Braskem expands portfolio of resins for packaging
20 January 2021
With one of the most complete portfolios on the market, Braskem expands its range of solutions for the packaging segment, one of the main consumers of the company's thermoplastic resins in South America.
The Braskem Flexus family, the company's high performance film brand, now has the Flexus 9213S , which features low blockage, low migration of additives and greater stability of the pre-press treatment, in addition to performance gains and excellent impact resistance and drilling, characteristics already known in this family of resins. Among the main applications for the Flexus 9213S are Form Fill Seal (FFS) packaging , pet food , stand-up pouches and multilayer food films.
The Braskem Proxess family, a film brand with excellent processability, also gains the reinforcement of Proxess 3310 , a medium density polyethylene produced with metallocene catalyst, which has excellent processability, with low gels. Specific for the production of special films and laminates, the grade offers greater rigidity and low impact on optical properties when encapsulated. Its great differential is the reduction in the thickness of the final product, which can be used in applications, such as toothpaste tubes, pet food , stand-up pouches and multilayer films.
The flexible packaging segment also gains three new solutions. The HD2000F grade , high density polyethylene produced with bimodal technology, which offers better processability to the final product, due to the wide distribution of molar mass. The film that is produced from this resin has high toughness and impact resistance, even at low thicknesses. This new grade was developed, mainly, for the plastic bags and perforated reels segment.
Specially designed to serve the mono or coextrusion tubular film market, the HD5000N grade , high density polyethylene, has excellent mechanical properties and processability, in addition to expanding the performance of flexible packaging that requires high rigidity, good optical properties and, especially, better barrier against water vapor. The main applications of this product are food products, such as special films that are in contact with food and packaging for cereals and other products that require specific barrier against water vapor.
Closing this category is RF70 , the only polypropylene grade for tretch film formulations. This random copolymer, with medium fluidity index, does not contain sliding or anti-blocking additives, being suitable for the preparation of customized formulations. This resin ensures greater operational efficiency in palletizing loads, since the films have greater resistance to the tear propagation, in addition to contributing to the reduction of residues generated by film failures in the unitization process. Due to the better performance in mechanical properties, it is possible to achieve high levels of stretching of the film and consequent optimization in the application during palletizing, reducing the relationship between the weight of the applied film and maintaining the load retention force. In this way, the entire process of storing and transporting cargo becomes more sustainable, efficient and safe.
Fabio Agnelli, responsible for the Application Engineering team at Braskem, points out that the launches are in line with the company's commercial strategy, based on proximity to the customer. "We have a technical team dedicated to identifying market opportunities and efficient in the search for new solutions, with a focus on fully meeting the needs of our customers and brand owners . We are very pleased with the expansion of our portfolio, which evolves in the delivery of features important to the segment, such as high performance, resistance and safety ", says the executive.
Marketed throughout Brazil and countries in South America, the new grids HD2000F, HD5000N, Flexus 9213S and Proxess 3310 are produced in Braskem's units in the Camaçari Petrochemical Complex in Bahia. The RF70 grade, on the other hand , is being produced by the company's factory located at the Gas-Chemical Complex, in Duque de Caxias.
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