New resin for EBM and easier recycling
EASTMAN Chemical has introduced its Aspira polyester specifically designed for extrusion blow moulding (EBM) and recyclability.The properties of the new Aspira polymer make it processable at high speeds and gives it shelf appeal for large container applications.
The polymer boasts clarity, strength, processing ease and flexibility in a sustainable polymer.
Also the firm says the resin is compatible with the PET recycling stream, boasting lower scrap rate and energy demand. Compared to EPET, Aspira has no haze, gels, degradation in processing and has a low drying temperature of only 60°C. It is an amorphous regrind type similar to pellets and gives bottle toughness, according to Eastman.