New Capilene® CT 80A Introduces High Performance PP Clarified With Milliken’s Millad NX 8000
Containers, cups, food packaging, toys—the possibilities are endless with high-performance polypropylene. At K 2016, Carmel Olefins showcased their Capilene® CT 80A, a new transparent impact copolymer clarified with Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000. Capilene® CT 80A combines the advantages of random PP and heterophasic copolymer.
The result? A low-stress whitening, thin-walled copolymer with high transparency and gloss that maintains its impact properties even at 0°C. At the show, the product was used by L.K. Machinery to produce 20-liter pails on their Two-platen Forza-III machine. With 18-second cycle times, the machine presents a total solution with in-mold labeling (IML). Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 lowers processing temperatures during production resulting in shorter cooling times and a faster production process.