LyondellBasell Industries has launched a new low density polyethylene (LDPE) resin for potential use in a wide range of injection molding and masterbatch applications. The new Lupolen 1800U grade features an excellent balance of mechanical properties and a unique combination of easy processability, toughness, softness and dimensional stability. The resin complements the company’s existing LDPE product range used in injection molding and addresses market requirements for applications such as flexible, thin-walled container lids. Lupolen 1800U grade provides better processing characteristics than LLDPE (linear low density polyethylene), which is widely used in packaging and thin-wall injection molding applications such as housewares and caps and closures.
LyondellBasell Industries is one of the world’s largest polymers, petrochemicals and fuels companies.