NOVA Chemicals Introduces High-Caulkability Sealant Polyethylene Resin

Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Oct. 16, 2019) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (NOVA Chemicals), a leading supplier of polyethylene, is debuting its new high-performance sealant resin, VPs412, at K 2019. Its high caulkability and seal-through contamination performance enables fast sealing and fast setting. For film converters that run blown and multilayer cast film, VPs412 provides a variety of features and benefits such as excellent optical properties, low seal initiation temperature, low gels and very good tear properties.

“Developing innovative solutions to meet customer needs is a primary focus at NOVA Chemicals, and VPs412 is a great example,” says Mark Kay, performance films group manager, NOVA Chemicals. “The caulkability of this new sealant grade is a game-changer for the food packaging industry, and it’s a single-solution resin, unlike the common practice of blending LLDPE with plastomers.”

VPs412 was developed for food packaging applications requiring high caulkability or seal-through-contamination performance. It provides a low leaker rate and better processability than metallocene LLDPE sealant resins currently in the market. It also provides exceptional puncture resistance and is ideal for packaging liquids and granular or powdery products. Improved package integrity helps prevent food waste by extending shelf life and preventing contamination.

VPs412 is the newest member of NOVA Chemicals’ high-performance sealant family, which also includes VPsK914, SPsK919, and SPs116, which were all introduced in September 2017. VPsK914 is an ultra-durable, abuse-resistant resin for the most demanding packaging applications. SPsK919, developed for the needs of the heavy duty sack market, offers exceptional creep performance and toughness for better package integrity. SPs116 is an ultra-versatile resin that can enable resin consolidation.

VPs412 is ideal for liquids, fine powders and granular products.

About NOVA Chemicals Corporation

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life healthier, easier and safer. 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 wholly-owned ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company 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 drives our business.

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