Flexathene thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs) from LyondellBasell combine the benefits of reactor-produced TPOs with the customization and consistency of melt-compounded TPOs.
Benefits and Applications
Flexathene TPOs are being used to replace more costly engineered thermoplastics, such as nylon, polycarbonate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT). They are also being used as an alternative to steel, aluminum, wood and composites.
Flexathene TPOs are used in sheet and profile extrusion, injection molding and film applications.
Flexathene TPOs are polymerized using gas phase dual reactor process technology at our Morris, Illinois, polypropylene plant. This technology incorporates the ethylene-propylene rubber (EPR) on a molecular level, to give an excellent balance of key properties such as impact strength and stiffness.
Once polymerization is complete, Flexathene TPOs are then compounded via twin screw extruder technology to offer exceptional consistency and unique combinations of product features.
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