At K 2016, FANUC’S ROBOSHOT to injection mold MOL Group’s TATREN PP resin containing Milliken’s Hyperform® HPN nucleator
Milliken & Company is partnering with FANUC CORPORATION and MOL Group at the K fair in Düsseldorf to showcase the benefits of the MOL Group’s high-impact polypropylene modified with Milliken’s nucleating agent.
On Booth B03 in Hall 14 at the upcoming K fair, FANUC plans to mold a cylindrical medical part on one of its ROBOSHOT α-S220iA high-precision, all-electric injection molding machines, using resin from Hungarian materials supplier MOL Group (Booth C71, Hall 8B).
The grade in question is MOL Group’s TATREN IM 22 63 polypropylene — a controlled-rheology impact copolymer that offers good processing stability and medium fluidity. The material is intended especially for injection molding of products where good impact resistance is required, MOL Group says, and typically finds use in such products as buckets for paints and coatings, storage and transport containers, crates, garden furniture, flower pots, toys, etc. The grade also is suitable for food-contact applications.
MOL Group’s TATREN IM 22 63 is further enhanced by its use of Milliken’s Hyperform® HPN nucleators.
Milliken (Booth A27, Hall 6) notes that Hyperform® HPN helps to provide an excellent balance of physical properties and maximize PP performance. The additive helps processors to achieve faster production and to mold parts that exhibit a high degree of dimensional stability— even when operating in the elevated-temperature environments. Hyperform HPN allows for stronger, lighter parts by increasing stiffness by about 10% when compared to conventionally nucleated PP, while still retaining the same impact behavior as a non-nucleated resin.
Learn more at: Milliken Chemical www.millikenchemical.com/K2016; MOL Group www.mol.hu/en/polymers; and Fanuc www.fanuc.eu.
Milliken: Hall 6, stand A27
FANUC: Hall 14, stand B03
MOL GROUP: Hall 8B, stand C71
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