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Coextrusion

Coextrusion of multiple layers of film can increase the options available in designing films. For example, each layer can be optimised to perform a different function: A surface layer for sealing may contain an excellent sealing resin such as metallocene Non-sealing layers may contain a higher density blend to provide stiffness without affecting sealing Antiblocking [...]

Comparison Of Film Properties For Different Classes Of PE

In one of our previous blog posts (Grade Selection Of Polymer Grades For Film Extrusion) we explored the differing film properties of polymer grades and how they can be combined to create the best possible results, some are better than others. This post summarizes the key differences observed between films produced with different classes of [...]

Multilayer Shrink Film for Downguaging: Issue One

The use of multilayer films in the packaging world has become widespread because of the many functional benefits they provide and  the downgauging capability they offer.  More recently however the focus on recycling has raised questions about the future of films made from different materials. In this regard PE films are well placed as combinations […]

Blending of HDPE with LLDPE, Alkamax Metallocene MLLDPE and LDPE

The last post explored the blending of certain polymer grades to create optimum film packaging.  This blog post does the same, but compares combining HDPE with LLDPE, Alkamax Metallocene MLLDPE and LDPE. Some film applications require a combination of stiffness and toughness, which may be achieved by blending LLDPE or mLLDPE with HDPE. For example, [...]

Blending Alkatuff LLDPE, Alkamax Metallocene MLLDPE and Alkathene LDPE

This post will explore the compatibility of Alkatuff LLDPE, Alkamax Metallocene MLLDPE and Alkathene LDPE in greater detail to help with grade selection for film extrusion.

White Paper: The Evolution Of Metallocene LLDPE Resins

Read our latest whitepaper to find out how the latest generation of mLLDPE resins improve film processing and performance. Download The Evolution Of Metallocene LLDPE Resins

Alkamax Brochure

Less is more when it comes to the latest technology in plastic films for flexible packaging applications. With its purpose designed, leading edge polymer architecture Alkamax® mLLDPE delivers a 20% thinner film than standard LLDPE resin with excellent clarity and lower overall cost.

Grade Selection Of Polymer Grades For Film Extrusion

Alkamax film polymer grades cover a wide range of MFIs (Melt Flow Index) and densities and so deciding which to use is very important. One dimension that determines the polymer performance is the class of polyethylene (PE).

White Paper: Investigating Sealing Issues In Flexible Packaging Products

Read our latest whitepaper to find out how to identify and resolve sealing problems associated with products made using polyethylene film Download Investigating Sealing Issues In Flexible Packaging Products

White Paper: The Effects Of Processing Conditions On The Optical Properties Of Polyethylene Films

Read our latest whitepaper to know how to Improve the appearance of PE film through an understanding of the factors that cause visual imperfections. Download The Effects Of Processing Conditions On The Optical Properties Of Polyethylene Films

White Paper: Essential Considerations When Changing Polyethylene Resins In Regular Packaging Applications

Read our latest whitepaper to find out about the testing requirements following any changes to PE packaging materials.

A brief history of polyethylene

From bullet-proof vests to water tanks, polyethylene has a rich and vibrant history. We take a look at what has made the plastic a worldwide revolution.

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