News

  • Attendee of 2018 PETnology Americas at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Packaging Conference and PETnology joined forces to present their first joint PET conference, which was created to meet the needs of the PET industry for open discussion on innovation, technology and business opportunities (June 2018)
  • ALPLA — a world leader in the development and production of plastic packaging solutions — purchases the RS2-1 from Polaritek and is successfully using the measurement system. Polaritek continues to work with a spectrum of companies in the PET space throughout the world. (May 2018)
  • Sidel, Inc. — the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging based in France — purchases new RS2-1 from Polaritek and is successfully using the measurement system. (July 2017)
  • Polaritek completes development of the RS2-1, an entirely new, automated, measurement system featuring updated software that enables users to place the bottle in the sample chamber, set up specific areas of interest and measure stress with one click of a button. (May 2017)
  • Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) — recognized worldwide as the preferred source for plastic package design, package development, rapid prototyping, pre-production prototyping and material evaluation engineering for the plastic packaging industry — purchases measurement system from Polaritek and has it installed at their Holland, Ohio facility. They are successfully using the system for their applications. (April 2017)
  • Featured in Plastics Machinery Magazine – “Special Report/Inspection & QC Equipment” by Lisa Jo Lupo (December 2016)
  • Polaritek completes most recent project with PVMC to investigate the effects of mono and multi-crystalline wafers for PV applications. As a result, several publications are in the works. (October 2016)
  • Attendee of 2016 BevTech (ISBT – International Society of Beverage Technologists) at the Marriott Sanibel Harbour in Fort Myers, Florida (May 2016)
  • Exhibitor, 2015 ATDC Georgia Tech Startup Showcase as part of GRA Ventures – Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center (April 2, 2015)
  • Attendee of NPE 2015: The International Plastics Showcase (“the world’s most important plastics trade show and conference of the year”) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida (March 2015)
  • Polaritek Systems, Inc. is awarded GRA Ventures seed funding in the first two weeks of 2015. GRA Ventures (previously known as the GRA VentureLab program) was established in 2002 to facilitate the commercialization of technologies emerging from the states universities through the formation of start-up companies, with the stated objective of increasing the number of innovation-based jobs in Georgia (January 2015)
  • Dr. Steven Danyluk — Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Polaritek Systems, Inc. — presents seminar at SERIS in Singapore on the topic of “Near IR Transmission Method to Determine Principal Stresses in PV Wafers” (November 17, 2014)
  • Polaritek Systems, Inc. announces hiring of Tommy Newton as Director of Product Development (June 2014)
  • Exhibitor, 2013 ATDC (Advanced Technology Development Center) Georgia Tech Startup Showcase as part of VentureLab (A unit of the Enterprise Innovation Institute) – Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center (April 22, 2013)
  • Attendee of 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition at The International Fair Messe Frankfurt on the Messe Frankfurt fairground in Germany (September 2012)
  • Attendee and participant of NREL 22nd Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells & Modules: Materials and Processes in Vail, Colorado (July 2012)
  • Featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution – “Venture Capital A Top Priority” by Russell Grantham (November 13, 2011)
  • Attendee of 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition at the CCH Congress Centre and International Fair in Hamburg, Germany (September 2011)

The Future of PET is Bright

    We were further inspired about our mission after reading the highlights from Smithers Pira’s latest research in their report, “The Future of PET Packaging to 2021,” that discusses and analyzes major industry trends and developments.

  • The global consumption of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging is forecast to reach 21.1 million tonnes by 2021
  • Driven mainly by increasing demand in emerging and transitional economies, the market will grow 3.8% annually during the period 2016–21
  • PET packaging will see strong growth due to increasing demand in end-use markets
    There has been a continued transition away from glass and to a varying extent, metal cans, particularly for hot fill applications such as sauces and other preserved foods

  • SOURCE: Smithers Pira – https://www.smitherspira.com/industry-market-reports/packaging/pet-packaging-to-2021 / https://www.smitherspira.com/
    (Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains, providing world leading expertise and market intelligence)


    This is just one of many positive forecasts!