Voridian, a division of Eastman Chemical Company, has launched a new PET resin that provides ultraviolet (UV) light protection for food, beverage, cosmetic, household, personal care and pharmaceutical products. Vitiva PET PC715 contains an FDA-approved UV absorber that protects delicate colors, flavors, vitamins and nutrients in custom packaging applications. Containers made from Vitiva PET will block most UV light from 320 to 370 nanometers, according to the company. The UV absorber in Vitiva PET is chemically bound to the polymer chain, which enables bottle manufacturers and brand owners to more easily obtain consistent UV performance. Vitiva PET also extends product shelf life by protecting against many UV light initiated or catalyzed degradation reactions.