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oPTI® Bottle Technology
oPTI® technology creates new generation of PET packaging
The oPTI® lightweight foamed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container blow molding process is available in monolayer or overmolded options.
oPTI® provides brand owners with a broader range of PET container aesthetics and performance capabilities than previously possible. For example, the process enables white or silvery colored bottles to be made without additives which can limit package recycling. Containers also have a unique surface feel and provide tactile “traction” which minimizes slipping. This process also blow molds details more prominently which enables decorations, such as embossed logos, to stand out better.
The overmolded options have been developed to deliver point-of-sale differentiation coupled with performance attributes. (This includes an oPTI® inner layer and an overmolded traditional PET outer layer or a traditional PET inner layer with oPTI® technology used to produce the external layer). The dual layer structures also enable barrier customization. For example, oxygen barrier can be added to the inner layer, while the outer is made with carbon dioxide barrier.
Further, the oPTI® process pushes the door wide-open to developing visual aesthetics and tactile feel that have not previously been experienced in many categories.
Colorants can be used in conjunction with either layer in the overmolded configuration to achieve spectacular visual impact. Additionally, brand support via high embossing capability is possible when using the oPTI® technology on the outer layer.
In addition to PET, the foam bottle technology is applicable to other resins such as polylactic acid (PLA) and polyethylene naphthalate (PEN).
Packagers continue to be on the hunt for the ideal container that can deliver a strong brand message, while still achieving performance, cost and environmental objectives. Whether you are trying to commercialize a special event package, an attention-grabbing personal care product, a single-serve beer container, a premium spirit/wine or a gourmet food item, oPTI® offers multiple benefits for your brand.