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NOVA Chemicals unveils PCR-based film structure designs
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:11.Mar.2021

NOVA Chemicals Corporation has developed a series of customizable film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin (PCR). The film structures, which incorporate post-consumer low-density and linear low-density polyethylene (rLDPE/LLDPE), can be tailored to meet the demands of film applications including heavy-duty sack, collation shrink, stretch film, agricultural film, trash bags and liners, food packaging and protective packaging for e-commerce, such as bubble wrap and air pillows.

 

Greg DeKunder, Vice President, polyethylene marketing, NOVA Chemicals, said, “The introduction of these film structure designs is one of several initiatives we are pursuing to make it easier and more practical for the industry and our customers to incorporate PCR into new packaging and products.”


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NOVA Chemicals’ new film structure designs formulated with PCR.


The film structure designs also are vital step in helping consumer brands meet their ambitious sustainability goals, according to Monika Kleczek, circular economy market manager, NOVA Chemicals.

 

Last year, NOVA Chemicals entered into agreements with Merlin Plastics and Revolution to supply PCR that NOVA Chemicals will sell to its customers. The company also introduced a suite of ready-to-recycle resins in 2019, which, in their virgin state, are designed to compensate for the potentially degraded physical performance of recycled content in film structures.

 

Moreover, customers seeking to incorporate PCR into their film designs are supported by NOVA Chemicals’ Innovation Centers, which are staffed by a dedicated team of PCR experts and equipped with industry-leading production, conversion and testing equipment.

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