April 7 (TextileWorld) -- Houston-based ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has introduced four new grades of its Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomers for flexible film applications including extrusion coated and laminated woven and nonwoven polyolefinic substrates, cast polypropylene (PP), PP raffia tape, surface protection film, and elastic hygiene films. Vistamaxx 6202FL, Vistamaxx 6102FL, Vistamaxx 3980FL and Vistamaxx 3020FL exhibit a low gel count, which offers enhanced sealability, improved adhesion, inherent elasticity and toughness, as well as excellent appearance and processing reliability, according to the company. The products also are compatible with a broad range of polyolefins.
"Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomers have been developed to enable converters and manufacturers to specifically tailor the properties of mono- or multi-layer films to meet customer needs," said Carol Fitzpatrick, global development manager for Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomers in film, ExxonMobil Chemical. "Because different processing techniques such as cast, blown, extrusion coating and extrusion lamination can be used, Vistamaxx provides opportunities to innovate and enhance the performance of a wide range of films."