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Ineos Styrolution manufactured its own solution

June 14/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- When styrenics giant Ineos Styrolution needed a packaging solution at its Luran S1 facility, a production line in Ludwigshafen, Germany producing about 35,000 tonnes of packaged goods per year, it called in the services of Bischof + Klein, a leading European full-service supplier of flexible plastic and laminate packaging and technical films, said .

The solution turned out to be close to home:  the stretch hood film developed by Bischof + Klein is based on Styroflex, an SBC copolymer produced by Ineos Styrolution.

For Ineos, the experience was a new one but it was very motivating for us to see our own packaging material Styroflex through the eyes of a customer, said Peter Lakeman, manager engineering Ludwigshafen at Ineos Styrolution.

Styroflex is a styrene-butadiene block copolymer (SBC) with the properties of a thermoplastic elastomer. In film applications, Styroflex provides excellent stretch recovery, transparency and puncture resistance. The grade chosen, PG77, was particularly tailored for packaging applications like stretch hood solutions. It combines maximum transparency with outstanding elongation and extreme toughness. Styroflex PG77 can be stretched up to 200% with enormous recovery capacity: It snaps back to its original shape, clings tightly to the load and holds it securely.

Frank Heermann, manager product development industrial packaging at Bischof + Klein, said the company enjoyed the collaboration with INEOS Styrolution in Ludwigshafen, adding that  it is interesting to see that the company is using its own products.

As MRC informed earlier, in February 2019, Ineos Styrolution has made its first production move into China with the acquisition of two 200,000-tonne polystyrene facilities from Total S.A. The deal, which includes the Foshan site in the Guangdong Province in South China and the Ningbo site in the Zhejiang Province in Eastern China, was agreed in August 2018 and has now received regulatory approval. It also includes two sales offices in Gunagzhou and Shanghai.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:Ineos, Styrolution.
Category:General News
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