At K 2016, OMG srl to thermoform Ultraclear PP meat trays made using Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000
Two industry leaders — Italian machinery supplier OMG srl and specialty chemicals supplier Milliken & Company — are combining their expertise at the K 2016 show in Dusseldorf to showcase a highly automated, electric thermoforming machine producing a meat tray using polypropylene clarified with Milliken’s Millad NX 8000.
The resulting UltraClear PP tray — which will be made on an OMG Elektra PVE thermoforming machine on OMG’s booth (D06/Hall 3) — is a lightweight, microwaveable and recyclable PP food tray with the transparency and clarity normally associated with PET packaging.
Millad NX 8000, which makes PP UltraClear and is known in the market as NX UltraClear PP, makes PP a viable alternative to PET in a wide range of clear applications. Products such as cups, trays, clamshells, and foldable containers can be made lighter, thinner, stronger and more heat resistant, performing well and keeping food fresh for longer.
At Booth A27/Hall 6 at K, Milliken will focus on how its technology-leading clarifiers and nucleators can improve polypropylene, with the core themes of Making PP Clearer; Making PP Better; Making PP Faster.
OMG, meanwhile, will highlight how its energy-saving Elektra PVE thermoformer, which features both vacuum- and pressure-forming, is ideal for producing thermoformed parts in medium to high volumes. This model is also the only such machine with a universal stacker that can work doing up or down stacking.
Established in 1965 in Turin, OMG now offers a half-century of expertise in making thermoforming equipment, packaging production lines and thermoforming tooling. It offers a wide range of inline machines, cut-in-place machines, and custom thermoforming lines and systems for the processing of all types of plastics. OMG’s new facility in Givoletto, near Turin, has expanded considerably to meet customers’ needs. Today, more than 1,300 OMG machines are in the market worldwide.
Open your eyes to the benefits and reach out to both Milliken and OMG for more information. Please learn more online at millikenchemical.com/K2016 and omgitaly.com and visit our stands at K 2016.
Milliken: Hall 6, stand A27
OMG: Hall 3, stand D06