SABIC launches new polyethylene resin for cast film applications
SABIC, a global plastics industry supplier, introduced SABIC LLDPE 430BE, a new, cost-effective, linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) resin for cast film applications on April 28.
According to its statement, SABIC LLDPE 430BE offers excellent mechanical properties, outstanding quality consistency, improved stiffness and the potential to improve line speeds considerably. This combination of properties opens up new opportunities for noticeable energy and material savings. “This new cast film resin is a very pure grade with a controlled low gel level. It makes SABIC LLDPE 430BE a reliable and consistent product ensuring smooth processing. Moreover it optimizes energy and material usage,” commented Krzysztof Rozensal, Technical Marketing Engineer LLDPE SABIC.
Due to its increased density, SABIC LLDPE 430BE can be used in differential cling stretch film applications, as “low cling” outerlayer. SABIC added that the resin’s high quality consistency and specific design enables converters to improve line speeds without compromising on a stable and consistent manufacturing process, and the usage of the resin as side-encapsulator combined with proven quality of SABIC LLDPE 318BE and SABIC LLDPE 6318BE makes cast film line speeds up to 1000m/min feasible.
SABIC LLDPE 430BE can also be used for hygienic cast film applications and thermoforming sheets. It enables converters to increase the stiffness of the film which results in further downgauging possibilities, SABIC added.
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