Two new polypropylene-ethylene copolymer resins are said to offer exceptional clarity for use in blow molding and film and sheet extrusion in applications such as food containers, beverage bottles and personal-care packaging.

Two new polypropylene-ethylene copolymer resins are said to offer exceptional clarity for use in blow molding and film and sheet extrusion in applications such as food containers, beverage bottles and personal-care packaging.


Available from Lyondell Chemical Co. (formerly Equistar), Houston, PP30HF01 and PP33HF04 are produced with Millad 3988 clarifying agent from Milliken Chemical. The additive is also said to deliver faster cycle times, dimensional stability and toughness to these two copolymers which are compliant with FDA regulations for food contact applications. Lyondell also now offers Millad 1988 clarified grades—PP33HR01 and PP43QW02 for injection molded food storage containers and closures.