SLH218 is a LLDPE Hexene copolymer, expertly crafted by Braskem. This grade delivers an optimal balance of optical properties, mechanical properties (especially stretchability), sealability, and processability. It contains very low gel content, ensuring smooth processing. With a minimum biobased carbon content of 84%, determined according to ASTM D6866, SLH218 upholds sustainable practices while offering versatile performance in various applications.

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Polymer Name: Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

Processing Methods: Blown Film Extrusion, Cast Film Extrusion, Coextrusion, Extrusion, Film Extrusion

Melt Flow Index: 2.3 - 2.3 g/10 min

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Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
C14 Contentmin. 84%ASTM D 6866
Blown Film Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Highlight ‐ Ul Mate Test ¹ ²400%ASTM D4649
Highlight ‐ Puncture ¹ ²2.6kgASTM D4649
Highlight ‐ Retention Maximum Force ¹ ²3.1kgASTM D4649
Highlight ‐ Retention Ending Force ¹ ²2kgASTM D4649
Highlight ‐ Retention Loss ¹ ²35%ASTM D4649
Highlight ‐ Cling ¹ ²29gASTM D4649
Highlight ‐ Unwind Force ¹ ²3.7kgfASTM D4649
Highlight ‐ Sond level ¹ ²73dBASTM D4649
Highlight ‐ Elongation Force ¹ ²34kgfASTM D4649
Haze3%ASTM D1003
Gloss (Angle 45°)95%ASTM D2457
Tensile Strength (at Break, MD) ᵃ40MPaASTM D882
Tensile Strength (at Break, TD) ᵃ40MPaASTM D882
Elongation (at Break, MD) ᵃ1170%ASTM D882
Elongation (at Break, TD) ᵃ1500%ASTM D882
Tensile Modulus (1% Secant, MD) ᵃ210MPaASTM D882
Tensile Modulus (1% Secant, TD) ᵃ240MPaASTM D882
Dart Drop Impact Strength ᵃ110g/F50ASTM D1709
Elmendorf Tear Strength (MD) ᵃ240gFASTM D1922
Elmendorf Tear Strength (TD) ᵃ520gFASTM D1922
Control Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Melt Flow Rate (at 190°C, 2.16kg)2.3g/10 minASTM D1238
Density0.916g/cm³ASTM D1505
  • (1) 23μm thickness film, processed in a 3 layer coextruder
  • (2) Highlight tested at 300%
  • a Film with 38 microns produce in a 40mm extruder and a blow‐up ratio of 2.2:1. (MD = extrusion direction and TD = transversal direction).

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