Another important step on this path is now a new, modern nomenclature for the entire product range. The new product names will provide producers with important information at a glance: polymer group, basic classification, melt flow rate, toughness, additives and colour can be read directly from the names.
1 February 2021 has been chosen as the introduction date for the new product names. The changeover of the nomenclature of all products is a major task and was therefore carefully planned: In order to enable a smooth transition from the names used so far, a hybrid name consisting of the old and new name will initially be used during a transition period of approx. 6 months. In addition, the previous name will continue to be used in brackets on all documents to give customers the necessary security during the changeover phase. "It is important to note - the name change has no influence on existing article numbers and product characteristics, these of course remain unchanged," Slijkhuis and Höggerl emphasise.