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Soft Elastic News 11/2019 | New portfolio of TPE dispersions
If you visited the K-Fair, you are sure to have noticed something: once again, it was packed in Düsseldorf. Around 225,000 visitors from 165 countries were able to confirm at the 3,333 exhibitor stands representing 63 countries that plastic is still an innovative, indispensable and future-oriented material. This was also reflected in an extensive willingness to invest on the part of the trade visitors.
Apart from topics such as syringe plunger seals, infusion therapy, baby pacifiers or the dental hygiene market, we were also able to present our brand-new portfolio of TPE dispersions for the very first time.
Exclusively water-based, these dispersions are free of emulsifiers and solvents (VOCs, i.e. volatile organic compounds such as hydrocarbons, alcohol, aldehydes, or organic acids). This is a key aspect for the protection of employees and consumers as nothing can be released into the air or migrated into contents such as food or beverages. Furthermore, these dispersions meet all of the requirements associated with direct contact with food and have the corresponding FDA/EU approvals.
This barrier function is important in terms of food safety but also as protection from migration by undesirable substances such as mineral oil or other contaminants into the filled material, i.e. food. The most important requirement on these barriers is that the so-called breakthrough time, i.e. the duration until a barrier is no longer tight and substances which are harmful to health can migrate into food, is longer than the shelf life of the packaged product.
It came to the conclusion that special surfaces within adverts increase reader attention, thereby ensuring that the advert achieves a higher emotional feeling of depth. The effect: the product advertised has better chances of staying in long-term memories and is therefore classified as being more relevant. It is not just the actual surface but also the feel of the material which has an effect.
Finally, YUNICO TPE dispersions feature one other major advantage: they are recyclable. This has been confirmed in the PTS test which was conducted in accordance with PTS-RH: 021/97 “Indication of recyclability of packaging made of paper, cardboard and paperboard as well as graphic print products”, the following criteria are applied: defibration, separation of existing impurities by means of sorting, potential for sticky formation (easy sheet formation), properties of the recycled fiber in terms of optical inhomogeneities.
As always, if you wish to receive details on this or the many other applications or you have an idea of your own, please contact us.CONTACT