NOVA Chemicals to Focus on Peelable Seal Technology at FlexPackCon

Calgary, Alberta, Canada (October 26, 2015) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (NOVA Chemicals) will share original research on easy-open seal technology at FlexPackCon 2015. The research demonstrates the company’s flexible film expertise and its dedication to delivering greater value to its customers through product and applications development work.

Dan Falla, technical service specialist, NOVA Chemicals, will present the study, Peelable Seal Films with Enhanced Moisture Barrier Properties for Flexible Packaging Applications. Most packages for dry goods, like cereal and crackers, are designed to have the seal layer peel apart while being opened. However, opening these pouches or bags is difficult to do without tearing the packaging. Prompted by a desire to better understand easy open / peelable seal technology, Falla evaluated various types of peelable seal layers and the use of a new high moisture barrier sHDPE in the study.

“We’re always working to develop higher-value products and applications,” said Falla. “This peelable seal research will help our customers and the brand owners who manufacture dry goods packaging deliver the performance that today’s consumers are demanding.”

Falla will present his study at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 28. In addition, Falla is session moderator at FlexPackCon for the morning sessions on Wednesday, October 28. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Flexible Packaging division, where he serves as Membership Secretary and Councilor, and on the Board that is hosting FlexPackCon.

For more information, visit NOVA Chemicals at booth #39 during FlexPackCon October 26 – 28 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, FL, where NOVA Chemicals is a Premium Sponsor.


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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