Two specially tailored polypropylenes are said to provide a much-needed combination of stiffness, toughness, and clarity for rigid packaging.

Two specially tailored polypropylenes are said to provide a much-needed combination of stiffness, toughness, and clarity for rigid packaging. Newly available from Dow Chemicals' North American Plastics Business in Houston, Inspire 117 and 404 are said to fall outside the traditional PP homopolymer or copolymer categories. Designed for extrusion blow molding, Inspire 117 is a 2.1 MFR resin that is said to provide a previously unavailable balance of strength and clarity. It boasts improved stiffness/ toughness balance vs. clarifi ed random copolymers and offers lightweighting potential. It said to be well suited to hot-fi ll syrups, ketchup, and fruit juices. Inspire 404 (3 MFR) is a clear, stiff resin for thermoforming drink cups, deli and take-out containers, and lids. Its clarity is said to be comparable to amorphous PET (APET) and blends of crystal PS and styrene-butadiene copolymer. Its higher stiffness than conventional PP homopolymer is said to allow for thinwalling. Tel: (800) 441-4369 . www.dow.com

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