Making Polypropylene Clearer at K 2016

At K 2016 next month, polypropylene producers, compounders and converters can join with Milliken in “Making polypropylene clearer, better, faster. Together”. Polypropylene (PP)—with the help of Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000—is poised to meet the increasing demand for packaging and parts that are transparent, lightweight, versatile, and sustainable.

Clear polypropylene packaging with Milliken performance additives.Around 80% of clear PP parts and applications available today are clarified with Millad NX 8000. The clarifier is at the forefront in improving the transparency of PP, with Milliken supporting the high demand from customers with a major capacity expansion at its plant. The new capacity for Millad NX 8000 is set to be available by the end of 2016.

Millad NX 8000, which makes PP UltraClear and is known in the market as NX UltraClear PP, allows for material replacement in a wide range of processes. For example, using NX UltraClear PP, converters can create lightweight, microwaveable and recyclable PP thermoformed food trays with the attractive clarity normally associated with PET packaging.

In injection molding, NX UltraClear PP provides an attractive alternative to polycarbonate (PC) and styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) in transparent consumer goods, appliances and other packaging applications.

In blow molding, the high-clarity of NX UltraClear PP make this material an innovative replacement for PC in baby bottles and an attractive alternative to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in personal care bottles and detergent bottles. NX UltraClear PP makes it is possible to integrate handles, soft-touch and create complex, eye-catching designs in a blow-molded bottle that is also easier and faster to empty than other solutions. 

Open your eyes to the benefits and visit millikenchemical.com/K2016 for more information. Visit our stand 6A27 at K 2016.