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SABIC’s New Flowpact PP Enables OEMs to Make Stronger Rigid Packaging

Published on 2016-07-13. Author : SpecialChem

SITTARD, The Netherlands -- The first of a new generation of Flowpact polypropylene impact copolymers from SABIC has been developed to help manufacturers of many types of injection molded rigid packaging make stronger products. It should also help them save money.

Flowpact PP

Flowpact PP Impact Copolymers - Easier Processing of Rigid Packaging

Rigid packaging made with SABIC® PP FPC45, including types that can be hot-filled, has considerably higher top-load strength than identical products made with current benchmark materials. This in turn improves stackability, providing better economics in transport and storage. SABIC PP FPC45 incorporates important advances in polymer chemistry that yield a material with a balance in stiffness and impact strength that SABIC believes are unmatched in the market.

SABIC PP FPC45 is developed for production of rigid packaging with volumes ranging from as low as 200 ml to as large as around 10 liters. It can be used for containers intended for packaging foods and non-food products. SABIC PP FPC45 might also be used for caps and closures, as well as for production of housewares.

Flowpact PP for Rigid Packaging
Flowpact PP for Rigid Packaging

“We saw a need in the market for a material capable of delivering higher top load strength and superior stiffness in hot filling applications, what we have achieved is significant. SABIC PP FPC45 delivers a top load strength that is some 17% higher than current benchmark materials commercially available today”, says Bert Claessens, Polypropylene Business Manager.

SABIC has a strong focus on sustainability in its solutions for the packaging industry, Claessens further notes. “We regard SABIC PP FPC45 as an important step forward that should enable our customers to use less material and less energy to produce rigid packaging with the same or even better properties than before, more quickly than before.”

Claessens says, "SABIC plans to debut additional products towards the end of this year. This is the beginning of a new wave of products from SABIC for rigid packaging—and for other segments as well. We are upgrading our full portfolio to cater for unmet needs in the market. This is part of a major innovation drive in the company.”

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SABIC is among the global leaders in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SABIC manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products: Chemicals, Plastics, Agri-Nutrients, Metals, and Specialties.

SABIC supports its customers in identifying and developing opportunities in key end markets such as Construction, Medical Devices, Packaging, Agri-Nutrients, Electrical and Electronics, Transportation, and Clean Energy.

Source: SABIC

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