ExxonMobil at 8th Elite Conference

Addressing difficulties in plastic recycling

David Hergenrether, vice president - Polyethylene, ExxonMobil Chemical.
David Hergenrether, vice president - Polyethylene, ExxonMobil Chemical.

ExxonMobil, a Platinum sponsor of the 8th Specialty Films and Flexible Packaging Summit, will demonstrate differentiated flexible packaging solutions at the event. A full range of Exceed XP, Exceed and Enable performance PE polymers that can help customers develop innovative and sustainable flexible packaging solutions will be featured.

The highlight will be full polyethylene (PE) laminated packaging solutions, containing Exceed XP, Exceed and Enable mono-material solutions. They help overcome the recycling issues typically associated with conventional laminated structures. Often comprising a mix of PET, PA, EVOH or OPP, laminated packaging structures can be challenging to recycle, due to difficulties in separating the materials. The new full PE laminated solutions can be recycled with PE film where programs and facilities to collect and recycle plastic films exist, while they deliver the toughness, optical properties and stiffness needed for high-quality packaging, plus material selection is simplified.

“Advancing polyethylene technology is an important part of our commitment to helping customers grow their businesses. These full PE laminated packaging solutions can help customers create differentiated packaging solutions that offer enhanced performance and processing, while helping them to meet their sustainability goals,” said David Hergenrether, vice president – Polyethylene, ExxonMobil Chemical.

During the conference, Nilesh Shah, senior technical advisor, ExxonMobil, will present ‘Innovative and sustainable packaging solutions’ on the morning of 23 August 2019. The visitors will learn how to develop recyclable packaging with excellent integrity, puncture resistance and optical properties.

“Visitors can discuss their challenges and product innovation ideas with us to discover the benefits of working together. They can learn how the combination of our performance PE polymers and application expertise can help deliver solutions that add value to their businesses,” said Hergenrether.

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