NOVA® KEY FACTS




1. POLAR-CO-MONOMER GRAFTED POLYOLEFIN
2. EXTRUDABLE
3. TIE RESIN
4. ADHERING TO BARRIER MATERIALS (ETHYLENE VINYL ALCOHOL (EVOH), POLYAMIDE (PA), METALS)

NOVA® resins are modified polyolefins with functional groups, designed to bond to a variety of polyolefins, ionomers, polyamides, ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH), polyester (e.g. PET) and metals. They serve as tie layer in multilayer applications such as films, sheets, bottles,tanks, pipes, tubes and others and, thus, help to combine the excellent properties of incompatible materials, as, for example, gas barrier resins and moisture barrier resins. NOVA® resins are also used as coupling agents, compatibilizers and impact modifiers in various types of composites. NOVA® adhesives are thermoplastics and can be as easily processed as any other polyolefin by (co-)extrusion or powder coating. NOVA® is famous for its excellent quality and is therefore the world’s leading polyolefin-based adhesive. Production sites all over the world assure a constant and convenient availability of our top quality adhesives.

Nowadays packaging applications are highly demanding. As they can meet a wide range of requirements, multilayer structures become increasingly popular. Food manufacturers, for instance, aim to keep their food fresh by protecting the packed food from oxygen, odour and moisture. Main targets are to prolong shelf life and to reduce food waste. Furthermore, aromas and protective modified atmosphere should be kept inside of the packaging, whereupon the packaging itself should be lightweight, hard-wearing and attractive. These packaging types are common for fresh meat, cheese, sauces, dairy products and many others. Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals are further areas of application. Coextrusion coating of NOVA® with other plastics onto paper or foil offers additional opportunities in the packaging area. As there is no single material which delivers all these properties by itself, barrier materials need to be combined with polymers, metals or paper. NOVA® serves as tie layer between those incompatible materials and makes high performing multilayer structures possible!

NOVA® resins are well-known for setting the market standards in terms of quality and efficiency! NOVA® resins are THE missing link for your multilayer innovations!

HIGH PERFORMING STRUCTURES MAY FEATURE:

1. BARRIER TO OXYGEN, FLAVOUR, ODOUR, MOISTURE
2. MECHANICAL STRENGTH
3. SEALABILITY
4. PRINTABILITY
5. THERMOFORMABILITY
6. TRANSPARENCY AND GLOSS
7. TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE
8. FLEXIBILITY OR RIGIDITY
9. PUNCTURE RESISTANCE
10. FOOD CONTACT COMPLIANCE