Upgraded technology boosts Borealis's presence in the cosmetics industry
blow-moulding technology in a bid to stay abreast of competitors
with more innovative designs.
By tailoring its PP ISBM grade Borclear injection system the company is generating more scope for flexible product designs. According to the company, the tailored system will also increase processability, therefore giving them an edge over competitors in manufacturing time. Borealis claims that processability is increased by tripling the operating temperature window for the stretch blow moulding process. With a shorter cycle times, the process also helps to create a consistent wall-thickness distribution that in turn leads to a better homogeneity of the bottle. Pollena, a polish based packaging producer for the personal care market, has recently used the process supplied by Borealis in an attempt to broaden its portfolio of packaging options. The company has launched a range of double-walled cosmetic containers, using the injection blow moulding process, in a bid to cater for the growing demand by manufacturers to use plastics in premium. The company stated that they used the Borealis technology because of the high gloss levels and shape of the containers created by the injection blow moulded technology. "Our intensive cooperation with Borealis highlighted the potential opportunities available for using ISBM to improve overall aesthetics and design" stated Jerry Buawa, general manager of Pollen. Borealis has been attacking the cosmetics industry of late. Earlier this year the company created a new pail system that is said to significantly shorten production cycles - whilst also benefiting the environment and reducing packaging costs. The pails, which were suited to family-sized toiletry products, were created with a new polypropylene, BH374MO, which was designed specifically to meet industry demand for packaging products that are of high quality but also cost effective.