Gantrade’s portfolio of plastics & resins see use in diverse applications, including CASE and packaging systems.
Our most popular product in this category, ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (also known as EVOH), is an extrudable plastic, barrier material. EVOH exhibits excellent barrier properties for oxygen and other gases, as well as volatile products. It is also well-known as a flavor barrier in food product packaging.
In addition to food packaging, our customers use EVOH in agricultural film. Since EVOH also has excellent chemical and oil resistance, it makes a superior hydrocarbon fuel barrier in low emission fuel tanks for automobiles and portable gas containers.
Nearly 50 percent of applications for plastics & resins products are seen in making different types of flexible and rigid applications, especially types requiring a co-extrusion process. Co-extrusion can be useful in blown film, blow molding, and extrusion coating processes, and the distinct advantage of co-extrusion is that each ply of the structure achieves a different desired characteristic, such as stiffness, heat-sealability, H2O-impermeability or resistance to other environmental effects, all of which would be impossible to attain with any single material.
Manufacturers can select EVOH products with various levels of ethylene content for fabrication of barrier packaging products via fabrication processes such as blown or cast co-extrusion, co-extrusion lamination, co-extrusion coating and coextrusion blow molding. These various processes are then used to form flexible packaging, rigid packaging, sheet for thermoforming and tubes.
Applications Gantrade’s family of plastics and resins products like EVOH include:
In addition to our broad product line that serves a variety of industry applications, the technical team at Gantrade has deep experience in consulting with customers to optimize their needs for EVOH and other plastics & resins products. We maintain substantial inventory in these products, with strategic sourcing and favorable logistics to deliver product where you need it, when you need it. Contact Gantrade today to get started.