New LDPE resin boosts flexible packaging performance

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Lightweighting, improved strength and cost savings are all benefits for flexible packaging produced with a new LDPE resin, said LyondellBasell as it launched the product in North America.

The company said the Petrothene L3035 LDPE (low density polyethylene) resin can be used in a wide range of blown film applications. In comparison to competitive LDPE grades, the product “features high stiffness, shrink energy and puncture strength”.​ It also delivers a high standard of optics and visibility, said LyondellBasell.

Such properties make the new resin ideal for food and medical packaging, as well as collation shrink film and overwraps, said a company statement.

Lightweighting

The properties exhibited by Petrothene L3035 will allow packaging producers to downgauge their flexible packing – leading to material savings, it added.
“The puncture strength, high stiffness and shrink energy are of particular benefit to collation shrink film, contributing to a tighter, more robust package which enables the elimination of trays,”​ said Steve Imfeld, the company’s new business development manager for polyethylene flexible applications in the Americas.

The reduced material requirements offer potential cost savings to both converters and end-users, he said.
The new resin gives customers the opportunity to “produce very high quality film”. ​For collation shrink film, the tighter package helps maintain package integrity during transportation, while the enhanced visual appearance presents a more appealing consumer product on the store shelf, said LyondellBasell.

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