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ELITE™ Enhanced Polyethylene Resins

Distinctive property combinations

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Looking for just the right resin to optimize your packaging?

Custom designs. Being unique. Who doesn’t like being able to tailor solutions to get exactly what they want? ELITE™ Enhanced Polyethylene (EPE) Resins bring that excitement to packaging.

 

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Diverse and desired properties

For nearly 20 years, ELITE™ Enhanced Polyethylene (EPE) Resins have brought distinctive combinations of properties to formulations for flexible plastic packaging. Functionalities typically not found together in a single resin are possible with ELITE™ EPE Resins. The science behind ELITE™ resins enables performance properties like these:

  • High processability & excellent dart impact strength
  • High stretch & high puncture resistance
  • Improved sealability & higher stiffness
  • Moisture barrier protection

 

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Next-level packaging

Extending the family of ELITE™ resins, ELITE™ AT (Advanced Technology) Polyethylene Resins also offer excellent flexibility to tailor molecular weight distribution, short-chain branching, and long-chain branching specific to an application’s requirements.

ELITE™ AT resins maintain the excellent processing characteristics of ELITE™ EPE resins, while adding benefits such as shrink and stiffness, sealability, processability, and organoleptics. Functionality includes high-performance sealing to enhance processing performance in both Vertical Form Fill Seal (VFFS) and Horizontal Form Fill Seal (HFFS) applications.

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The newest innovation

ELITE™ AT 6900 polyethylene resin brings even more options to brand owners and converters designing for high moisture barrier protection, enhanced stiffness, and excellent processability to enable recyclable PE-based structures.

ELITE™ AT 6900 can be used alone for moisture barrier or used in conjunction with EVOH and Dow’s RETAIN™ Polymer Modifiers to provide oxygen barrier functionality in a recyclable package.

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