A new polymer blend that allows for thinner, stronger bin and carrier bags is set to be unveiled next week.
ExxonMobil Chemical will reveal at next week’s K exhibition in Germany how a combination of two polymers can provide thin, strong applications for shopping and bin bags.
The Exceed and Enable metallocene polyethylene resins and Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomer from ExonMobil Chemical is used to make the film.
ExxonMobil Chemical Polyolefins vice president John Verity said: “Our collaboration with leading machine manufacturers is a unique opportunity to demonstrate our added-value polymer technology, combined with strong application development and the optimisation of processing conditions.
“At K2013, customers can witness first-hand how our high-performance polymers like Exceed and Enable mPE resins, Vistamaxx PBE and Santoprene TPVs create value in applications including flexible and rigid packaging, automotive and polymer compounding.
“This is a perfect opportunity for them to engage with our on-site technology experts to discuss specific application development opportunities.”
The company has already arranged a number of collaborations with film extruders, converters and injection moulders and extruders.