Published On: Mon, May 25th, 2009

Borealis to present benefit-packed film innovations at Plastpol 2009

Film innovations packed with converter and product benefits will take center stage at the stand of Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, during Plastpol 2009, a plastics trade fair held this week (May 26 to 29) in Kielce, Poland. Borealis will present its portfolio of added-value polyolefin packaging films offering step changes in downgauging, high productivity, ultra-transparency and outstanding mechanical properties.

Packaging converters requiring sophisticated polyethylene (PE) film solutions can experience the easy, cost-effective processing and unique product properties offered by Borealis’ dedicated Borstar PE film grades. Based on Borealis’ proprietary multi-modal PE 2G (second generation) technology, the grades can be tailored to the precise performance requirements of a wide range of packaging applications in blends and co-extruded films. The excellent processability of Borstar grades ensures consistent and straight-forward extrusion, resulting in significant improvements in film quality and production regularity, and opportunities for higher output.

For the food packaging industry, Borealis presents new opportunities for product differentiation and productivity improvements. Its Borclear RE936CF random copolymer allows highest film production speed without orange peel (texture affecting optics) and at the same time sets new standards for the optical properties in the final film. Fast slip migration contributes to greater efficiency in the further conversion steps.

Further highlights aimed at the food industry include polypropylene (PP) grades from the Borclear and Borpact families. Featured grade Borpact BC918CF allows converters to combine excellent optical features before and after sterilization, high stiffness combined with reasonable toughness and linear tear, and is compliant with all European and US food packaging regulations. These benefits make it the ideal grade for MAP trays for meat packaging, stand up pouches for convenience food and pet food, as well as label films.

With innovation firmly at the heart of its business strategy, Borealis will demonstrate how investments in its new Innovation Headquarters in Linz, Austria are putting its customer-focused development activities close to its key markets.