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LyondellBasell’s High-flow Moplen Grades Find Use in Thin-walled Injection Molding

Published on 2016-06-10. Author : SpecialChem

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- LyondellBasell expands it comprehensive polypropylene (PP) product portfolio with addition of new, high-flow, nucleated homopolymer grades Moplen HP742U and Moplen HP743V. The new grades are produced by the LyondellBasell Geelong polypropylene plant in Australia.

Fig. 1: LyondellBasell

Moplen HP742U and Moplen HP743V grades are selected by customers for the high-speed thin-walled injection molding (TWIM) of housewares and media boxes. In this application, rapid cycle times are required together with consistent performance, low organoleptic properties (odor and taint) and a balanced level of mechanical properties.

Properties of Moplen HP742U and Moplen HP743V

  • An ideal combination of high flowability, stiffness and organoleptic performance.
  • New grades quickly fill the mold due to a high melt flow rate [Moplen HP742U at flow rate of 90 g/10 min and Moplen HP743V at flow rate of 120 g/10 min].
  • Offer potential for down gauging and a reduction in cycle time and energy.

Comprehensive PP product portfolio of LyondellBasell

  • PP random copolymers - with high flowability, transparency and impact resistance.
  • PP impact copolymers - that offer high impact resistance at sub-zero temperatures.

About LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell manufactures products at 55 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

Source: LyondellBasell Industries

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