Milliken Brings Clear, Heat Resistant Packaging to National Restaurant Show

Milliken & Company is set to exhibit for the first time at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago, IL, May 21-24. The four-day show brings together 63,000 professionals from the food industry for educational sessions, culinary showcases, and innovative exhibits.

Milliken’s chemical division will be featured at booth 785 in the Conserve Solutions Center, a dedicated area for companies offering sustainable alternatives to traditional products that allow for cost savings by reducing energy use and waste.

At the show, Milliken will display its advancements in thermoformed food packaging for the restaurant industry. NX™ UltraClear PP—polypropylene clarified with Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000—is the only crystal clear plastic material that is heat resistant and can be safely reheated. Restaurant owners, operators, and suppliers will benefit from the numerous advantages NX™ UltraClear PP has to offer:

  • Glass-like Clarity: The stunning clarity of NX™ UltraClear PP not only brings added aesthetic appeal by highlighting the food within, it also increases order accuracy and efficiency in the expediting process.
  • Hot- and Cold-Fill Capability: NX™ UltraClear PP can be used for hot soups, cold salads, and everything in between, allowing for reduced inventory. This sustainable packaging is also suitable for use under heat lamps and can be safely microwaved for at-home reheating.

In addition, NX™ UltraClear PP's eco-friendly properties bring opportunities for additional cost savings. With a lighter weight and lower density than polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polystyrene (PS), the use of NX™ UltraClear PP results in more trays for less material. NX™ UltraClear PP is also fully recyclable and requires less fuel and raw materials at the time of production, resulting in fewer emissions. 

Visitors to booth 785 will get a first-hand look at 8-oz. and 16-oz. hot-to-go containers made from NX™ UltraClear PP by Tray-Pak Corporation as part of their Fresh-Pak line of food packaging. These containers are stackable and leak-resistant.

Also on display will be an innovative 9-in. by 5-in. take-out container with an identical, nesting base and lid made from NX™ UltraClear PP. This concept, developed by Display Pack, saves space, reduces inventory, and improves order accuracy.

If you plan to attend the National Restaurant Show, join us at booth 785 in the Conserve Solutions Center (South Hall). You can also contact us to learn more or visit nxultraclearpp.com.