8 January 2019

HMC Shows at ArabPlast

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HMC Polymers participated with joint venture associate LyondellBasell at ArabPlast 2019 in Dubai, UAE from the 5th-8th January. ArabPlast is the largest trade expo for the plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry in the MENA region and is particularly relevant for HMC with an active presence in Africa and the Middle-East.

The previous ArabPlast in 2017 had 906 exhibitors from 41 countries and 27,268 visitors from 119 countries showcasing innovative ideas, technologies and new products across a broad spread markets relating to plastics. The expo continues to expand year on year. and is an important regional event for the plastics industry.

HMC focused on key markets vital to the region: bottles/clear packaging, TWIM, film (BOPP & CPP) and Terpolymer, and healthcare. For those markets the following PP grades were highlighted in the LyondellBasell ArabPlast booth:

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MARKET: Bottles/clear packaging
PP Grade: Moplen RP6068 – High Impact Resistance Random Copolymer PP for EBM

Features include:

  • High softness
  • Very high impact resistance
  • Superior clarity and gloss

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MARKET: TWIM
PP Grades: Moplen HP544T  HP640U  RP348S – Polypropylene Resin for Thin Wall Injection Moulding

Features include:
  • Ease of processing allows increased design freedom
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Processes with low built-in stress and distortion
  • Good surface finish and color
  • Low odor
  • High clarity

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MARKET: Film (BOPP & CPP) and Terpolymer
PP Grades: Clyrell RC2472 – Random Copolymer Polypropylene with improved printability for BOPP films.

Clyrell features include:
  • Low sealing temperature
  • Good optical properties
  • Good stiffness/impact balance
  • Barefoot formulation for sealing layer
  • Good ink adhesion
  • Good sealing properties
  • Good optical properties
  • Easy processing on high speed BOPP lines

PP Grades: Adsyl 6089, 6064, 6093, Clyrell RC6081 – Terpolymer with low SIT for skin layer of CPP & BOPP films

Adsyl features include:
  • Low sealing initial temperature
  • High transparency and high gloss
  • Barefoot formulation for sealing layer
  • Excellent processing on high speed equipment
  • Containing anti-blocking agents
  • Fast solidify to ease film cooling process
  • Good shrinking performance
  • Superior processing window
  • Very good sealing performance

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MARKET: Healthcare
PP Grade: Purell RP271M – Medium melt flow PP random copolymer resin for healthcare applications (IM) (ISBM)

Features include:
  • Suitable for autoclave sterilization
  • High temperature resistance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good clarity
  • Good impact properties
  • Good processability

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If you would like more information on the products listed above, or for other product enquiries please email HMC sales:
  • Kessaraporn Trongtorsak, Sales Department Manager, PP Solutions – email
  • Adisak Angkaew, Sales Segment Manager, PP Solutions – email
  • Chudanat Bandhukul, Sales Segment Manager, PP Solutions – email