• Bottling & Packaging

Graphene-Enhanced Composite Bottles

XG Sciences xGnP® graphene nanoplatelets can be used to meet challenges in plastic packaging and metal containers. In commercial applications, our graphene nanoplatelets demonstrate reduced energy consumption during IR blow molding, improved thermal conductivity, improved container strength and extended product shelf life. In addition, metal can coatings with xGnP can prevent premature corrosion and extend shelf life. The benefits realized with the use of xGnP can help achieve sustainability goals for single-use plastic packaging initiatives.

Plastic Bottles

Incorporating xGnP graphene nanoplatelets into Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) resins for use in containers deliver benefits in the production processes and in the final container.

  • Reduces blow molding IR energy consumption, which can generate energy savings of between 20-56%
  • Increases tensile strength and stiffness to deliver a more durable container and/or lightweight bottle
  • Allows a higher concentration of Post-Consumer Recycled Resin (PCR) to be used without compromising bottle performance
  • Reduces thermal degradation of the resins by lowering the manufacturing process temperatures
  • Improves barrier performance through the bottle

Metal Container Coatings

Demonstrated in an industrial application, xGnP graphene nanoplatelets improve anti-corrosion performance for steel cans. Coatings containing xGnP reduce and/or mitigate environmental corrosive effects in non-BPA protective coatings. The graphene nanoplatelets create a tortuous path structure in the coating that slows/prevents moisture and oxygen from reaching the metal surface.

Flexible Packaging

The use of xGnP graphene nanoplatelets in flexible packaging is emergent, and XG Sciences is at the forefront of advancing this technology. As demonstrated in related applications, xGnP can improve thermal conductivity to improve production processes and final product performance, increase film strength and improve barrier performance. The adoption of xGnP in single layer and multi-layered structures, including existing materials and bio-based polymers, is possible with minimal impact to the bulk properties of the film structure.

Industrial Packaging

In industrial packaging, xGnP graphene nanoplatelets improve the strength of plastic strapping when added to polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production operations by increasing strength and elongation.

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XG Sciences produces graphene in various forms customizable to your manufacturing systems. These value-added substrates include liquid solutions (dispersions), master batches (composites) and graphene powders. 

Contact us today to discuss the optimal graphene solution for your next project.