Please visit: Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP, K-Resin SBC
10001 Six Pines Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380 US
The footprint of thermoplastic materials suppliers at this year’s NPE is going to be fainter than usual.
Two years ago, a supply crisis struck the SBC market. Some customers were forced to switch to other materials. Today, SBC producers hope to lure back processors with a surge of new resin capacity, new domestic suppliers, and new grades and applications.
Two new families of “enhanced” hexene-copolymer LLDPE resins for blown film are said to offer excellent impact resistance and outstanding hot-tack and heat-seal properties. One resin family reportedly can replace high-end octene LLDPE while the other is said to equal or surpass the performance of VLDPE or metallocene LLDPE (mLLDPE).