Constar International is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) plastic packaging, with over 50 years of development and manufacturing know how. A world leader in the soft drinks packaging industry, Constar has been at the forefront of technological advancement in multi-layer and monolayer PET barriers. Constar continue to expand, diversifying into other areas of the drinks markets including juices, ready-to-drink teas, enhanced vitamin waters, energy drinks and wine, whilst continually developing their existing high performance barrier markets.
Constar provides leading oxygen barrier technologies for their PET bottles to protect the premium nature of the product and to meet the high demand for extended shelf life requirements. Constar’s Oxbar, MonOxbar and latest glass clarity Diamond Clear technology all provide the highest possible barrier performance for a PET package, keeping the product looking and tasting fresh.
At Constar’s UK facility, the Systech Illinois 8700 oxygen permeation analyser is an invaluable R&D resource for new packaging development, allowing the development team to test and validate new packages in-house. Richard Andrew, New Product Development Manager says, “The Systech permeation equipment allows us to understand our package performance, validate new developments and gives valuable data that speeds up the time to market. Having this equipment in-house has significantly improved our capabilities”.