EVA copolymers for sacks and packs.
Levamelt ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers from Lanxess Corp.
(Pittsburgh) are said to offer advantages over the EVA plastics
traditionally used in the packaging industry, commonly as adhesive tie
layers. They are manufactured by a unique polymerization process that
yields products with high vinyl acetate content, which translates into
properties such as outstanding tack and excellent shear strength,
Levamelt products can be used in the preparation of high-quality
transparent and homogenous composites, either as cast film or as blown
film, meeting the needs of many niche applications including food and
beverage film packaging. They comply with applicable FDA (U.S. Food
& Drug Administration) regulations.
Lanxess Corp.; +1 412-809-1516; www.lanxess.com.