ExxonMobil Introduces New Performance Polyethylene Exceed™ S, Allowing Converters to Rethink Film Design for Simpler Solutions
Modern film design is a story of increasing complexity and the trade-off between performance and processability that is accepted to ensure durable packaging and high customer satisfaction. Multi-component resin blends in coextruded and laminated films with a high number of layers are commonplace. Every step in producing and converting printed film into sustainable packaging is prone to inefficiency, waste, and complexity-induced human error. What if your resin could help simplify it all?
“To go past™ S performance PE resins offer uncompromising simplicity,” said Tom MillerTo go past™ S marketing manager at ExxonMobil. “With Exceed S, converters can achieve high levels of performance with easy processing, stiffness and toughness with less mixing, and resin solutions that can simplify operations and improve packaging durability. , it’s a platform of performance polyethylene grades designed to do so much, so simply.”
Innovative converters can rethink film design with Exceed™ S performance PE by…
- Creation of rigid and resistant functional layers to optimize performance
- Leverage increased performance to help facilitate solutions with sustainability benefits
- Reduced need to add HDPE for stiffness or LDPE for processing
- Creation of flatter and less stretchable films to increase the efficiency of the printing and packaging line
- Offer more sustainable flexible packaging, contributing to consumer satisfaction and helping to reduce food waste
The first three commercially available grades of Exceed™ S resins are designed to provide low melt pressure and high performance on blown film lines. The combined advantages enable the creation of a wide range of packaging and film applications:
- Large format heavy bags used in industry and agriculture with agricultural silo bags can benefit from increased puncture, impact and tear resistance. To go past™ S-resin’s combination of low melting pressure and high extrusion efficiency can also help increase the production capacity of the converter.
- In Primary packaging, unlaminated coextruded films used in pouches and bags containing liquids, foods or other products can enjoy better toughness and are less likely to break during transport or dropping. For example, the multi-walled bladders used in hot-filled bag-in-box packaging exhibit exceptional resistance to heat-induced blocking and flex cracking.
- PE//PE laminates with improved stiffness, toughness and bag drop survival, it can help facilitate large pouch sizes and accommodate larger and heavier contents, helping to expand the use of mechanically recyclable packaging in the market .*
In these types of applications, the exceptional mechanical properties of Exceed™ S resins can be used to increase film performance, maintain comparable performance at thinner thickness, produce more durable mono-material products, or incorporate high percentages of recycled content. Providing such solutions is part of ExxonMobil’s four-pronged approach of using performance polymers to help facilitate solutions with sustainability benefits.
“ExxonMobil has been at the forefront of polyethylene innovation for nearly three decades,” said David Hergenrether, vice president for polyethylene at ExxonMobil. “The new Exceed™ The S platform embodies our most advanced product and process development, based on deep and longstanding partnerships with our customers.”
“Opportunities for innovation that go beyond™ S performance polyethylene offerings have already resulted in successful collaborations with over 75 customers worldwide working on over 100 different applications. We look forward to collaborating with our customers on new opportunities to advance their products.”
Learn more about ExxonMobil’s Exceed™ Solutions S, visit: https://www.exxonmobilchemical.com/pe
SOURCE Exxon Mobil Corporation