Published On: Sat, Jul 4th, 2009

ColorMatrix to Launch Advanced Barrier Technology at Drinktec 2009

olorMatrix, the leading global innovator in plastic liquid colourants and additives, will launch Amosorb® SolO2, a high performance PET barrier technology, at Drinktec 2009. This new technology ensures extended product protection and longer shelf-life in oxygen-sensitive beverages, particularly beers, wines and juices.

ColorMatrix will also show its customised dosing systems and DosiXpress™, a web-based colour match, development and delivery system which gives customers complete control of colour development, sampling and ordering. A new blocking solution for the dairy sector will be unveiled, which promises improved process capability while extending shelf-life and optimising container appearance.

Amosorb SolO2 is the latest addition to ColorMatrix’s renowned Amosorb range of O2 scavengers. It combines oxygen scavenging with barrier properties, providing essential protection from O2 ingress, CO2 loss and potential product degradation. Colour can be added simply, so brand owners and converters can perfect the aesthetics of their products. Specifically developed for oxygen-sensitive beverages, where empty bottle storage may be required, Amosorb SolO2 can delay CO2 egress by up to 30 days and protect from O2 ingress for up to four months longer than PET with standard Amosorb. Amosorb SolO2 can be used with any type of PET resin and is suitable for both mono-layer and multi-layer PET containers. Easy to handle and use, it complies fully with EU and FDA food contact legislation.

ColorMatrix’s DosiXpress system, widely used in other industry sectors, has now been adapted specifically for the PET packaging market. DosiXpress streamlines colour development for converters and brand owners. Accelerating this process enables significant time savings and efficiency improvements, including inventory and waste reduction. Colour matching and ordering can take place at any time, seven days a week, with orders normally being fulfilled within 24 hours. DosiXpress therefore enables ColorMatrix’s customers a more synchronised design process and improved responsiveness and speed to market. The company will also showcase its MiniMetrix™ advanced dosing system for quick and clean colour changes.

In line with its inventive credentials, ColorMatrix will unveil a second new product at Drinktec. Aimed at the dairy industry, the revolutionary technology will offer improved processing and high performance light blocking alongside enhanced container aesthetics.

Experts will be vailable to discuss ColorMatrix’s complete range of products and services, including liquid colourants, oxygen scavengers, slip agents, reheat additives and UV and light absorbers. Visitors can learn more at ColorMatrix’s stand 345 in hall B3, where the company will hold a prize draw to win an iPhone 3G S. Additionally, they can attend the presentation from ColorMatrix’s global development director, Mark Frost, at the 3rd PET World Congress being held alongside Drinktec.