November 2012 – CTL Ti638 UP high IV bottles and preforms produced

Further to the continuous PET pilot unit trial of CTL Ti638 UP earlier in 2013 the PET chip produced during the trial has now been melt processed into 2 litre sized preforms and bottles. As expected the CTL Ti638 UP PET bottles show improved thermal stability and optical properties compared to the antimony reference. The resulting Ti-PET bottles also have increased crystallinity side walls which allow for light weighting of bottles while maintaining bottle strength.