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Borealis launches new PP grade for cosmetics and baby bottles

Austria-based provider of chemical and plastics solutions Borealis has launched a new polypropylene (PP) grade for cosmetics product packaging and baby bottles.

Borealis

Austria-based provider of chemical and plastics solutions Borealis has launched a new polypropylene (PP) grade for cosmetics product packaging and baby bottles.

The company claims that the fully recyclable Borclear RC737MO allows for bottles up to two litres in size, with improved surface scratch resistance and reduction in haze compared to alternative materials.

Borclear RC737MO can be processed by applying the usual processing settings for random PP grades with barrel temperatures in the range of 190°C-220°C and its melt strength enables converters to regulate wall thickness consistently and enhanced processing combined with good reproducibility, as well as design flexibility.

In addition, the lower weight variations will reduce the chances of breakage during transportation and use.

According to Borealis, the newly introduced grade eliminates Bisphenol A (BPA) and can also contribute to lower resource consumption and CO2 emissions from the processing cycle through weight reduction.

Borealis vice president business unit moulding Rainer Höfling said: “Borclear RC737MO is the clear advance in transparency that the safety-conscious, aesthetically-driven cosmetics and baby sectors have been looking for when selecting PP for their product or packaging.

“Borealis’ next generation PP provides converters and brand owners with a novel and cost-efficient approach to the differentiation and competitive edge they seek.”

The firm reported sales of €6.3bn in 2010; it is 64% owned by International Petroleum Investment (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi and 36% by OMV.

Caption: Borclear RC737MO enables to produce bottles up to two litres in size. Image courtesy of Borealis

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