The evolving needs of durable injection molded applications for the consumer products and appliances industries are addressed with the launch of SABIC PP PHC28, which combines high impact resistance, light-weight and intrinsic stiffness with good flow properties and processability. SABIC has expanded its impact copolymer portfolio with the launch of this grade, designed specifically to set a new standard in flow behavior for very high impact resistance polypropylene.
Delivering a strong competitive performance, SABIC PP PHC28 enables customers to manufacture current models in existing molds, while significantly reducing energy consumption, CO2 emissions and the overall cost of conversion by 15% compared to market standard grades. The enhanced flow behavior of SABIC PP PHC 28 is tailored for lighter, smarter and stronger designs and can assist customers in achieving weight reductions per part.
These properties all combine to make SABIC PP PHC28 a material solution that allows for energy efficient designs in home appliances, electronics and durable consumer products. The product's strength and impact resistance also delivers enhanced safety benefits, making it ideal for use in products ranging from child safety seats to chemical reservoirs. Specific market applications, where very high impact resistance is a key requirement, include crates and boxes, suitcase shells, electronic equipment and child-restraint systems. This grade is suitable also for the manufacturing of rigid packaging and applications in the building and construction industry.
Paul Wanrooij, Technical Marketing Engineering, SABIC, says: "We anticipate SABIC PP PHC28 making a large impact in the market, allowing us to change our customers' worlds for the better. Besides enabling new and exciting design options, this solution allows our customers to produce parts substantially faster while at the same time using less energy. We are running a life cycle analysis (LCA) on a real life case of SABIC PP PHC28. The preliminary analysis shows significant improvements thanks to reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gasses emissions because of easiness of processing and down gauging."
The new grade is an extension of SABIC's current SABIC PP PHC series and is being promoted at K Show 2013 in Hall 6, Stand D42.
New polypropylene grade from SABIC