Borealis launches new pipe and advanced packaging innovations

Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, will launch cutting-edge advances for the pipe and advanced packaging sectors at Plastpol 2012. The innovation highlights on display are the latest solutions for the productivity, differentiation and sustainability challenges plastics processors are facing globally. Borealis offers the infrastructure pipe industry a range of innovative polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) materials through its BorSafe™ and BorECO™ product ranges. For hot and cold water pipes, Borealis has a long track record with its BorPEX™ product range as a supplier of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX). At Plastpol, Borealis will introduce a new outer layer solution for multi-layer composite pipes (MLCP): • BorPEX™ ME2578 is now available as the quality outer layer PEX-b solution for multi-layer composite pipes (MLCP). This innovative PE-based material cross-links automatically at ambient temperatures which avoids the need for a post-treatment stage, thereby offering considerable savings for pipe producers. The stability of the material ensures a smooth production process, resulting in an excellent surface finish. For packaging converters, Borealis supports the increasing market demand for more customer convenience and design-appeal with the introduction of two new peelable compounds for transparent lidding film and peel against itself applications: • Borpeel™ WD955CF and Steripeel™ WE950CF provide superior optics, high transparency and a broad processing window. The innovations complete Borealis’ high performance portfolio of peelable solutions for lidding film on PP trays and peel against itself for standard peelable film, sterilisable applications, medical applications and anti-fogging films. Further packaging developments on show at Plastpol will include BorPure™ moulding solutions for excellent organoleptic performance and processability for transparent consumer food packaging and PE caps. Bormed™ polyolefins which meet the challenging needs of primary pharmaceutical and diagnostic packaging will also be featured.
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