, moving to a micropellet to aid distribution and setting the processing parameters to ensure the final frosted-glass appearance.”

For the Russian Prince bottle, Massiplast (Mississauga, Ont. – formerly Mag-Plastic) molds the preform, and Pet Pak Containers (Mississauga) blow molds the bottles.

Clariant Masterbatches Division-Canada 800/265-3773

Circle Reader Service No. 190


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