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Performance Polymer Power Pre-Stretch Film

October 19, 2016

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ExxonMobil and Colines are collaborating at K2016 to demonstrate three different cast stretch load protection film solutions at the Colines booth (Hall 16/A39). The film formulations developed for all three end user applications include Exceed™, Enable™ and Vistamaxx™ performance polymers.

A 7-layer ALLROLLEX®-2000 line equipped with 5 PERFORM-EX extruders will produce at very high extrusion line speed a thin power pre-stretch film.

The PREROLLEX®-1000 line will produce a 5-layer ultra-thin in-line pre-stretched hand wrap film.

Colines will also demonstrate a new-to-the-world high-speed wrapping technology, ALLWRAPPER®. This process uses a thin high tenacity stretch wrap film to bundle a range of products from bottles and cans to carton drink bricks in a continuous process.

Developed to replace collation shrink film, the technology uses less energy as a shrink tunnel is not required. It also allows similar or better stability (testing by ESTL equipment) to be achieved using less film for lower packaging weight. A unique feature of the technology is that the wrapping film can be cut at high speeds, through thick bundles and operate in-line with the package filling operations.

The formulation was designed to provide excellent toughness, optical properties and outstanding holding force at thin gauge.

“Because stretch film provides packaging and protection at the same time, it is important for the safe and secure shipment of loads globally. However, because the dynamics of the stretch film market are continuously evolving, processing solutions are required that help film manufacturers to be one step ahead of this changing environment,” said Mr. Eraldo Peccetti, chief executive officer, Colines SpA. "The collaboration with ExxonMobil Chemical allows us to demonstrate our capabilities to deliver higher performing stretch solutions that help reduce film costs, while delivering efficient pallet wrapping with fewer damaged goods.”

With a portfolio of high performance polymers and global application expertise, ExxonMobil Chemical is in a unique position to offer a range of solutions that can be tailored to meet the needs of varying cast stretch film applications.

“Whether customers are looking for optimized production, improved puncture and cling, enhanced tear or a combination of these attributes, our portfolio of performance polymers is specifically designed to deliver on all counts,“ said Dirk Van der Sanden, global processing and converting advisor, ExxonMobil Chemical.

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