Metallocene Film Properties

BFI-1880 Metallocene Properties:

Excellent permeability to Oxygen (used in packaging produce)
Superior optics
Excellent puncture resistance
Good tensile strength (at break)
Good sealability


Our BFI-1880 film has an outstanding balance of end-use performance (toughness, optics, sealability, hot tack and processability).


Properties

Units

Typical Values1

Test Method

Resin Properties

Melt Index

g/10 min

2.0

ASTM D 1238 (E)

Density

g/cm3

.902

DSC Peak Melting Temperature

0F (0C)

202 (95)

 

FILM PROPERTIES

1% Secant Modulus

   
ASTM D-882

MD

psi (Mpa)

15,600 (107.5)

TD

psi (Mpa)

15,300 (105.4)

 

Tensile Strength @ Yield

   
ASTM D-882

MD

psi (Mpa)

700 (4.8)

 

TD

psi (Mpa)

610 (4.2)

 

Tensile Strength @ Break

   
ASTM D-882

MD

psi (Mpa)

8800 (60.5)

 

TD

psi (Mpa)

9100 (62.7)

 

Elongation @ Break

   
ASTM D-882

MD

%

520

 

TD

%

580

 

Elmendorf Tear Strength

   
ASTM D-1922

MD

g/mil

170

 

TD

g/mil

290

 

Dart Drop Impact

g/mil

>1200

ASTM D-1709(A)

Puncture Force

lbs/mil

10.7

 

Puncture Energy

in-lbs/mil

40.0

 

Haze

%

2.4

ASTM D-1003

Gloss(450)

 

87

ASTM D-2457

1 Data developed under Laboratory conditions and are not to be used as specification, maxima or minima. ASTM procedures (where applicable) were used for these tests. The data are intended as a general guide only and do not necessarily represent results that may be obtained elsewhere. The use of these Metallocene film products must be guided by the user's own methods of selection of proper formulation. BFI disclaims any responsibility for misuse or misapplication of its products. BFI MAKES NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT GOODS SUPPLIED SHALL BE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BFI's liability and customer's exclusive remedy for any claims arising out of sales of its products are expressly limited at customer option to replacement of nonconforming goods only.

FDA: Complies with applicable FDA regulation for food contact within limitation which are part of statue or regulations.

Following charts illustrate relationship between permeability, tear strength and tensile strength of EVA film in comparison to mPE film and PVC film.


Source: Medical Plastics and Biomaterials Magazine
(Originally published September 1998)

mPE and EVA films can be suitable alternatives to PVC film for some applications, and that the mPE film can provide a number of properties superior to those of the other film types, including tensile strength, tear resistance, resistance to blocking, and barriers to water vapor and ammonia. It was also shown that the use of mPE can allow for significantly thinner films than with EVA or PVC, without sacrificing performance.