Milliken NX™ UltraClear PP Packaging

Bringing clearer, better, more protective packaging to PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PACK EXPO, one of the largest packaging shows to focus on packaging and processing innovation for a wide range of industries, kicks off today, September 25, 2017 and the Milliken Chemical team will be on the floor demonstrating clearer, better, faster packaging results. At Milliken’s booth (#S-7588), one packaging and processing innovation you can experience is the exceptional clarity, improved aesthetics, and enhanced consumer appeal of NX™ UltraClear polypropylene (PP).

Current studies by the Association for Consumer Research show that consumers increasingly prefer clear plastic packaging over non-transparent options. Shoppers want to see what they’re buying and clear packaging reassures them during the purchasing process. Milliken is helping retailers to meet this demand with NX™ UltraClear PP, the first plastic to combine glass-like clarity for improved aesthetics with the ability to withstand elevated temperatures for heating and reheating.

NX™ UltraClear PP is well suited for a variety of processes including thermoforming, injection molding and extrusion blow molding. Thermoformed applications enhanced with these advanced materials have glass-like transparency, are lightweight, stiff and impact resistant, recyclable, can be hot filled or microwaved, and are easily sealed. Injection molders using NX™ UltraClear PP can reduce processing temperatures from 235°C to 190°C, resulting in lower energy use, reduced CO2 emissions and up to 10 percent faster cycle times. In addition, NX™ UltraClear PP allows brand owners to develop lightweight extrusion blow molded bottles with integrated handles and complex, eye-catching designs. These bottles are also easier and faster to empty than other options, which reduce product waste.

This clear, microwavable and recyclable material is a winning combination for meeting consumers’ expectations for convenience, safety, sustainability, and visual appeal while providing flexibility for designers to create versatile, multi-use packaging. From cups, trays, and clamshells to bottles and carafes, Milliken’s technology is revolutionizing polypropylene packaging.

Milliken’s technology experts are available at Pack Expo in booth #S-7588 to discuss its advanced materials and the increasingly important role they are playing in the packaging industry. Stop by to learn how NX™ UltraClear PP can meet your packaging needs.

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