Clear polypropylene packaging with Milliken performance additives.

Milliken at K 2016

Known as the top plastics and rubber trade show in the world, the K Trade Fair brings more than 200,000 visitors from more than 100 countries to Dusseldorf, Germany, for eight days of innovation and education.

At Booth A27, Hall 6, Milliken representatives will showcase its industry-leading polyolefin additives under the theme, “Making polypropylene clearer, better, faster. Together.” With its renowned clarifying agent, Millad® NX™ 8000, and cutting-edge Hyperform® HPN nucleators, Milliken is expanding the performance capabilities of PP parts in packaging and consumer goods. Visitors to Milliken’s booth will see firsthand the nearly limitless possibilities for PP:

  • Making Polypropylene Clearer: Millad NX 8000 gives polypropylene (PP) glass-like clarity, which is known in the market as NX™ UltraClear PP. Lightweight, microwaveable, and recyclable, NX UltraClear PP is compatible with thermoformed, blow-molded, and injection-molded applications.
  • Making Polypropylene Better: Hyperform HPN nucleating agents improve the physical properties of polypropylene, significantly reducing warpage and improving the stiffness/impact balance of a part while maintaining a lightweight profile. Hyperform HPN nucleating agents are suitable for even the most demanding injection molding applications, such as caps and closures.
  • Making Polypropylene Faster: Both Millad NX 8000 and Hyperform HPN support faster cycle times, which lead to improved productivity. PP clarified with Millad NX 8000 allows for lower processing temperatures compared to conventional clarifiers, which means shorter cooling times. Hyperform HPN offers easy dispersion and predictable part quality, and converters have reported a decreased cycle time of 10-15% during production when using Hyperform HPN over a conventional nucleating agent.

K 2016 attendees can find Millad® NX™ 8000 and Hyperform® HPN in thermoformed, blow-molded, and injection-molded applications produced live at partner booths throughout the show. To view the full list of partner booths producing PP parts live at K 2016, visit millikenchemical.com/K2016.

In addition to Millad NX 8000 and Hyperform HPN, visitors to Booth A27, Hall 6 can learn about Milliken’s expansive portfolio of chemical additives. These products—including nucleators, UV absorbers, and colorants—enhance the properties and performance of materials such as polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polyurethane (PU), as well as PP.

If you plan to attend K 2016, we look forward to seeing you! Visit millikenchemical.com/K2016 to learn more.