Dow’s new catalyst system improves PP manufacturing process, end-product quality

31-Mar-10
Dow Chemical has expanded its catalyst system offering with CONSISTATM D7000 Donor, designed specifically for high melt flow (HMF) applications. The first product in Dow's new portfolio of advanced catalyst systems, it enables polypropylene manufacturers to achieve the performance differentiation needed to enter premium markets, while realizing the benefits of better on-stream time, better plant operability and reduced production costs. "CONSISTA D7000 helps polypropylene producers differentiate their products and seize profitable market opportunities," said Cherie H. Wrenn, product market manager at Dow Basic Plastics Licensing and Catalyst, a Dow business unit that licenses UNIPOL™ Polypropylene Process Technology. "As part of the complete package of optimized solutions we bring to our customers, CONSISTA D7000 delivers advantages throughout the entire value chain. It makes transitioning between product grades smoother and faster, improves the performance characteristics of the finished product, and reduces the use of peroxide, thus bringing down resin manufacturing costs." The new catalyst system was developed to optimize high-melt impact copolymer PP used in automotive interior applications and food contact applications - all challenging but financially rewarding markets for manufacturers. For each of these segments, CONSISTA D7000 helps meet specific quality requirements - from high impact/stiffness balance, to improved polymer taste/odor profile in food contact applications, to reduced C emissions, the volatilized organic chemicals responsible for the "new car" smell.
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