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SBC Resin Used In Stretch Hood Film Application

Jun 14, 2019

Styrenics supplier Ineos Styrolution and Bischof + Klein, a leading European full-service supplier of flexible plastic and laminate packaging and technical films, announce today the installation of a stretch hood packaging solution at the Ineos Styrolution production site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The fact that the packaging material used in the application is based on Styroflex, a  styrene-butadiene block copolymer (SBC) produced by Ineos Styrolution. LLDPE resin is conventionally used for stretch hood film. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.

The Bischof + Klein (B+K) stretch hood film is used in the Luran acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) resin facility, a production line producing about 35,000 tonnes/year of material, to collate 25-kg bags on wooden pallets. ASA is used for example in automotive interior and exterior applications. Due to its UV resistance it is also the material of choice for outdoor applications including wind turbines and gardening equipment. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.

Frank Heermann, Manager Product Development Industrial Packaging at Bischof + Klein, adds: “We enjoy the collaboration with Ineos Styrolution in Ludwigshafen. It is interesting to see that the company is using its own products. The Styroflex based film increases the flexibility for the users of the packaging machines. Overall, it allows us to better meet our customers’ requirements.” Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.

Styroflex is a styrene-butadiene block copolymer with the properties of a thermoplastic elastomer (S-TPE). In film applications, Styroflex provides excellent stretch recovery and superior transparency and puncture resistance. Styroflex PG77 was particularly tailored for packaging applications like stretch hood solutions. It combines maximum transparency with outstanding elongation and extreme toughness. Styroflex PG77 can be stretched up to 200% with enormous recovery capacity: It snaps back to its original shape, clings tightly to the load and holds it securely. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.