Clearshield oil in bottles

Milliken Chemical Exhibiting Food Packaging Innovations at CFIA Rennes 2017

To better meet consumer needs and demands, makers of home-and personal-care products increasingly are using more natural ingredients, while also embracing memorable colors, active ingredients and special additives. But they’re finding that UV light can negatively impact some of these new ingredients, and current UV filters come with their own challenges.

Use of Milliken’s ClearShield® UV absorber in the packaging offers an alternative, simpler way to provide UV protection to formulations without reworking the composition. It also gives more freedom in formulation design and confidence in the end-product quality, as it is possible to extend the formulation shelf-life and avoid color fading while keeping the visual appeal of a product in transparent packaging.

Clearshield UV absorber for PET effectively protects UV-sensitive packed contents from degradation while maintaining the transparency of PET. A homogeneous, non-settling liquid polymer designed specifically for PET applications, ClearShield allows manufacturers to quickly and easily mold packaging that keep UV-sensitive products safe such as vitamins and dyes.

Clearshield creates a new UV protection performance standard, extending the shelf life of packaged materials, protecting brand image and allowing more friendly formulations with natural colorants, flavors, and essences. This technology also overcomes the deficiencies of traditional technologies including unwanted color, migration, bloom and plate-out.

Milliken also demonstrates why NX™ UltraClear Polypropylene (PP) offers the optimal cost-effective solution to packaging trends for resource efficiency and attention-grabbing appeal. At-booth samples based on PP clarified with Millad® NX™ 8000 will bring to life the exceptional clarity, aesthetics and lowest weight potential achievable for thermoformed applications.

So, drop by our booth A25, hall 7 at CFIA to discover how ClearShield and NX™ UltraClear PP can make a difference to your products.