SABIC launches an innovative new ultra-high melt flow polypropylene (PP) resin to enhance properties in melt-blown fibers for nonwoven fabrics. SABIC PP 514M12, the new product, will meet the needs of a wide range of potential end-uses in personal hygiene applications and other market segments. The new product is expected to be commercially available by the end of 2018.
Designed on phthalate-free and odor-free technology, SABIC PP 514M12 material, offers very good processability for melt-blown fibers with high levels of drawability, spinnability and uniformity. The nonwovens developed to combine high barrier properties and absorption with breathability in thin and lightweight, high-performance webs of enhanced conformability and reduced material consumption.
SABIC PP 514M12 polymer is used to provide high purity and enhanced customer convenience over incumbent melt blown resins because of its phthalate-free, single-material technology. The polymer resin is produced in regular pellet form for easy handling, storage, and use.
The new innovative polypropylene product for melt-blown fibers offers advanced material solutions to help manufacturers to push the limits of consumer safety and convenience, function, sustainability and cost control and at the same time meet strict hygiene and consumer protection standards.
SABIC PP 514M12 has the flexibility to meet specific customer’s application needs. The trial runs in collaboration with a dedicated machine manufacturer’s latest high-speed machine using production quantities of the new melt blown PP have shown very good processing and performance properties.
SABIC offers an extensive PP portfolio for a range of industry segments that include automotive, packaging, healthcare, home appliances and construction next to Personal Hygiene. Its dedicated global segment organization offers polymer portfolio designed to cater needs of its customers for innovation, service and application development around the world.