NOVA Chemicals Commissions New Semi-Commercial Nine-Layer Blown Film Co-Extrusion Line

Calgary, Alberta, Canada (June 16, 2015) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (NOVA Chemicals) today announced its new state-of-the-art Brampton Engineering nine-layer blown film co-extrusion line is now fully commissioned and in operation at the Centre for Performance Applications in Calgary. This investment is a cornerstone of a broader set of purchases and upgrades at the company’s Calgary research and development facilities. Together, these investments greatly enhance NOVA Chemicals’ ability to work collaboratively with customers to bring well-designed, better-performing products to market more quickly.

The semi-commercial scale line permits in-house production of complex multi-layer films to optimize coextruded film structures and determine which polyethylene (PE) and other materials perform best. Along with the Centre’s experts, these capabilities enable customers’ success through collaborative idea generation and faster speed to market for new products and applications. In addition, they reduce customers’ production line interruptions through off-line application development.

“NOVA Chemicals is the first PE resin producer in North America to have a nine-layer line,” said Technical Services Manager Sarah Marshall, NOVA Chemicals Technology. “This investment provides a tremendous opportunity to collaborate with our customers and quickly generate new ideas and applications utilizing our resins to help them succeed. It helps deliver on our commitment to expand our innovation capabilities and provide greater value to our customers.”

The line is capable of running several different complex film structures per day with precise layer distribution and converter-quality film rolls. Films produced on the line will support NOVA Chemicals’ expanded applications development work for the food packaging, heavy duty sack and other flexible packaging markets.

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About NOVA Chemicals

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins 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, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

About NOVA Chemicals Polyethylene Business

The NOVA Chemicals polyethylene business enables its customers’ success with a portfolio of more than 125 specialized SURPASS®, SCLAIR® and NOVAPOL® resins. Each new NOVA Chemicals resin is developed to meet customer requirements, from drop-in consistency to step-out performance attributes. Our customer-centric approach is driven by our brand promises of Focused Expertise, Applied Innovation, Proactive Service and Reliable Supply.


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