With a melt flow rate of 31, the new high-density polyethylene Bormed HE9601-PH is said to deliver a flow rate improvement of up to 2.5 times that of comparable alternatives. The material could see use across a broad range of applications including syringe plungers, caps and closures. With such a high MFR, processors can run their machines at higher injection speeds and, hopefully, make more good parts in less time.
The new HDPE grade is being supplied and marketed by polyolefins supplier Borealis and Borouge, the joint venture between Borealis and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Borealis and Borouge have a capacity of more than 5.4 million tonnes of polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) per year of which 26% are the result of a recently completed capacity expansion in Abu Dhabi. An additional 2.5 million tonnes per year is scheduled for completion by mid-2014....