New Ampacet BIAX4CE portfolio for BOPE film applications

New Ampacet BIAX4CE portfolio…

With decades of experience in masterbatches for BOPP film and PE blown film applications, Ampacet has introduced BIAX4CE masterbatch portfolio specifically designed for BOPE film.

Mono-material packaging is preferred to multi-material packaging to meet recycling targets set by the EU for plastic packaging and boost the quality of mechanically-recycled material.

Because the polypropylene (PP) recycling stream does not exist at scale in many countries and the polyethylene (PE) recycling stream is prevalent, the development of biaxially-oriented polyethylene (BOPE) film applications is emerging. BOPE film production also benefits from idle capacity on existing biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film manufacturing equipment, requiring only an adjustment in processing conditions with no major machinery changes.

In laminated packaging structures, BOPE film allows substitution of some non-polyethylene substrates such as BOPP, BOPA, BOPET and CPP in the manufacture of mono-material PE packaging, leading to an improvement in the quality of the mechanically recycled PE stream, while requiring compromises on some packaging functionalities such as lower stiffness, gloss and gas barrier characteristics. BOPE structures present advantages over BOPP, including greater seal strength, improved packaging seal integrity and better puncture resistance. BOPE also has proven superior to PE blown films in down-gauging, higher output and yield, better optics and tighter gauge control.

Ampacet BIAX4CE masterbatch portfolio includes additive as well as white masterbatches formulated to meet optimum quality and processing requirements for specific BOPE film structures.

The Ampacet BIAX4CE additive range includes antiblock, antistatic, migrating and non-migrating slip as well as high performance antifog masterbatches.

For more information on Ampacet BIAX4CETM portfolio and other Ampacet sustainable solutions such as:

REC-NIR-BLACK (Plastics Recycling Awards Winner 2019): enables black packaging waste to be sorted and recycled

Odor Scavenger (PRA Finalist 2020): a powerful wide-spectrum odor absorber

Blue Edge 78: counteracts the “dirty” effect in PET post-consumer recycled plastics

Blue Edge 226 (PRA Finalist 2020): counteracts the “dirty” effect in PE post-consumer recycled plastics

REC-O-BLACK 216 & 344: made from RECycled and RECOvered post-consumer feedstocks

BIO RANGE: masterbatches for compostable bioplastics & biodegradable applications

REVIVE 962 E (PRA Finalist 2020): a compatibilizer masterbatch enabling recycling of multi-material polyolefin barrier packaging into quality film applications

BIAX4CE portfolio for BOPE film applications enhancing the Circular Economy of flexible plastic packaging

Please email or visit us at Plastpol, booth E18 (Kielce, Poland, 6-9 October).