Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has introduced a new PolyPropylene (PP) thermoforming grade, which is thought will help increase both productivity and the performance of transparent thermoformed cups, trays and containers.
The new Luban HP1151K thermoforming grade has been developed based on Milliken Chemical’s Hyperform HPN-600ei nucleating agent.
Orpic intends to launch the grade during the 5th Oman Plast Exhibition 2018 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Hyperform HPN-600ei offers organoleptics that eliminate the risk of contamination, making Luban HP1151K suitable for food applications.
The technology incorporated in the new grade can also offer quality PP to the food packaging and household storage solutions industries.
Orpic Polymer general manager Gilles Rochas said: “The product has a good resin base and tests conducted so far have been successful. Luban HP1151K reduces haze in the product and increases clarity and gloss.
“We are confident that upon introduction of Luban HP1151K, this high-quality product will offer Oman and the international packaging customers an opportunity to reduce their cycle times and achieve better results through less wastage whilst offering all-around productivity improvements.”
Other than offering the ability to produce an increased number of articles, the grade also enables the production of finished products that reportedly provide good stacking performance.
According to the company, the grade also provides optimal environmental and handling-related advantages.