When Borealis Group in Austria launched the world's fi rst bimodal LLDPE grades eight years ago, it was targeting thicker industrial blown fi lms that could take advantage of the material's broad MWD, high melt strength, and extraordinary tensile strength.

When Borealis Group in Austria launched the world's fi rst bimodal LLDPE grades eight years ago, it was targeting thicker industrial blown fi lms that could take advantage of the material's broad MWD, high melt strength, and extraordinary tensile strength. Now its newest bimodal grades (FB2230, FB2310 and FB 4230) can be blown into monolayer and threelayer packaging fi lms as thin as 8 microns. That's apparently thinner than any LLDPE blown film (stretch film has been blown as thin as 14 microns). Super-thin 8- to 9-micron fi lms were made in tests at Borealis and at blown film machinery builder Hosokawa Alpine AG in Germany (U.S. office in Natick, Mass.). Borealis: + 47 (355) 776 56/www.borealisgroup.com . Alpine: (508) 655-1123 . www.halpine.com

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