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Repsol Extends PP Range, Offers New Line of Non-phthalate Block Copolymers

Published on 2015-01-29. Author : SpecialChem

Repsol now offers customers its new line of phthalate-free block copolymers which completes the commercial range of polypropylene grades based on this technology, which was first commercialized in 2009.

The company has made important strides in the development of this technology since in 2006 research into alternative recipes for manufacture using phthalate-free catalysts began in its pilot plant in Tarragona, to offer the market a full range of polypropylene products meeting the requirements of all the applications and market segments.

As a result of collaboration with leading customers in the “personal care” sector, in 2009 Repsol began the regular commercialization of phthalate-free homopolymer grades for the non-woven hygiene sector, manufactured in its Tarragona plant.

This offer was subsequently enhanced in 2012 when Repsol began regular manufacture of random copolymers with phthalate-free catalysts for injection and high-transparency blow molding applications, as well as for film applications.

After carrying out this work and supported by the experience acquired in commercializing Phthalate-free homopolymers and random PP copolymers, Repsol now extends its offer to include block copolymers for all segments of injection applications (buckets, cases, household items, packaging for foodstuffs and technical parts, among others), as well as for the extrusion sectors (film and sheet, among others).

With this new advance, as with the market launch of its non-phthalate homopolymer grades and random copolymers, Repsol bolsters its product portfolio and increases its possibilities of providing its customers with greater value by relying on product differentiation and specialties in order to meet once again the growing needs of its end markets.

About Repsol

In its Chemical activity, Repsol manufactures and markets a wide variety of products, ranging from basic petrochemicals to derivatives. Repsol’s Chemicals Division benefits from a high degree of integration with the group’s oil refining division. It is on the basis of this integration and its strategy of constantly generating value that Repsol has succeeded in securing its customers’ trust, with highly innovative products and services, ensuring a measure of sound business growth in the medium and long term, and marketing its products in more than 95 countries.

The products from Repsol’s Chemicals Division are used to manufacture everyday articles which improve people’s quality of life, wellbeing and safety.

Source: Repsol

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