Atofina Petrochemicals Inc. has commercialized a new syndiotactic polypropylene, Finaplas.
The Houston company claims Finaplas' molecular configuration provides exceptional clarity and gloss, low level of extractables and increased softness compared with conventional isotactic PP.
Finaplas expands PP's range of film shrinkage and improves formability for containers, said Atofina. Emerging uses include replacing paper and other converted films in difficult container designs. Other applications are in thermoplastic blends for better color dispersion, gloss and processability.
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An injection molded cap made with Finaplas