Building and construction liners using Exceed XP performance polymers inhibit water vapour penetration to reduce the risk of mold formation.
ExxonMobil says the launch of its latest line of performance polymers for demanding film applications shows its commitment to its polyethylene business, its customers and innovation.
Speaking at the official launch of its ‘Exceed XP’ product line at Chinaplas, company representatives told press that the new product brings “step out” mechanical performance combined with extreme processability to benefit applications across sectors including packaging, construction and agriculture.
“Exceed XP extends the performance and processing attributes of our extensive line of polyethylene resins,” said Cindy Shulman, Plastics And Resins Vice President, ExxonMobil Chemical.
“Packaging films made with Exceed XP offers a high level of protection and preservation for a broad range of products. These unique polymers are especially well-suited for demanding applications such as liquid and food packaging, construction liners and agricultural films, where extreme performance matters.”
Developed through advanced catalyst technology, process research, and applications expertise, Exxonmobil says Exceed XP is specifically designed to provide extreme performance in a variety of film applications and to run at faster production rates.
For liquid packaging applications, including including bag-in-box, pillow and stand-up pouches and flexi-tank container liners, Exceed XP is said to produce “exceptionally strong” films that have excellent flex crack resistance and toughness that prevent product leakage and contamination, helping manufacturers and brand owners protect and preserve their products through to the consumer.
For flexible food packaging applications for use in highly demanding environments, such as low temperatures or high volume, Exceed XP produces exceptionally tough films with outstanding sealing performance says Exxonmobil.
Downgauging levels of up to 30 percent can be achieved with better packaging performance, the company added, while helping producers and brand owners protect and preserve food longer.
The product can be used for building and construction liners to help builders protect their structures. Liners using Exceed XP are said to inhibit water vapour penetration to reduce the risk of mould formation.
Finally, for thin agricultural films, Exceed XP can be used to wrap crops such as mulch and silage. The tough and tear-resistant films help farmers protect and preserve their crops and harvests.
“Exceed XP has been developed within our global technology organisation and expands on the ‘Exceed’ and ‘Enable’ lines of polyethylene films we have launched previously,” explained ExxonMobil’s Thomas Deman at Chinaplas.
“Working with extruder manufacturers we have realized just how effective this product can be with regards to the applications we have highlighted. XP is globally avaialable, however, we chose to launch it at Chinaplas because of the high growth of this market and its desire for innovative products.”