(PR Newswire) -- The Dow Chemical Company has expanded the availability of CONTINUUM EP High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Resins. This new generation of bimodal HDPE resins bridges the gap between conventional unimodal and bimodal HDPEs by offering the potential for enhanced performance, processing, and profits in blow molded bottle and drum applications. The resin was initially introduced in 2009 and, with customer testing complete, is now commercially available.
The CONTINUUM EP product family currently includes two bimodal resins: CONTINUUM EP-6630 HDPE for blow molded bottles and XDMDA-6670 EP HDPE for large blow molded parts such as drums.
The dramatically enhanced environmental stress crack resistance of these resins offers the potential for significantly improved performance in existing applications and equivalent or better performance in lightweighted containers.