Placon OxyStar patented technology for PET material makes oxygen ingress zero

Placon continues to be a sustainable, thermoform packaging innovation leader with their latest patent pending recyclable oxygen limitation material called OxyStar.

Why OxyStar?

Number one challenge is concluding out how to help the food last longer when producing the custom food packaging. Direct oxygen contact with perishable products has been a difficulty for food manufacturers initially, but not anymore. 

First-of-its-kind – OxyStar PET

Introducing the world’s first recyclable PET barrier material, OxyStar. Today, the most extensive barrier solutions are classified as a #7 recycling symbol that cannot be recycled. The OxyStar PET barrier material has a #1 recycling symbol, providing the package to be put behind into the PET recycling stream to be used over frequently. Producing a package that gives your products a better way to stay fresher for longer and extends product shelf life while making a sustainable impact is how we make only more suitable packaging.

A sweet story of recycle logo and plastic

Almost Zero Ingress

Placons OxyStar barrier material utilizes an active oxygen barrier that stops oxygen ingress within a free radical chain reaction inside the packaging sidewalls. Everywhere the shelf life of the OxyStar active agent, the oxygen ingress will be near zero. The OxyStar is made using PET material, which allows it to be the prime barrier material with the #1 recycling symbol. This is the key to warranting that we continue to support a close-loop recycling stream for PET plastics.

“Our OxyStar PET barrier material is making a sustainable explication to the barrier packaging space that we have not seen earlier,” said Brian Hodek, Placon Food Processor Sales Manager. “Being capable of creating a barrier packaging solution that uses the #1 recycle symbol to save a closed-loop reuse stream helping support our mission and thought as a packaging company,” said Hodek. 

“This limit application took significant time to develop, but our team has now started working with the key customers across the United States and we anticipate many more customers examining the OxyStar as we start generating new custom food packaging in the coming months,” said Hodek.

Food waste solution – OxyStar

Direct oxygen contact with perishable food significantly decreases the shelf life of oxygen-sensitive products, increases food waste, and shrinks profits for producers. Food waste is the only most significant component of waste in landfills today. Placon’s OxyStar product will help build a closed-loop PET recycling stream as it can be used repeatedly as this packaging application designates the #1 PET to recycle symbol.

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Vihaan Nagal

संवेष्टन अभियान्ता | Packaging Engineer | Verpackung Ingenieur *Free time blogger *Believe in packaging reform (say naa to orthodox packaging) My life lies between degradable and non-degradable material.

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