Industrial-scale extrusion blow molding of a new styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBC) was demonstrated recently at German machine manufacturer Kautex Maschinenbau, represented here by Kautex Machines Inc., North Branch, N.J. Styrolux 3G 46 was introduced for blow molding early last year by the German parent of BASF Corp., Styrenic Plastics, Florham Park, N.J. Styrolux 3G 46 is stiff and clear, has lower density than PET or PVC, and processes at lower temperatures and with shorter cycle times than comparable packaging materials, BASF claims. Kautex produced intricately shaped bottles from SBC at its technical laboratory in Bonn, Germany, noting that the material is well suited to handleware because the weld line can be formed easily. For complete data on the new resin, visit www.ptonline.com/plaspec. 800-BC-RESIN • www.plasticportal.com/usa (908) 252-9350 • www.kautex-group.com
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