Eight new grades of propylene-ethylene plastomers and TP elastomers reportedly offer an outstanding combination of clarity, heat-sealability, elasticity, softness, processability, and compatibility in blends in fi lm, sheet, and molded products.

Eight new grades of propylene-ethylene plastomers and TP elastomers reportedly offer an outstanding combination of clarity, heat-sealability, elasticity, softness, processability, and compatibility in blends in fi lm, sheet, and molded products. The latest additions to the three-year-old Versify family from Dow Chemical, Specialty Plastics & Elastomers, Midland, Mich., are produced with new Insite "post-metallocene" catalysts and Dow's solution process. Versify 2000, 2200, 3000, and 3200 plastomers were developed for fl exible packaging. With an MFR of 2, grades 2000 and 2200 are suitable for blown fi lm, blow molding, sheet extrusion, and thermoforming. Mediumfl ow (8 MFR) grades 3000 and 3200 are general-purpose film resins. All four are said to be excellent sealants for use in BOPE structures and to have excellent compatibility with PP. Versify 4000 and 4200 plastomers offer higher fl ow (25 MFR) for injection molding and extrusion coating. They reportedly boast a unique combination of toughness, stiffness, processability, and modulus that complements traditional PP resins. Versify 2400 TPE with 2 MFR is for extrusion, calendering, and TPO formulating. Dow says it can bring a unique balance of fl exibility, heat resistance, durability, and optical properties to fl exible TPOs. ?Versify 3401 TPE with 8 MFR is said to be particularly appropriate for impact modifi cation of PP to make transparent goods by injection molding or thermoforming. It does not require special blending or compounding equipment and is said to boost the mechanical properties of cast fi lm. Tel: (800) 447-4369 . www.dow.com

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