Of Suits and Bottles
Aug 20th, 2012 by Michael Gelbin | Recent News & Articles |
Ethox Chemicals LLC, a small specialty chemical developer based in South Carolina, is suing Coca-Cola Co. over a new additive for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles , . Ethox is claiming that the beverage giant misappropriated its molecule bis(2-phenoxyethyl) terephthalate (PEM), an additive designed to enhance the gas barrier properties of plastic containers made from PET. Ethox says PEM can be used to reduce gas permeation which might help extend bottled soda shelf-life and allow beer to be sold in PET bottles.