News Release

INEOS Styrolution’s K-Resin grade chosen by Tibet Qomolangma for mineral water bottle cap packaging application


Shanghai, China

  • K-Resin® KR03 selected for excellent clarity, good toughness, processability and design flexibility
  • K-Resin KR03: Compliant with food contact regulations
  • INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, offers a wide range of customized high quality solutions for the packaging industry

INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announces today that its K-Resin® KR03 material has been selected by Tibet Qomolangma for the packaging of its Qomolangma Glacier mineral water bottle cap packaging in Tibet, China. Excellent clarity, good toughness, ease of processability and high surface gloss are some of the key properties of KR03, an SBC (styrene-butadiene-copolymer) grade.

Tibet Qomolangma Glacier Water Resources Development Co., Ltd., is a mineral water development enterprise in the "12th Five-Year Plan" of the Tibet Autonomous Region, with sole mining rights to exploit drinking water in the Everest region. It prides itself as a green industry enterprise in the Tibetan Plateau and aims to supply high quality glacier water to the world through its Qomolangma Glacier Water. INEOS Styrolution’s K-Resin KR03 was selected as the material of choice for Qomolangma Glacier mineral water bottle cap packaging when it was first introduced to the China market.     

K-Resin KR03 provides excellent clarity, good toughness and processability, which is an ideal solution for the bottle cap application. These key features not only project the high quality aesthetics of the mineral water but also serve as a protection against dust and product counterfeiting. It is also compliant with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Union (EU) food contact regulations.

“We selected K-Resin KR03 for its clarity and toughness. Also, it is nicely suiting our moulding processes”, said Yinguang Lu, General Manager, Material Purchasing Department, Tibet Qomolangma. “We enjoyed a good working relationship with INEOS Styrolution since 2015 and we look forward to extending this partnership with interesting solutions that meet our needs.”

“We are extremely pleased that Tibet Qomolangma has chosen INEOS Styrolution for their mineral water bottle cap application and we look forward to our continued partnership,” says Sven Riechers, Vice President, Specialties Business Management, Asia Pacific, INEOS Styrolution. “INEOS Styrolution’s range of crystal-clear thermoplastic SBC, namely K-Resin, Styrolux® and Styroflex® offer an impressive combination of high transparency, brilliance and impact resistance is suitable for use in applications across various industries including healthcare, packaging and toys”.