OQ, the multifaceted Oman-based enterprise that specialises in flexible and rigid packaging solutions, continues to advance its portfolio in response to key market trends.
Specifically, the company has strengthened its presence in the bottles & closures industry with a broad offering for HDPE blow moulded bottles, and Luban EP 2348R and DNDA 8320 for closures. Moreover, new high-flow random copolymer grades like Luban RP 2251T and impact copolymer EP 2348T ideal for customised closures are on the way towards imminent launch.
Customers are seeking enhanced performance and value addition across a range of metrics. In terms of durability, there is heightened demand for superior environmental stress cracking resistance (ESCR) to protect bottles from cracks caused by the chemicals they are storing.
On top of this important performance indicator, customers are looking for increased convenience, customisation, and improved aesthetics. Offering solutions to meet a range of end-uses and applications is essential. In today’s competitive environment, converters require a variety of grades to fit different bottle and closure combinations designed for B2C and B2B end users.
OQ announces to deliver more innovation across its rigid packaging portfolio in the near future. Another six grades are in development and are close to launch, which focus on high performance in bottles and customised closures fulfilling functional needs, delivering benefits across a range of parameters, including stiffness, flexibility, transparency, hinge performance and impact resistance. The new grades will cover a variety of end uses and applications covering small and medium sized bottles and closures for the food and beverage, personal and homecare and industrial segments.