Get your gloss on with blow molded PP packaging

Brand owners now can blow mold polypropylene (PP) to achieve the same sort of clarity and gloss previously associated only with PET bottles and containers. 

NX™ UltraClear PP – polypropylene clarified with Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 – gives PP a transparency boost that overcomes the resin’s traditional, undesirable milky appearance when blow molded. The additive helps to improve gloss on both the inside and outside of bottles. This not only helps to enhance the look of the package on the store shelves, but also aids its functionality by making the containers easier to empty of every last drop of product. PP also offers good chemical resistance, design flexibility and squeezability. 

Additionally, the low density of NX™ UltraClear PP yields a lower-weight package, which offers productivity and sustainability advantages. PP can weigh 20% less than PET-based bottles, which means blow molders can produce 45 bottles from 1 kg of PP compared with just 38 bottles from 1 kg of PET.

Polypropylene also requires significantly lower energy inputs than competitive materials during granulate production, and has high energy recovery values – all of which contributes to an overall lower carbon footprint. 

To learn more, visit us at Interpack in Düsseldorf (Hall 10, Stand C32) or check us out online at: www.millikenchemical.com/interpack