Total develops HDPE grade

Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA has introduced an HDPE grade 9825E for the sheet extrusion thermoforming market.

The grade is said to be well suited for shallow draw thermoformed packaging applications in the foodservice and food packaging industries that require high rigidity and toughness.

Total also claims that the increase in stiffness gives the opportunity to light-weight, yet still maintains the performance compared to other HDPE grades used in SET applications, or to make a product of equivalent weight but with improved performance.

Ted Harris, marketing manager for Total’s Polymers Americas, said: “Not only does 9825E provide improved rigidity and processability compared to other grades of HDPE used in thermoformed containers, but it offers increased gloss for improved aesthetics. Additionally, it satisfies a growing demand for materials that are widely accepted in recycling programs.”

Applications well suited for the use of 9825E include drinking cups, bowls, portion cups and yogurt containers.

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