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New Alathon film grade used in textile & oriented tape applications
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Nov '09
LyondellBasell has launched a new addition to its broad portfolio of high density polyethylene resins. Alathon L4555X02 is the latest grade to join the Alathon family of film resins known for their high tensile strength and very low gels. It is these characteristics that make this MMW HDPE resin ideally suited for high-per formance film applications such as tubular food and produce wrap, hay bale wrap, industrial tarps, shading nets and protective netting. Alathon L4555X02 is manufactured in Victoria, Texas.

Increased strength

The narrow molecular weight distribution of Alathon L4555X02 is critical to maximizing orientation capabilities. Its draw ratio, the amount of orientation introduced to the film, leads to increased tensile strength. "Higher draw ratios allow our customers to produce the strongest product using the least amount of material," explained Glenn Cozzone, LyondellBasell's manager for North American product development.

Lower gels

Alathon L4555X02 was developed to maximize film properties and process capability. It combines greater bubble stability and stretchability, while helping to reduce head pressure and extruder load. Internal lab testing has shown that Alathon L4555X0 2 has significantly lower gels than competing resins. This reduction of gels is critical in applications requiring orientation, as it reduces the number of breaks in the orientation and/or weaving processes, reducing downtime and increasing productivity of the lines.

LyondellBasell Industries is one of the world's largest polymers, petrochemicals and fuels companies. We are the global leader in polyolefins technology, production and marketing; a pioneer in propylene oxide and derivatives; and a significant producer of fuels and refined products, including biofuels. Through research and development, LyondellBasell develops innovative materials and technologies that deliver exceptional customer value and products that improve quality of life for people around the world.

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