Dow announced an innovative brand extension to its family of INNATE Precision Packaging Resins.
INNATE TF Polyethylene Resins for tenter frame biaxial orientation are bringing commercial viability to the packaging goal of tenter frame biaxially oriented polyethylene (TF-BOPE) films — resulting in greater performance, consumer convenience, and recyclability.
Compared to traditional polyethylene (PE) films, the TF-BOPE film made with INNATE TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame Biaxial Orientation has higher mechanical properties and material rigidity, better optical and printing performance, and offers considerable sustainability advantages, including the potential for all-PE structures for recyclability.
Sustainable packaging solution
INNATE TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame Biaxial Orientation offer distinctive physical properties which can enable material substitution, film layer elimination, and/or down-gauging, to reduce overall packaging materials.
The TF-BOPE film can be used directly as the printed layer of the packaging, allowing a combination of PE functional layers to achieve an all-PE structure, making it more convenient for recycling and increasing the sustainability quotient.
TF-BOPE films made using INNATE TF resins demonstrate many impressive properties valued across the value chain:
- Excellent optical properties such as transparency and glossiness (up to 80% less haze compared to traditional PE films
- Two times the impact strength and tensile modulus
- Three times the puncture resistance and tensile strength of traditional blown PE films
- High-quality flex-crack resistance, even under low temperatures
- Good “tearability” for convenience-in-use
Trial volumes are available for interested potential collaborators. Additional information about INNATE TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame Biaxial Orientation and current success stories are also available at www.dow.com/InnateTF.