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Dow Europe has just come out with a new polypropylene-based material, Inspire 150, designed for injection molded bulk container applications that need to withstand bumps and hard knocks during transport and storage, even at low temperatures.

MPW Staff

July 15, 2009

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PP grade combines toughness and impact strength

mw05_mt_dow.jpgDow Europe has just come out with a new polypropylene-based material, Inspire 150, designed for injection molded bulk container applications that need to withstand bumps and hard knocks during transport and storage, even at low temperatures. The material has both EU food-contact compliance and meets norm 4520 for large transportation containers as specified by Germany’s Association of the Automobile Industry (VDA). Fabrice Digonnet, rigid packaging market manager for Europe at Dow, says this PP grade provides a good alternative to high-density polyethylene for bulk containers applications. It has a melt flow rate of MFR11 and shows good ductile behavior even at -40°C. Processors can also blend this grade with polyolefin elastomers to get even higher toughness. —[email protected]

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