Starlinger & Co Gesellschaft m.b.H.

The first FIBC made of PET tape fabric on show at Interpack

Starlinger & Co. GmbH and SABIC will show an FIBC (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container) made of PET tape fabric at Interpack in Düsseldorf, May 08 – 14, 2014.

Starlinger and SABIC have developed the technology for the production of fabric made of PET tapes. PET tapes stand out for their high tenacity and high creep modulus as well as low thermal shrinkage, providing fabric and articles produced out of it with exceptionally high strength and long-term form stability. The new development opens interesting possibilities especially in the areas of commodity and bulk logistics.

A bulk packaging application where the above mentioned characteristics are especially important are FIBCs, also called Big Bags or container bags. FIBCs made of PET tape fabric have superior dimensional stability due to their higher rigidity and higher creep modulus compared to existing polypropylene FIBCs. They maintain shape and circumference during long storage periods and in hot weather. PET FIBCs can be used for packaging of bulk materials with slippery characteristics – for example, expandable polystyrene beads and polymer chips with slip additives. Such materials cannot be packaged in polypropylene FIBCs as they would be prone to bulging and tilting.

Being dimensionally stable, PET tape FIBCs offer a better alternative to more expensive packaging such as cardboard octabins which are used for bulk materials with high flow tendency. PET FIBCs are also easier to fit into sea containers due to better shape retention.

Starlinger and SABIC invite converters and investors to the Starlinger booth at Interpack in Hall 11/C20 to discuss the advantages of PET FIBCs.

Starlinger & Co. GmbH leads the world market in the field of machinery and process technology for woven plastic packaging production. As A to Z turnkey provider, Starlinger supplies the entire machine range for the production of tape fabric, all types of modern woven sacks, geo- and agrotextiles, carpet backing, heavy duty fabrics and FIBCs.

SABIC ranks among the world’s top petrochemical companies and is among the world’s market leaders in the production of polyethylene, polypropylene and other advanced thermoplastics, glycols, methanol and fertilizers. SABIC has significant research resources with 19 dedicated Technology and Innovation facilities around the world.

Starlinger at Interpack 2014: Hall 11, Booth C20

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