Cast polypropylene commonly known as CPP and also widely known about its versatility. CPP is one of the most important segment segments in the high-end flexible business. CPP Films are made from Polypropylene, the world highest used polymer. Polypropylene is among the leading packaging materials which are widely used in Cast film extrusion. In recent years, PP cast films have gained market share in both traditional flexible packaging as well as non-packaging applications.

The paper authored by Dhananjay Sahoo of IOCL highlights the versatility of Cast PP as a packaging material.

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About the author

Dhananjay Sahoo

Deputy General Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Limited

He is a Polymer technologist having more than 25 years of experience in technical services and application development area in polymers like LDPE, LLDPE,HDPE, PP, PVC, EVA, UHMW-HDPE and Metallocene LLDPE. He was in Product Application and Development of IPCL, Vadodara and was responsible for grade developments of PP and PE. Subsequently he worked as Technical Services & Business Development Manager in RIL. At present, he is in Indian Oil Corporation Limited, looking after Technical Services and Application Development activities in Petrochemicals.

He is currently responsible for new market development, niche grade introductions, grade modifications to meet emerging customer needs in addition to  new additive & catalyst selection for grades. He is also part of Corporate group for development and implementation of new business initiatives etc.

He has widely travelled and undertaken training abroad in Polymer applications and has published several articles in different polymer journals and has exposure to different Plastics Processing techniques: Raffia Extrusion, Injection Moulding, Blow Moulding, Rotational Moulding, Blown Film Extrusion etc.

He is a committee member in BIS in sectional committee on Plastics in PCD 12, CED 50 and TXD 23.

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