ExxonMobil Chemical Introduces New Enable™ Metallocene Polyethylene Resin For Thinner, Stronger Collation Shrink Films

  • Outstanding combination of  stiffness, strength and holding force, with excellent shrink
  • Exceptionally tight bundling and uniform shrink for secure packaging
  • Downgauging opportunities of up to 25 percent
  • Excellent optics for improved retail shelf appeal


Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:00 am EDT



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"The properties of our new Enable 40-02 product allow converters to produce thinner and stronger bundling films versus existing solutions"

ExxonMobil Chemical is introducing the newest optimum solution in the Enable™ product line. This new grade, Enable™ 40-02 metallocene polyethylene (mPE) resin, allows the creation of collation shrink films with new levels of stiffness, strength and holding force for excellent packaging performance.

“The properties of our new Enable 40-02 product allow converters to produce thinner and stronger bundling films versus existing solutions,” said Terry Tucker, polyethylene market development manager, ExxonMobil Chemical.

A 3-layer, 60 micron film which utilizes Enable 40-02 delivers a number of valuable attributes including: exceptional mechanical properties which can provide downgauging opportunities of up to 25 percent for unit cost and weight reduction; improved clarity for shelf appeal and vibrant graphics; and controlled TD (transverse direction) shrink performance for more consistent shrinkage. Additionally, the excellent processability of Enable 40-02 delivers consistent quality films, high speed operations and good output, resulting in lower resin use and energy consumption.

These high performing, sustainable collation shrink films, produced using
Enable 40-02, offer optimum solutions to ensure products such as bottled beverages, canned good, health or beauty products and others are tightly secure, protecting goods throughout the value chain.



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