Constar International Partner with Systech Illinois for R&D Testing of PET Bottles Using Oxygen Permeation Analysers

A global leader in the development and manufacturing of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) plastic packaging, Constar find the Systech Illinois 8700 oxygen permeation analyser an invaluable R&D resource for the development of their new packaging

London, United Kingdom, March 10, 2012 --( At Constar’s UK facility, the Systech Illinois’ 8700 oxygen permeation analyser is an invaluable R&D resource for new packaging development, allowing the development team to test and validate new packages in-house.

With over 50 years of development and manufacturing know how, Constar International is a world leader in the soft drinks packaging industry and has been at the forefront of technological advancement in multi-layer and monolayer PET barriers. Constar continue to expand, diversifying into other areas of the drinks markets including juices, ready-to-drink teas, enhanced vitamin waters, energy drinks and wine, whilst continually developing their existing high performance barrier markets.

Constar provides leading oxygen barrier technologies for their PET bottles to protect the premium nature of the product and to meet the high demand for extended shelf life requirements. Constar’s Oxbar, MonOxbar and latest glass clarity Diamond Clear technology all provide the highest possible barrier performance for a PET package, keeping the product looking and tasting fresh.

Richard Andrew, New Product Development Manager of Constar says, “The Systech permeation equipment allows us to understand our package performance, validate new developments and gives valuable data that speeds up the time to market. Having this equipment in-house has significantly improved our capabilities.”

More information about Systech Illinois and their extensive range of permeation analysers, products and services can be found on the Systech website at or to speak to a technical sales manager call +44 (0) 1844 216838.

Systech Illinois specialises in online, portable and laboratory gas analysis equipment. With 25 years as one of the leading experts in gas and moisture measurement, Systech Illinois' application and technology knowledge provides efficient gas analysis solutions in many industry sectors worldwide. Their range of oxygen permeation analysers and water vapour permeation analysers offer precise, accurate measurements for all packaging film, finished package and PET bottles. Systech also provides ATEX-approved analysers for measuring both ppm and percentage levels of oxygen in hazardous areas.

Systech Illinois is a multinational company with offices and gas analysis equipment manufacturing facilities in the UK and the U.S. Systech is very proud of its well developed and well trained workforce, which enables it to offer customers a continuing high level of service, and become known as a globally leading supplier of gas analysis instrumentation.

Systech Illinois
Beth Faulkner
+44 01844 216838