Aegis® H155C1ZP is a high-viscosity nylon extrusion grade copolymer for cast or blown film applications. It possesses an attractive combination of strength, toughness and thermoforming properties as well as excellent heat, chemical and abrasion resistance.
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Identification & Functionality
Aegis® H155C1ZP Features & Benefits
Aegis® H155C1ZP polyamide copolymer is designed specifically to improve processability during film manufacturing/converting, and end-use performance during distribution. This is proven to increase extruder throughput and reduce haze when incorporated into multilayer co-extruded cast or blown film structures. Aegis® H155C1ZP Copolymer is ideal for use in shrink film for bone-in meat and other protein applications where thermoformability, high shrink, ovenability and puncture resistance are critical to deliver the desired shelf life and improve consumer satisfaction. This product is also ideal choices for retorted stand-up pouches (SUP) where thermal stability, flex-crack resistance and clarity are required to deliver on-the-shelf appeal.
Applications & Uses
|Value||Units||Test Method / Conditions|
|Extractable Content||max. 0.8||%||SOP-702-307|
|Melting Point||194 (381)||°C (°F)||ASTM D-3418|
|Moisture (50% RH)||3.1||%||ASTM D-570|
|Moisture (Saturation)||10||%||ASTM D-570|
|Moisture Content||max. 0.8||%||ASTM D-6869|
|SAV (at 96% Sulfuric Acid)||4||-||-|
|Specific Gravity (at 23°C (73.4°F))||1.12||-||ASTM D-792|
|Viscosity (FAV)||155||-||ASTM D-789|
Regulatory & Compliance
Aegis® H155C1ZP copolymer conforms to FDA requirements of 21 CFR 177.1500 (a) (4) and (b) (4.2) for use as articles or components of articles intended for use in processing, handling and packaging food, provided that the finished articles meet the applicable use and/or extraction limitations and requirements of relevant regulations. This copolymer is in compliance with FDA-approved Food Contact Notification (FCN) No. 342. Specifically, Aegis® H155C1ZP is intended for use as a component of films applied in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively, of 21 CFR 176.170(c). Aegis® H155C1ZP is also suitable for use as a component of a food packaging according to the European Plastic Regulations (EC) No. 10/2011, amended in 2018 to No. 2018/79.
Technical Details & Test Data
|Attribute||Aegis® H155ZP Homopolymer (PA 6)||Aegis® H155C1ZP Copolymer (PA 6/66)||Aegis® H155C1WP Copolymer (PA 6/66)||Copolymer Benefits|
|Tensile Strength*||O||+ +||+||About 4-6% higher strength|
|Tensile Modulus*||O||–||–||Similar to baseline, about 10% lower|
|Elongation to Break*||O||+||+||About 65% higher elongation|
|Toughness||O||+||+||Higher puncture resistance for bone-in-meat and snack packaging|
|Flex Crack||O||+||+||Increased durability for bulk wholesale packaging like bag-in-box|
|Deep Draw Formability||O||+||+||Deeper forming packages with fewer blow-outs (e.g. trays and cups)|
|Shrinkability||O||+||+||Greater and more consistent shrink|
|Clarity||O||+||++||Improved with less haze in blown film|
|Curling||O||+||+||Reduced curling for better processability in non-symmetric structures|
|Softness||O||O||+||Improved flexibility and softness|
|Processability||O||+||+ +||Aegis® H155C1ZP and H155C1WP copolymers allow higher throughput on blown film lines at lower gage H155C1WP also reduces extruder torque for greater efficiency|
|Density||O||O||O||Same as baseline|
*Tested against ASTM D-882
When compared to Aegis® H155ZP homopolymer as a baseline,
O denotes Comparable, – denotes Lower, and + denotes Improved.
Packaging & Availability
Aegis® H155C1ZP Copolymer is available now in commercial quantities and can be supplied in either bag or Gaylord packaging. They are manufactured under GMP conditions on an AdvanSix proprietary polymerization line, meet FDA requirements [21 CFR 177.1500 (a) (4) and (b) (4.2)], and are qualified at multiple customers.