Materials

PP

Polypropylene also known as polypropene, is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications including packaging and labelling, textiles (e.g., ropes, thermal underwear and carpets), stationery, plastic parts and reusable containers of various types, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers, automotive components, and polymer banknotes. An addition polymer made from the monomer propylene, it is rugged and unusually resistant to many chemical solvents, bases and acids. Polypropylene has a relatively slippery "low energy surface" that means that many common glues will not form adequate joints. Joining of polypropylene is often done using welding processes.

BOPP

Biaxially Oriented PP: A rugged thermoplastic polymer. When polypropylene is biaxially oriented, BOPP, it becomes crystal clear but remains available in white and matte finishes. The substrates reasonable economics, conformability and fatigue resistance make it ideal for packaging, labelling and graphic applications.

APET

Amorphous PET (APET). APET is suitable for use between -40Ā°C and +70Ā°C. APET is an extremely tough material with good impact strength. APET is an extremely effective barrier against oxygen, water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen. This meets the consumerā€™s need for impact strength at low temperatures and dimensional stability at high temperatures. APETā€™s main benefits are that it is inexpensive, lightweight, resealable, shatter-resistant and recyclable.

PVC

Polyvinyl chloride: Commonly used for Food trays, bottles for squash, cling film, mineral water and shampoo. PVC is versable in the packaging market where it is used in both rigid containers and flexible packaging. Rigid packaging includes containers such as cordial bottles and strawberry punnets. Food wrap is a flexible packaging. Flexible PVC as well as being transparency, has exceptionally good stretch and recovery characteristics. It is a preferred material for supermarket meat wrapping as the materialā€™s gas and moisture permeability allows oxygenation. This permeability help to prevent the discolouration and dehydration of fresh meat. ā€˜Blister packsā€™ which is used for packaging pharmaceuticals are also fabricated from PVC.

HIPS

ā€œHIPSā€ sheet is a thermoplastic, produced from Styrene monomers and various impact modifiers. It is available with a gloss or matt surface. Excellent forming characteristics make it an ideal choice for vacuum forming, packaging and screen printing applications. Product features: Excellent thermoforming characteristics, approved as food safe, good impact strength, good rigidity and low temperature toughness, excellent printability. Applications: Food packaging, cutlery trays, take away food containers, margarine tubs, cups and lids, point of sale displays, graphic arts, signs.

BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC

Biodegradable plastics are plastics that decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. Two basic classes of biodegradable plastics exist: Bioplastics, whose components are derived from renewable raw materials and plastics made from petrochemicals with biodegradable additives which enhance biodegradation.

PLANTICĀ®

PlanticĀ® an advanced bio-based materials, an innovative product made from corn-starch (maize) that is Australian grown and non-genetically modified, which means its fully biodegradable and compostable. PlanticĀ® is an Australian registered trademark of Plantic Technologies Limited. PlanticĀ® R1 is suitable for thermoforming applications (e.g. for packing foods & goods with water activity of 35% to 70%). Also suitable for direct contact with fatty foods.

K RESIN

K-Resin is ideal for Medical Applications and Electronic Displays. It features; Good Toughness, Tough, Warp Resistant, Warpage Resistant, Good Stiffness, High Clarity, High Gloss. also known as Styrene Butadiene Block Copolymer.