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New copolymer for food contact applications

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New copolymer for food contact applications
New copolymer has excellent processing characteristics which can reduce the C02 impact of processing
In Use – The material has numerous applications including Rigid plastic packaging, especially transparent consumer food packaging, and also packaging for cosmetic, personal and home care applications. Applications also include houseware articles like food storage containers.

Benefits
Packaging Reduction, Resource efficiency (e.g. filling line efficiency)

Product Categories
Drinks, Food, Home Improvement, Household & Personal Care, Other

Relevant Materials
Plastic – rigid, Plastics - Other / mixed

Relevant Packaging Formats
Flexible & Films

Supply Chain Phase
Processing

Details

This new material is a transparent random copolymer with high flowability (MFR 70) and good organoleptics performance, enabling the use of the grade in different types of food contact applications without influencing the taste and odour of the packed product.
 
The material is made by Borealis A.G under the BorPure RJ766MO brand and is produced through a combination of Borealis’ Borstar PP polymerisation technology and Borealis Nucleation Technology (BNT), giving with the high flowability the best possible processability.

Potential Benefits

The greatest benefits of this material are its high flowability and ease of processing.  In addition the efficient crystallisation attributes of Borealis Nucleation Technology (BNT) should contribute to faster cycle times and improved production efficiency, both of which will lead to reduced energy consumption and a consequent reduction in C02 during processing.
 
The high flowability and excellent processing characteristics of the new material also facilitate down-gauging of packs with further material, cost and C02 savings. 
 

Intellectual Property

BorPure products are manufactured and supplied by Borealis, and Borstar and BNT (Borealis Nucleation Technology) are proprietary technologies of Borealis

Consultant View

This new material has excellent attributes in the processing stage which should enable more effective production in terms of both cost and C02 impacts.  Additionally the resulting packs are mechanically strong enough to be down-gauged with the potential for further reductions in material use, C02 and cost.
 
Reviewers should search the REID database for other similar materials using key words such as: Plastics, new materials, light-weighting.

Contacts and Further Information

Borealis AG
IZD Tower
Wagramerstrasse 17-19
A-1220 Vienna
Tel: +43  1 22 400 302
www.borealisgroup.com

Technology contact details:
Mari Kylmälä
Email: mari.kylmala@borealisgroup.com
 
UK contact:
Sales Manager: Mark Gregory
Email: mark.gregory@borealisgroup.com

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