OQ, an Oman-based enterprise, has expanded its product portfolio by introducing the Luban HP2151T – a high-flow reactor (60 MFI) grade PP homopolymer targeting thin wall packaging applications.
The Luban HP2151T delivers a multitude of benefits for rigid packaging manufacturers who will be able to connect to OQ experts on the new grade at the K 2022 show in Düsseldorf, Germany.
First, the Luban HP2151T provides a more sustainable solution for rigid food packaging manufacturers, requiring up to 15% less energy to convert, cutting up to 8% of CO2 emissions during the molding phase.
Second, the Luban HP2151T’s higher flowability combined with increased stiffness & top load performance enables packaging designers the freedom to use less material in their products, thus providing light weighting potential.
Third, the Luban HP2151T is designed for transparent packaging and offers up to 25% lower haze as well as improved gloss and a fresh look over benchmark products. These enable brand owners to differentiate their end products on crowded supermarket shelves.
Rigid packaging manufacturers can benefit from increased productivity with the Luban HP2151T. The advanced nucleation system in its formulation offers less warpage and rapid cooling. When combined with its higher flowability, manufacturers can realize up to 5% faster cycle times during molding. In summary, a broad range of benefits across the packaging value chain is delivered by Luban HP 2151T.
Responding to industry demand
The Luban HP2151T was developed in response to several industry demands and trends. Consumers are increasingly seeking packaging solutions with improved aesthetic appeal and lower environmental footprint, while molders are in search of materials that offer boosted productivity and lightweight potential.
Gilles Rochas, Managing Director of Polymer Marketing at OQ, commented: “The process of developing Luban HP2151T was accelerated so it was ready for our customers within a short time. We continue to produce grades based on customer needs, value creation in the application, and the demand & feedback of our customers globally.
In the case of the Luban HP2151T, this is our star product at K 2022. It perfectly showcases the progressive direction we are taking.”
Looking ahead, OQ is set to strengthen its thin wall packaging solutions further with additional Luban family launches. These will include high-flow impact and random copolymer products designed for a range of rigid packaging solutions that contribute to food security.
Customers and prospective customers will be able to explore all OQ’s innovations at K 2022.