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INVISTA exhibits its latest barrier resin technology at Brau Beviale 2010

New packaging technology for oxygen-sensitive food and beverages such as juice, wine and sauces

INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated polymers and fibers producers, will display its portfolio of barrier PET packaging resins at Brau Beviale, Hall 4/4-143, Nov. 10-12, 2010, in Nürnberg, Germany, next week.

INVISTA will be showcasing its PolyShield® resin, a monolayer PET barrier resin that meets the shelf life and barrier requirements of oxygen-sensitive food and beverages, including beer. INVISTA’s latest innovation OxyClear® barrier resin, a new crystal clear oxygen ingress barrier tailored for oxygen-sensitive food and beverages, such as juice, tea, wine and sauces, will be also presented at the exhibition.

“PolyShield® resin has proven in commercial applications around the world that it can meet the rigorous performance criteria demanded by brewers,” said Torsten Schmidt, Business Director PET Packaging Resins, EMEA. “PolyShield® resin not only meets the performance expectations of brewers but it also provides a cost-effective packaging alternative that is recyclable within the colored PET stream.”

PolyShield® resin features an oxygen and passive carbonation barrier when combined with MXD6.  This resin provides outstanding clarity for tinted bottles.PolyShield® resin/MXD6 blends can be processed on standard PET preform and bottle manufacturing equipment. This technology provides a cost-effective solution to brand owners that need high-barrier PET bottle packaging to protect and differentiate their products.

OxyClear® barrier resin is based on the reliable and proven PolyShield® resin plus an oxidizable polyester.  OxyClear® barrier resin is a polyester-based system that contains no nylon- or nitrogen. This resin protects highly oxygen sensitive foods and beverages against oxygen ingress beyond 12 months.  In addition, OxyClear® barrier resin has the equivalent clarity as standard, bottle-grade PET in colorless containers.  In addition, OxyClear® barrier resin has the equivalent clarity as standard, bottle-grade PET in colorless containers and can be recycled in the standard PET stream.

About INVISTA

With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit www.INVISTA.com, Facebook.com/INVISTAglobal and Twitter.com/INVISTA.