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LyondellBasell has unveiled a new addition to its Toppyl family of polyolefin resins for the food packaging industry that reportedly provides a new level of convenience and ease of use for ready-to-eat products, without sacrificing protection.

PlasticsToday Staff

October 22, 2013

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LyondellBasell launches a new concept for food packaging

LyondellBasell has unveiled a new addition to its Toppyl family of polyolefin resins for the food packaging industry that reportedly provides a new level of convenience and ease of use for ready-to-eat products, without sacrificing protection.

Toppyl RC3000 is formulated to stick directly to traditional polyethylene food containers, providing a strong seal to keep foods fresh, while remaining easy to open and close. Toppyl RC3000 eliminates the need for food packaging produced with a hot melt adhesive, which the company says can make opening packages difficult.

"Today's packaging must be practical, effective, safe and easy to open without the need for a cutting instrument," said Stefano Pasquali, marketing manager PB-1 specialties, in a news release. "Toppyl RC3000 provides a strong seal to keep foods fresh for easy storage and handling of delicate food, including meat, fruit, vegetable and cheese."

Packaging made with Toppyl RC3000 recloses easily and remains sealed. Product testing by a large film producer demonstrated that food packaging successfully opened and closed with the same success after 10 uses as compared to its first usage. Toppyl RC3000 complies with all food contact requirements in Europe.

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