Nova Chemicals launches new sealant resins for flexible packaging applications

29 September 2017

Canada-based Nova Chemicals has introduced three new sealant resins for flexible packaging applications.

The new resins, including VPsK914, SPsK919 and SPs116, can be used in applications such as hot fill and institutional packaging.

Developed for multi-layer film structures, the new octene resins have been developed by using the firm’s advanced Sclairtech technology.

VPsK914 is an ultra-durable and abuse-resistant resin developed for demanding packaging applications.

Suitable for packaging sharp and heavy contents, the new resin combines low seal initiation temperature with a broad sealing window for better packaging runs.

SPsK919 resin, which has been developed for the heavy duty sack market, provides a low seal initiation temperature and broad sealing window. Its high melt strength helps to increase in blown film output rates.

SPs116 is advanced resin that can be used in different applications ranging from liquid, dry, and frozen foods to the meat, cheese and poultry.

The resin’s breadth of properties enables converters to replace SPs116 for a range of resins, including metallocene LLDPE.

It can be used in various different layers of a coextruded structure, including sealant layer, abuse layer, skin layer and tie layer.

Nova Chemicals performance films marketing leader Mark Kay said: “These new grades cover the gamut of performance requirements for food packaging and other flexible film applications.

“We’re excited to share them with our customers and help them improve their current packaging manufacturing, and even enter new markets and applications.”

Based in Calgary of Alberta, Nova Chemicals is engaged in the development and manufacturing of chemicals and plastic resins.