NOVA Chemicals commercializes new high-performance film resin
New polyethylene demonstrates innovation capabilities.
April 8, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff
Calgary—NOVA Chemicals has announced the commercialization of SURPASS HPs667-AB polyethylene resin, reflecting the company’s commitment to deliver greater value to its customers through the development of high-performance products.
This new resin is a result of the customer-centric research and development work at the company’s Centre for Applied Research and Centre for Performance Applications in Calgary.
HPs667-AB resin, an extension of NOVA Chemicals’ HPs167-AB high barrier blown film resin, is a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) designed for cast film, extrusion coating, extrusion lamination and some barrier molding applications. Its innovative molecular architecture enables up to 50 percent moisture and oxygen barrier improvement over conventional technology.
In addition, the resin features superior stiffness and can facilitate layer or lamination reductions.
These physical properties enable converters and brand owners to improve the sustainability and shelf life of packaged goods in a wide range of applications, such as dry foods, snacks, liquid packaging and dairy.
“HPs667-AB resin and its revolutionary predecessor, HPs167-AB resin, deliver performance unlike anything else in the polyethylene market to date,” says NOVA Chemicals Polyethylene Business director of marketing Carrie Richards. “The continued commercialization of innovative resins like this will enable our customers to tailor solutions and achieve a broad range of processing needs.”
NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins to make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Headquartered in Calgary, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The NOVA Chemicals polyethylene business enables its customers’ success with a portfolio of more than 125 specialized SURPASS, SCLAIR and NOVAPOL resins. Each new NOVA Chemicals resin is developed to meet customer requirements, from drop-in consistency to step-out performance attributes.
For more information, go to www.novachemicals.com.