As part of its first wave of new offerings from the Dow Horizon Project, Dow Europe GmbH has introduced an initiative to stretch the polypropylene performance envelope by leveraging the latest UNIPOL™ high activity catalyst. The company has announced the introduction of 20 new and upgraded polypropylene products for rigid packaging and film converters, to be produced at its Wesseling plant in Germany. The Dow Horizon Project demonstrates Dow's commitment to the European polypropylene market and an intent to deliver high performance solutions that help meet the changing needs of our customers.
The twenty new and upgraded polypropylene products include:
* DR7032, the first random copolymer to combine a 100 melt flow rate (MFR) with outstanding taste and odour performance. The key benefit of the high melt flow rate is that it enables converters to improve their productivity by reducing cycle times. It offers a good visual appearance in finished injection moulded articles, which is a top priority for brand owners and consumers.
* DR7023, a 42 MFR random copolymer for food contact injection moulded applications that delivers excellent taste and odour performance.