Gabler & cobelPlast partnering with Milliken at K 2016 to showcase NX UltraClear PP transparent thermoformed packaging
Germany’s Gabler Thermoform GmbH & Co. KG will showcase its latest machine, the M100, on Stand D35 in Hall 3 by making clear cups using polypropylene sheet provided by cobelPlast NV. The sheet has been clarified using Milliken & Co.’s Millad® NX™ 8000 additive.
Belgium-based rigid-sheet extrusion specialist cobelPlast is partnering closely with specialty chemicals supplier Milliken (Hall 6, Booth A27) to develop both mono and barrier PP sheets that use Milliken’s advanced clarifier technology. Such efforts tie in nicely to Milliken’s K show theme of “Making Polypropylene Clearer, Better, Faster. Together”.
Milliken says that with UltraClear PP resin, converters can create lightweight, microwaveable and recyclable polypropylene thermoformed and foldable packaging with the levels of clarity normally associated with PET. NX UltraClear PP also supports sustainability through its low carbon footprint during packaging production. The resin delivers significant weight savings, as well, with UltraClear PP trays offering between 10-15% weight savings compared to PET-based food trays.
Products that incorporate the additive offer glass-like clarity and transparency, according to cobelPlast. The partners see these clarified sheets as a potential replacement for products made from amorphous PET resin in some applications, and as an upgrade over standard PP in other types of packaging.
Gabler, meanwhile, will use the K Show to display the newest model of its well-known, tilt-bed thermoforming machine technology. The all-new M100 can help processors to reduce costs by increasing output by up to 40% when running most products, while using similar floor space and energy to smaller machines.
For more information, visit Milliken and Gabler at the K fair, or learn more at: www.millikenchemical.com/K2016, www.cobelplast.be and www.gabler-luebeck.de/en/thermoform
Milliken: Hall 6, stand A27
Gabler: Hall 15, stand D35
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