A developmental metallocene-based PP copolymer for injection molding is said to provide superior clarity in applications such as food and beverage packaging, food-service trays and covers, drink cups, pitchers, storage containers, CD/DVD cases, and medical devices. Specialty grade RM2073 from Basell North America, Inc., a LyondellBasell company, Wilmington, Del., allows injection molders to achieve 2% haze in a 1-mm-thick plaque, according to global marketing manager Amit Gupta. “Transparency at that level can now be compared to PC and other engineering polymers that deliver glass-like clarity. This opens the door for a wide variety of new opportunities,” he says. Moreover, this material’s high flow (40 MFR) can improve throughput and potentially allow reduced wall thickness. (302) 683-8000 • www.lyondellbasell.com
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