LG Chem’s expansion & introduction of LG Chem’s caps & closures
LG Chem is to announce the completion of new production lines. One high-density polyethylene (HDPE / 200 kta) line and two linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE / 600 kta) lines will be on stream during 2Q 2021.
HDPE plant produces using the cutting-edge manufacturing system based on the low-pressure polymerisation method and its superior process-ability and quality is fully recognised. The new HDPE line will produce main raw material for caps & closures. With the expansion, LG Chem intends to double the global caps and closures for beverage market presence from around 100 kta to 200 kta. LG Lutene-H which is historical and verified caps & closures grade has been in the market for almost 20 years and offer customers a range of products to meet the specifications of their various application requirements. Consumers are becoming more sensitive and cautious on odour and taste of beverage. With unique organoleptic control system, LG Chem maintains excellent organoleptic property of each and every batch. Lutene-H’s Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance (ESCR) properties offer possibility of down-gauging which helps end-users to reduce cost of production. The super process-ability makes Lutene-H to fit nicely to both injection and compression moulding process. The processing zone is wide so the customers can produce caps and closures with stability. LG Chem has been preparing for the future trends and regulations like tethered caps of EU commissions of single use plastics, PCR products and etc.