Exceed™ and Enable™ performance polymers for high-clarity packaging with excellent sealing at high throughput rates

Exceed and Enable performance polymers allow converters to produce outstanding, high-clarity packaging films at high throughput rates. The use of Exceed performance polymer in the outer layers and Enable performance polymer  in the core of a three-layer co-extruded film structure allows converters to produce packaging films which combine outstanding optical properties and excellent mechanical and sealing properties.

  • Outstanding optical properties
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Outstanding sealing performance
  • Very high, consistent tear strength
  • High tensile strength and elongation
  • Increased output of up to 20%
  • More sustainable film solutions

Combining outstanding optical and mechanical properties
The use of pure Exceed performance polymer in the outer layers allows converters to produce films with excellent mechanical properties and sealing performance. By using Enable performance polymer in the core layer, there is no need to add LDPE, which can adversely affect the toughness and strength of the film.

Additionally, exceptional optical properties are obtained when the film output rate is increased. Traditionally, it has been difficult to combine outstanding optical properties, high strength, excellent sealing and mechanical performance in a packaging film.

Application opportunities
These Exceed and Enable performance polymer-based films are ideal for use in:

  • Lamination packaging film
  • Bread bags film
  • Produce bags film
  • Compression packaging film
  • Liquid packaging film – milk, edible oils, detergents
  • Dry powder packaging film – detergents, chemicals

Increased output
Because Enable performance polymer is easier to process, it also provides converters with the opportunity to increase output. Tests have shown that by using Enable performance polymer, film output can be significantly increased.

Layers of film using Exceed performance polymer
click to enlargeenlarge image
Typical three-layer film structure (50 micron 1/2/1). Based on ExxonMobil data
Exceed HTC Figure 1 Part 2
click to enlargeenlarge image
Typical three-layer film properties (50 micron 1/2/1). Based on ExxonMobil data

See Also