Polyolefins

A polyolefin is a polymer produced from a simple olefin. Common polyolefins include all types of polyethylene and polypropylene. Polyolefins are typical used in film structures or food and industrial packaging.

All-PE structures have already gained a lead in both food and non-food applications.
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Recyclable All-PE Pouches: Sustainable Opportunity for Film Extruders

Sustainability and the Circular Economy are both a challenge and an opportunity to flexible packaging producers. Recyclable pouches based on all-PE multilayer structures, utilizing new resins and perhaps techniques like MDO or biaxial orientation, appear to be major contenders against glass, metal, and multi-material film structures.
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Part 3: Fundamentals of Polyethylene

PE parts can fail when an inappropriate density is selected. Let’s look at some examples and examine what happened and why.
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