Pipe processors in Asia now have a new choice when it comes to specifying materials for hot and cold water pipe applications. Marketed by PolyMirae Company Ltd, a joint venture between polyolefins supplier LyondellBasell Industries and Korean polypropylene (PP) supplier Daelim, the new grade, Hostalen PP H5416K, is a random copolymer (PP-R) intended for use in hot and cold water pipe applications. It is a natural nucleated grade said to offer a good balance of mechanical properties, including in terms of heat resistance and durability.
|Asian processors have more choice with this new PP-R grade from PolyMirae.|
"This development represents PolyMirae's first entry into the rapidly growing pipe segment, and at the same time contributes to LyondellBasell's global sourcing strategy," said Michael Vogt, LyondellBasell's Asia Pacific market manager for the pipe, industrial sheet and pipe coating business unit. "It enhances our position as one of the global leaders in the development of PE and PP resins used in pipe applications, and will enable us to offer Asian customers a high-quality PP-R grade from a regional supply source."