NOVA Chemicals adds bulk container resin to portfolio

Pittsburgh, PA (May 25, 2010) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation today announced the commercialization of NOVAPOL® HB-W646-U resin for intermediate bulk container (IBC) applications.

Primarily used to produce containers for the storage of industrial materials, soaps, and liquid food products, NOVAPOL® HB-W646-U is a gas-phase hexene co-polymer resin that further complements NOVA Chemicals’ already solid portfolio of large part blow molding resins.  

“By adding the IBC resin to our portfolio, we are providing customers with a more robust product slate offering and serving an important segment of the industrial container market,” stated Mike Cappelli, Marketing Manager for NOVA Chemicals.

HB-W646-U offers excellent natural color for a more aesthetically pleasing container, along with outstanding flow characteristics and processibility.  This new addition to the NOVAPOL resin product line allows converters to produce high quality containers that meet rigorous regulatory test standards while maintaining or improving plant productivity.   Known for their consistency and reliability, NOVAPOL resins are NOVA Chemicals’ original family of polymers and are a trusted brand in the global polyethylene marketplace.  Learn more at


About NOVA Chemicals Corporation

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals, plastic resins and end-products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals is a wholly owned subsidiary of The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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Wendy Lomicka – Director, Corporate Communications, NOVA Chemicals
Tel: 412.490.4292

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NOVAPOL® is a registered trademark of NOVA Brands Ltd.; authorized use/utilisation autorisée. Responsible Care® is a registered trademark of the Canadian Chemical Producers Association (CCPA) in Canada and is a registered service mark of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in the United States.