Basell has developed a new high fluidity polypropylene grade that can address customer requests for more demanding resin performance in melt blown textile applications. The resin, Moplen HF1005, is a very narrow molecular weight homopolymer with a melt flow rate (MFR) of 1500 and is the latest addition to Basell’s comprehensive nonwovens grade range. The grade is beneficial during the production of colored melt blown nonwovens, as it can minimize organic pigment degradation and improve processability.
The fact that the nonwovens industry is growing in China is not news. During the past decade, the market has achieved growth in the low double digits, well above the rates seen in more developed areas like the U.S. or Europe.
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