Polymax Materials Suited for Sensory-Sensitive Applications


WAUKEGAN, IL | Polymax Thermoplastic Elastomers, a manufacturer and custom compounder of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) materials, reports the availability of new grades of premium quality TPE for sensory-sensitive applications.

In response to the high market demand for better packaging materials that protect the freshness, quality, and safety of food and beverages, company has developed new formulations said to provide low extractables, organoleptic neutrality, excellent sealing properties, and superior clarity. These new materials will be showcased at the upcoming NPE2015 show in Orlando, FL, March 23-27, 2015.

“The development of TPE for sensory-sensitive applications was extremely challenging,” says Polymax chairman Dr. Martin Lu. “It required extensive polymer science and compounding expertise, customized manufacturing equipment, and close teamwork with our customers.”

Specialty compounds and formulations of the sensory-sensitive materials can be used to manage permeation of carbon dioxide, water vapor, and oxygen, among other uses. Furthermore, these materials can be used in tubing for the delivery of dairy products, commercial food packaging, and bag-in-box wine. Company says the sensory-sensitive product grades meet most food and beverage contact standards of the FDA, EU and GB, and are fully recyclable.

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