Sparkling alternative to poly-carbonate, polystyrene & glass

With Akestra™  you’re choosing an optimal plastic material to work with for the future, where the material needs to be high performing, safe and perhaps most importantly, cost competitive. 

Akestra™ is a remarkable plastic with a sparkling glass-like appearance that is sure to enhance both disposable and reusable packaging. It can be used as a polystyrene alternative for heat resistant thin wall containers, a polycarbonate alternative for durable “dishwasher proof” transparent products, and a glass alternative for hot-fill food containers. 

The high glass transition temperature combined with its amorphous and high strength properties make it a superior alternative for food packaging. With Akestra you can hot fill up to 100°C. 

Akestra is also a material that can easily be combined with other plastics to improve their properties too. 
Thanks to its similarities with PET when it comes to processing, with Akestra™, you can use your PET-production lines without any further investments. This enables you to offer an innovative alternative to polycarbonate, polystyrene and even glass to your customers. 

Clearly the way ahead in heat resistant packaging

Winning properties – clarity, heat resistance & approved for food contact.

Read the article Five major trends that actors in the packaging industry should be aware ofwritten by David Engberg, Product Manager at Perstorp.

Read the article Why you should focus on the optimal carrier for your PET and PC masterbatch, written by David Engberg, Product Manger at Pertorp. 

Performance advantages

  1. Unique heat resistant plastic
  2. Safe for food contact
  3. Glass like and appealing look

Business advantages

  1. Shelf stand-out
  2. Sustainable: Can be combined with up to 80% of recycled PET, increasing the performance of PET
  3. Appealing and safe packaging

Food compliant & fire classified

Perstorp's key monomer in Akestra™ holds both the positive opinion of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) and top class plastic fire classification B according to EN13501-1

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