PETnology Americas 2019 Program Highlight

Eklipse: Light Barrier Labels to Replace Non-Recyclable Barrier Containers


Sunder Rajan

Global Product Management - Labels

Klockner Pentaplast

Sunder Rajan is the global product manager for the shrink labels sector at Klockner Pentaplast.  Sunder brings with him over 20 years of background in polymer films and a plethora of labeling/decorating technologies. He has worked in a variety of manufacturing, R&D and commercial roles. Prior to Klockner, Sunder spent a large portion of his career at Avery Dennison. Sunder is a graduate of the Plastics Engineering program of University of Massachusetts, Lowell and holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.


Klockner Pentaplast Pentalabel® shrink film line has been expanded to include a new high-performing light blocking label film, Pentalabel® eklipse™. This innovative product introduces maximum light blocking properties into the film process and satisfies the market need for films to protect light sensitive product that are cost-effective, process efficient and improve light barrier characteristics.

Pentalabel® eklipse™ films offer high performing shrink percentages for optimal design freedom while eliminating the need for high-barrier colored and coextruded PET and HDPE containers. The eklipse label enables Bottle to Bottle recycling thereby is a cost effective solution and at the same enabling Brand Owners to meet their sustainability goals