Flowpact Polypropylene Impact Copolymers
Downgauging and Easier Processing for Rigid Packaging
The first of a new generation of Flowpact polypropylene impact copolymers from Sabic, Sittard, The Netherlands, has been developed to help manufacturers of many types of injection molded rigid packaging make stronger products.
Rigid packaging made with Sabic PP FPC45, including types that can be hot-filled, has considerably higher top-load strength than identical products made with current benchmark materials. This in turn improves stackability, providing better economics in transport and storage. Sabic PP FPC45 incorporates important advances in polymer chemistry that yield a material with a balance in stiffness and impact strength that the company believes is unmatched in the market. The good flow properties of Sabic PP FPC45 further facilitate thin walling and fast injection, and a higher crystallization temperature will enable parts to be demolded faster—reducing energy consumption and increasing productivity at the processor
Sabic PP FPC45 has been developed for production of rigid packaging with volumes ranging from as low as 200 ml to as large as around 10 liters. It can be used for containers intended for packaging foods and non-food products. It might also be used for caps and closures, as well as for production of housewares. “We saw a need in the market for a material capable of delivering higher top load strength and superior stiffness in hot filling applications, what we have achieved is significant. Sabic PP FPC45 delivers a top load strength that is some 17% higher than current benchmark materials commercially available today”, says Bert Claessens, Polypropylene Business Manager. According to Claessens, Sabic is planning to debut additional products towards the end of this year. "This is the beginning of a new wave of products from Sabic for rigid packaging."
Find more about this product at Sabic's booth at K 2016 in Hall 6, Booth D42
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