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With processing characteristics said to be better than linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and a melt-flow rate of 60 g/10 min, the newest grade of low-density polyethylene introduced by LyondellBasell Industries (Rotterdam, Netherlands) is targeted squarely at injection molders of thin-walled housewares, caps and closures.

PlasticsToday Staff

December 11, 2009

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High-MFR LDPE targeted at lid molding market

With processing characteristics said to be better than linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and a melt-flow rate of 60 g/10 min, the newest grade of low-density polyethylene introduced by LyondellBasell Industries (Rotterdam, Netherlands) is targeted squarely at injection molders of thin-walled housewares, caps and closures.

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The new grade, Lupolen 1800U, complements the company’s existing LDPE products for injection molding. “At 60 grams per 10 minutes, the grade achieves the highest melt-flow rate that has ever been produced within our European portfolio of LDPE grades,” said Christof Justus, polyethylene marketing manager at the supplier.

Beyond injection molding, the material could also see use in color and additive masterbatches, and as a viscosity modifier for compounds. Lupolen 1800U resins will be made in the company’s European plants. —[email protected]

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