Vistamaxx™ propylene-based elastomers for improved quality and production efficiencies for PP raffia tape

Rolls of raffia tape made with Vistamaxx

Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomers improve the overall production quality of polypropylene (PP) raffia tape by enhancing the two properties, elongation and tenacity, which are critical in manufacturing.

Acting as a modifier, the inherent elongation property of Vistamaxx allows tapes to be stretched more, yielding higher tenacity. Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomer also adds value to PP raffia tape because it delivers less tape breakage. Vistamaxx-based AFMB (anti-fibrillating masterbatch) helps to improve the elongation of the tape and allows an increased dosage of AFMB for non-critical applications, thus reducing the cost of the fabric.

Benefits of using Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomers in the production of PP raffia tape include:

  • Improved tenacity
  • Higher elongation
  • Less tape breakage with higher filler loading
  • Faster line speeds and improved output
  • Downgauging opportunities
  • Cost-reduction opportunities

Vistamaxx-modified PP raffia tapes offer improvement opportunities in end uses such as:

  • Sacks and flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC)
  • Carpet backing
  • Geotextiles