Milliken and RPC promote the many benefits of PP for packaging applications
October 16, 2013
RPC Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of rigid plastics packaging, is choosing Clear PP for certain of its products to help it achieve both the high clarity packaging desired by consumers and the highest sustainability targets.
The majority of RPC’s thermoformed, blow moulded and thin walled injection moulded food-related applications are made with polypropylene (PP) because of the material’s unique combination of physical properties, high clarity option (where clarity is a key requirement), cost efficiency and sustainability benefits.
High clarity PP enables a new level of brilliance and transparency for plastic packaging. The highly appealing aesthetics achieved through the addition of Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 advanced clarifying agent, are supported by a host of performance and sustainability benefits that add to PP’s overall viability and attractiveness, particularly in light of increasing environmental awareness and tightening packaging regulations.
PP’s low density creates lightweight finished products with a low carbon footprint. Low greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions during production of the raw PP are continued into the product manufacturing stage and beyond. Millad NX 8000 enables the processing of PP at lower temperatures, which leads to a reduction in energy usage, shorter cooling times and a lower carbon footprint, with the possibility of faster cycle times for higher productivity.
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