Two new polyolefins designed to help downgauge packaging were featured at the K 2007 show in Dusseldorf by Basell Polyolefins (soon to become LyondellBasell Industries), Wilmington, Del. Hostalen ACP 6031D is a multi-modal HDPE blow molding grade with 0.96 density and 0.3 MFR. Aimed at extrusion blow molded bottles for household chemicals and personal-care products, it reportedly has an excellent combination of ESCR and stiffness. Its tensile modulus is 195,750 psi, tensile yield strength is 4350 psi, and elongation at yield is 8%. The second new product is Metocene HM 1753, a metallocene PP produced with Basell's Spherizone process. This very high-flow homopolymer (140 MFR) is designed for thin-wall injection molding of cups, lids, and closures, as well as for composites. This is a nucleated grade containing antistat. It has tensile and flexural moduli of 275,500 psi, tensile yield strength of 5800 psi, elongation at yield of 8%, and haze of 10%. (302) 683-8000 . www.basell.com
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2 Righter Pkwy. #300 Wilmington, DE 19803
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