To meet the demands of carbonated beverages and oxygen-sensitive drinks packaged in PET bottles, Sidel has developed its Actis™ and Actis Lite™ barrier solutions.
Actis™ (Amorphous Carbon Treatment on Internal Surface) is a thin layer of hydrogen rich carbon deposited inside a PET bottle. This deposit strengthens the barrier properties of PET packages to gases (O2 and CO2).
The Actis™ process makes it possible to package sensitive drinks, like beer, sodas, tea, juices, carbonated water, and even sauces, in PET and to meet the market requirements in terms of shelf life for these products. This barrier solution is designed for small size PET containers (less than 600 ml), which are especially susceptible to gas exchanges (ingress of oxygen (O2) and loss of carbon dioxide (CO2)).