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Total unveils new copolymer for food packaging

Petrochemical producer Total has launched the new Polypropylene Lumicene Random, which helps converters to address new challenges in food packaging.

Based on metallocene technology from Total’s Refining & Chemicals Division, the material has a mix of cleanliness, ease of processing and optics.

The improved properties have been designed to address the industry’s call for superior food compatibility as well as sustainability benefits.

Total Rigid packaging business manager Philippe Thiriaux said "Our range of products has much more to offer in terms of new properties. It expands the range of applications for conventional PP and adds a new dimension to more traditional applications."

In order to provide universal grade status for food packaging from fridge to microwave usage, the product range offers extractables and organoleptic properties.

With the new Polypropylene Lumicene Random, molding precision is said to be higher and the reproducibility between shots is improved, which contribute in reducing the environmental impact of the packaging.

Total’s Polypropylene Lumicene products also have improved gloss and transparency.