Milliken Millad NX 8000 NX UltraClear PP Tray

Shed some pounds with NX UltraClear PP

Everybody likes to lose some weight. When it comes to your food packaging, slimming down brings added benefits to brand owners, such as a lower carbon footprint, improved sustainability and greater output per kg. 

Polypropylene clarified with Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 produces a resin known as NX™ UltraClear PP. Its most obvious impact is the superb clarity and transparency that makes the undesirable, milky appearance of using PP in such applications a thing of the past. 

But the lower density of this material ­also has huge implications. NX™ UltraClear PP is 18% lighter than PET. Comparative tests showed that while 1 kg of PET yielded 57 thermoformed, clear food trays, the same amount of UltraClear PP produced 70 trays. This greater yield translates into lower per-unit production costs. Packages thermoformed from NX™ UltraClear PP offer the additional benefit of easy-seal/easy-peel, mono-material lidding. 

PP requires significantly lower energy inputs than competitive materials during production of the granulate, and has high energy recovery values – all of which contribute to an overall lower carbon footprint. 

To learn more, visit us at Interpack in Düsseldorf (Hall 10, Stand C32) or check us out online at: www.millikenchemical.com/interpack.