Cairo – ExxonMobil is showcasing the sustainability benefits of its elastomer products as enablers that increase the recycled-content of plastics end-products.
At this year’s Plastex event in Cairo, the company is introducing Rethink Recycle grades that tap into the properties of its Vistamaxx products to upgrade recyclate materials.
Vistamaxx polymers are propylene-based thermoplastic elastomers which are compatible with other polyolefinic materials.
Acting as a compatibiliser between polyethylene and polypropylene, the additive can improve the properties of the final products.
The materials are a cost-effective solution allowing increased use of recyclate in high-value applications, ExxonMobil said.
Benefits, it added, include enhanced toughness, cling, sealability, softness, clarity, dispersion, adhesion, elasticity and flexibility.
Plastex 2020 is held in the Egyptian capital of Cairo 9-12 Jan.