Packaging constitutes one of the largest markets in the world for the use of plastic resin.All Markets
As an industry that relies on complex engineering and process design, access to a supplier with the broadest possible portfolio is a necessity. Entec Polymers provides the packaging industry with an extensive range of products, coupled with broad experience and technical knowledge in processes such as: blown and cast film, extrusion coating and laminating, blow molding, injection molding, sheet extrusion, thermoforming and many other converting technologies.
The plastic packaging market is divided between two major categories – Rigid Packaging and Flexible Packaging. Entec places equal focus on both sides of the industry, but narrows its attention to target food and specialty packaging applications where sophistication, consistency and regulatory documentation are requirements
Mono and multi-layer film extrusions require a solid understanding of not only the resins being extruded, but also how they will interact with one another to create the final film. Entec’s technical staff understands these concerns and partners with customers and suppliers to educate, develop and promote the newest and most complete technologies for film, sheet, and laminations.
Entec is committed to better servicing food, specialty and medical packaging markets, and has developed expertise beyond polymer chemistry and extrusion. Through working with brand owners and machinery manufacturers, Entec has developed extensive knowledge of downstream converting operations used in these industries, such as package forming, printing and laminating.
When film structure is critical to your success, our engineering group can help to design various functionalities into your structure, including:
- Optimized sealant layers
- Higher output rates
- Easy open sealants
- Foil adhesion
- Increased toughness
- Improved thermoforming drawability
- High tear strength
- High elasticity
- Abuse and impact resistance
- High clarity and low haze
- High temperature resistance
- High stiffness resins
- Permeability tailoring (O2 and H20)
For these applications, Entec not only provides expertise in commodity resins such as polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) or polystyrene (PS), but can also help you modify these structures to create added value (i.e. better flexibility, toughness, stress crack resistance, cold temperature durability, increased barrier and even better processing). Our technical experience draws from a wide variety of market categories, and we bring the best chemistry together to help you improve your parts. Whether you are making bottles, caps, cups, trays, buckets, pails, lids, or any other rigid structure, we can help you break through the barriers of the final application performance.
In addition to these rigid structures, Entec specializes in resins that go into labels, bottle shoulders, tubes, sleeves and other products that are critical to final performance. Even if your company only makes one part of the final packaged good, we understand how all of these pieces come together to ensure product and package integrity.
Where your rigid packaging applications need to be improved, the Entec Polymers line card includes products for:
- Optics improvements
- Cycle time improvement
- Viscosity modification
- Cold temperature impact
- High stiffness
- Soft touch
- Chemical and moisture barrier
- Easy open or low removal torque
For more information, ask your sales representative about food grade plastic and FDA resin assurances.