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Celanese Launches Ateva® ExtruBond™ EVA for Flexible Packaging

Published on 2016-04-08. Author : SpecialChem

DALLAS -- To meet the growing need for stronger, more flexible extrusion coating materials for food packaging and other applications, Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, is launching Ateva® ExtruBond™ ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). Manufacturers can use various grades of this latest flexible packaging and thermal lamination polymer to package food, for packaging lids, and for document lamination and gift cards.

Fig. 1: Celanese

“Where manufacturing speed is critical, we’ve created a material that allows converters to run lines both faster and more efficiently to improve machine utilization and increase a converter’s capacity,” said Stephanie Barden, global business development manager for the EVA Polymers business of Celanese. “We formulated Ateva® ExtruBond™ EVA to hit this sweet spot with a chemical makeup that provides a much stronger bond to substrates commonly used in packaging and lamination processes.”

Celanese developed this material using a combination of unique polymer properties, deep technical expertise and regulatory knowledge to create a polymer that is equally safe to package and preserve food, film or tubing. This new polymer technology proves in extensive customer testing and early use to increase line speeds and dramatically improve adhesion during the extrusion coating process for a stronger, more reliable bond.

For customers using this new material, Celanese provides technical expertise, processing assistance and regulatory support, from proof-of-concept throughout the product development process to commercialization.

Celanese will showcase Ateva® ExtruBond™ EVA in its exhibit space and in two presentations during TAPPI Place Conference for the flexible packaging industry April 11-13 in Fort Worth, Texas.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our two complementary business cores, Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions, use the full breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for our customers and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,000 employees worldwide and had 2015 net sales of $5.7 billion.

All registered trademarks are owned by Celanese International Corporation or its affiliates.

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Source: Celanese

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