From storeroom to showroom, packaging plays an integral role in the life cycle of every product. 3M offers a variety of engineered additives for plastic packaging materials, designed to enhance surface smoothness, dimensional stability and other physical properties – while delivering manufacturing process improvements such as die buildup reduction and lightweighting.
Plastic Packaging Technology and Packaging Manufacturing Improvements
Enhancing optical and surface properties with 3M™ Dynamar™ Polymer Processing Additives
Contrary to the popular saying, people often do judge books – and most other products – by their covers. In fact, when it comes to packaging, first impressions are the most lasting… and surface defects can detract from consumer appeal. 3M™ Dynamar™ Polymer Processing Additives (PPAs) are a cost-effective, proven technology for improving surface quality in plastic packaging manufacturing.
Dynamar PPAs form a low-friction coating that prevents the polymer from sticking to the surface of an extrusion die. This helps eliminate die lines and the surface distortion known as melt fracture or sharkskin – enhancing surface gloss, clarity and smoothness in the end product.