Polychim has launched a new homopolymer polypropylene (PP) for packaging applications.
The new product is said to offer high quality and faster thoroughput to converters.
Polychim’s homopolymer PP grade HA31XTF attempts to overcome the performance trade-offs associated with conventional nucleated PP homopolymers in thermoforming applications.
The grade is based on Hyperform HPN-600ei, which stimulates an improvement in the aesthetics of final parts, achieving superior transparency and reduced yellowing for thermoformed goods compared to traditional nucleated homopolymers.
As a result, Polychim claims HA31XTF outperforms its previous conventional nucleated homopolymer for thermoforming through better haze and less yellowing.
The Hyperform HPN-600ei nucleator also claims to provide the possibility for thermoformers to improve productivity by up to 10% and reduce costs.
The grade is aimed at clear PP & opaque thermoformed applications such as food packaging.
“Through listening to our customers it became clear that there was a definite gap in the PP homopolymer market for a solution offering both better production cycle times and enhanced end-product quality,” said Bo Oxfeldt, Vice President at Beaulieu International Group and responsible for the European and North American PP business.
“As a result of Polychim’s close collaboration with Milliken, we have been able to address this balance and develop an improved homopolymer PP that offers the upgrade in performance the market has been looking for.”