SOCAR Polymer Launches Two New Impact Copolymer PP Grades

SOCAR Polymer Launches Two New Impact Copolymer PP Grades
SOCAR Polymer was founded in 2013. (Photo: Caspianbarrel)

Azerbaijan’s SOCAR Polymer has introduced two new grades of impact copolymer polypropylene (ICP) resins that are the first in its portfolio to incorporate Begium-based Milliken Chemical’s Hyperform HPN performance additive for polypropylene (PP).

The two firms have been working collaboratively to develop these materials for the past year. SOCAR Polymer currently is marketing these materials to customers in Russia, Turkey and other countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States, according to the Azerbaijani companies Thursday press release.

The company says these new ICP grades are ideal for use in thin-wall injection molded (TWIM) packaging applications such as caps, closures and opaque containers, as well as in various housewares, sporting goods and toys.

The two new grades are CB 4848 MO (with a melt flow rate of 48) and CB 6448 MO (with a melt flow rate of 64), which are the most common melt flow rates for ICPs. Both offer an excellent balance of end-use properties, according to the statement.

Founded in 2013, SOCAR Polymer has built and operates two polymer production facilities with all the necessary infrastructure. After the first export of products in October 2018, SOCAR Polymer continued to expand the geography of its sales, supplying goods to the markets of Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Uzbekistan, China, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Austria and Romania.