Propylene elastomer boosts stretch films

Published: January 16, 2013 9:55 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Product News
Companies & Associations

ExxonMobil Chemical is introducing a more sustainable stretch film for packaging.

The Vistamaxx PBE propylene-based elastomer keeps sacks of polymer pellets secure and stable on a pallet and also allows 16 percent less material use, helping to lower costs.

ExxonMobil’s Meerhout, Belgium, plant formerly used stretch film based on metallocene polyethylene in the outer layers with ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer in the core layer to hold bags on pallets. The operation sought a more sustainable option with a high stretch ratio of 55 percent.

Vistamaxx PBE was chosen for the core layer at a level of 15 percent and EVA copolymer at 85 percent, while the outer layer is Exceed metallocene PE. Vistamaxx allows softness and elastic recovery to be enhanced.

Selene Spa of Lucca, Italy makes the film structure in Italy.

“Compared to standard EVA-based films, the addition of Vistamaxx PBE provides good opportunities to downgauge stretch hood films and improve the flexibility,” notes Selene technical department official Marco Rubertá, in a news release.

ExxonMobil in the Americas, tel. 281-870-6050, in Europe, tel. 420-239-016-274, in Asia tel. 86-21-241-73999.


Comments

Propylene elastomer boosts stretch films

Published: January 16, 2013 9:55 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Automation at center stage for NPE

April 20, 2015 2:45 pm ET

Robots are finding a more definitive role in the automation of manufacturing — and those who know expect quite a few more robots will join the...    More

Image

Focused R&D investments paying off for Teknor Apex

April 10, 2015 10:47 am ET

The long line of new products that Teknor Apex Co. brought to NPE 2015 didn't happen by accident — it was the result of a focused investment in ...    More

Image

Inoex provides an 'Advantage' in on-the-fly pipe changes

April 8, 2015 9:34 am ET

Inoex LLC has debuted pipe technologies in North America that drastically cut downtime in pipe-diameter changeovers, and that simplify precise pipe...    More

Aquatech targets US for adiabatic industrial cooling

April 8, 2015 6:00 am ET

The sector of closed-loop cooling for industrial process fluids — known as adiabatic technology — has another player targeting the United ...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molding Market Analysis & Processor Rankings

Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.

As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 15, 2015 - September 17, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events