Solvay Specialty Polymers is working in partnership with Husky Injection Moulding Systems to develop Verian HBP, a recyclable line of high-performance polymers that the companies claim will enable a new generation of sustainable packaging solutions for PET bottles and films.
At this week’s Drinktec show in Munich, Germany, Husky will be running a HyPET HPP5 fully integrated preform manufacturing system and will be demonstrating its ability to process Verian HBP for a carbonated soft drink application.
Augusto Di Donfrancesco, president of Solvay’s Specialty Polymers GBU, said: “Working together with Husky, the development of Verian HBP highlights our robust capability to design cutting-edge and game-changing products and technology that will play a major role in high performing sustainable packaging solutions of the future.”
Husky’s president John Galt added: “We are excited about our partnership with Solvay and the potential that Verian HBP presents in minimising the impact PET packaging has on the environment. We believe this development will open new growth opportunities for the next generation of high performance engineered PET packages, while ensuring compatibility with existing recycling streams.”