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Milliken & CGL Pack at All4Pack: Jointly Promote Clarifier Incorporated PP

Published on 2016-11-16. Author : SpecialChem

GHENT, Belgium -- CGL Pack is showcasing at the upcoming Emballage 2016 exhibition -- now known as All4Pack Paris -- thermoformed food trays and containers made of polypropylene clarified with Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 additive.

Millad® NX™ 8000 Clarifier for Lightweight PP Packaging

Milliken's clarifier for PP packaging

CGL Pack, part of the publicly held PSB Industries Group, is promoting the clear prototype products from its stand (#7C 104) at the Nov. 14-17 show. Milliken and CGL Pack have collaborated on process and product development for the past two years, but this is the first time they are doing a joint promotion at an event.

The Advantages of Millad® NX™ 8000 Clarified Polypropylene Include:

  • Beautiful: Millad® NX™ 8000 enhances even thicker parts to approach the clarity of glass or amorphous polymers.
  • Sustainable: Millad® NX™ 8000 clarified polypropylenes are not only lightweight and recyclable, but promote energy efficient operations.
  • Efficient: Polypropylene processing with a Millad® NX™ 8000 clarifier is flexible and simple. 
  • Applicable: Millad® NX™ 8000 supports a broad range of applications, including food storage, home storage, appliances, baby bottles, water bottles, cosmetics bottles and jars, media packaging, office supplies, and blister packaging.
  • Recyclable: Polypropylene plastics are easier to recycle than almost any other plastic. Polypropylene even flows more easily as it degrades, without cross-linking, gel forming, or offgassing.

PP clarified with Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 series sets a new clarity standard for polypropylene resin that is comparable to glass-clear materials. “The results of our tests with this clarified material have been very good so far,” says Christophe Hyzard, CGL Pack’s Marketing & Export Manager. “Use of Millad® NX™ 8000 brings higher quality and greater transparency to the material. We are eager to show off these products to potential customers in France and across Europe.”

Milliken -- which also is exhibiting at All4Pack (#7L 131) -- says that with UltraClear PP resin based on Milliken’s Millad NX™ 8000 clarifier, converters can create lightweight, microwaveable and recyclable polypropylene thermoformed and foldable packaging with the levels of clarity normally associated with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging.

NX UltraClear PP is a fully recyclable material that also supports sustainability by helping to extend product shelf life, and via its low carbon footprint throughout packaging production. The resin also delivers significant weight savings. For example, Milliken notes, UltraClear PP trays can offer a 15-18% weight saving compared to PET-based food trays.

This clarified material also potentially can serve as a replacement for products made from amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (APET) resin in some applications, and as an upgrade option over standard PP in other types of packaging.

About Milliken

Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Working from our laboratories, application and development centers around the world, our scientists and engineers create coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies that transform the way we experience products from automotive plastics to children's art supplies. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines that also includes floor covering and performance materials, the people of Milliken work every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable.
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Source: Milliken
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