Avient launches new acetaldehyde control technology, ColorMatrix AAnchor, to improve the recyclability and quality of PET packaging; technology aids in managing the challenges of increased rPET content and complies with European food contact regulations

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January 22, 2024 (press release) –

January 22, 2024


Avient Unveils ColorMatrix™ AAnchor™: New Acetaldehyde Control Technology for PET Packaging

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CLEVELAND – January 22, 2024 – Avient Corporation, a leading provider of specialty and sustainable material solutions and services, is excited to announce the launch of ColorMatrix™ AAnchor™, an innovative acetaldehyde control technology designed for Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) packaging. This cutting-edge packaging solution addresses the challenges associated with increased recycled PET (rPET) content by offering improved recyclability and enhancing bottle quality.  

ColorMatrix AAnchor technology provides a comprehensive solution to improve the recyclability and quality of PET packaging. As more brands are demanding sustainable packaging solutions, they are looking to incorporate higher levels of recycled material. However, this creates challenges as higher rPET content often requires more acetaldehyde (AA) scavenger, which can lead to issues related to accumulation, such as migration and increased risk of exceeding regulatory migration limits.  

One of the standout features of ColorMatrix AAnchor is a very low tendency for migration, thereby reducing the risk of exceeding regulatory limits, even in closed-loop recycling systems where accumulation and migration risk are highest. Improved thermal stability also offers improved processability, avoiding processing issues related to sublimation and deposition on equipment and molds, helping to improve efficiency and throughput.  

"We are thrilled to introduce ColorMatrix AAnchor to our customers," said Andrea Smith, Global Product Manager at Avient Corporation. "This new technology represents a significant advancement in a shared commitment to sustainability and innovation. By addressing the challenges associated with increased rPET content, ColorMatrix AAnchor helps brands achieve their sustainability goals while delivering high-quality PET packaging."  

ColorMatrix AAnchor also offers excellent bottle aesthetics and mechanical strength, ultimately potentially extending the shelf life of packaged products while helping control odor and minimize the risk of off-taste in bottle contents. The technology is compliant with European food contact regulations.  

To learn more about ColorMatrix AAnchor and Avient's innovative polymer solutions, please visit ColorMatrix™ AAnchor™ Acetaldehyde Scavenger.  

About Avient  

Avient Corporation provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:  

  • Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure and outdoor sports
  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility    

Avient is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work®. For more information, visit www.avient.com.    

To access Avient's news library online, please visit www.avient.com/news.  

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