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Milliken at Chinaplas 2015: Unveils Hyperform® HPN 210 M, Nucleator for HDPE Application

Published on 2015-05-21. Author : SpecialChem

Milliken Chemical participates in CHINAPLAS 2015, the 29th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries, which is being held from May 20-23, 2015 at China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou, PR China.

Milliken unveils at CHINAPLAS 2015, Hyperform® HPN 210 M, a new game-changing nucleating agent for injection molded high-density polyethylene (HDPE) applications. This new breakthrough technology features a unique crystalline orientation that improves the mechanical performance of HDPE to levels approaching those of polypropylene (PP) impact copolymers. The Hyperform HPN 210 M nucleator gives molders attractive new processing options for packaging and material handling applications and underscores Milliken’s investment in ongoing research to benefit customers worldwide. The new additive – which specifically targets material handling applications such as waste containers, totes, crates and pallets – is the first in a family of next-generation nucleators that Milliken is developing.

“Nucleating injection molded polyethylene has been an ongoing challenge throughout the industry that we’ve now addressed,” said Reed Walker, business development and marketing manager for Polyethylene Additives at Milliken. “With our new Hyperform HPN 210 M nucleating agent we are enabling injection molders to expand the performance space of high-density polyethylene and linear low-density polyethylene.” Delivering Multiple Benefits to MoldersHigh-density polyethylene, nucleated with Milliken’s Hyperform HPN 210 M additive, offers molders of packaging and material handling products a unique combination of benefits. Testing done according to the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM D790-00) showed increased stiffness (modulus) of up to 50 percent vs. standard HDPE.

This stiffness can enable thinner-wall designs, contributing to weight reductions of the final part. Furthermore, Hyperform HPN 210 M nucleating agent improves HDPE’s heat resistance, enabling it to be molded into a wide range of products where PP is already commonly used. High-density polyethylene nucleated with the new Hyperform HPN 210 M additive boosts heat distortion temperatures by 10 - 40°C, as determined by the ASTM D648-07 test.Milliken’s Hyperform HPN 210 M nucleator further improves the processing benefits of HDPE, including higher productivity due to shorter cooling times. The new nucleator’s unique ability to create lamellar crystal orientation of PE in the polymer flow (or machine) direction aids the reduction in shrinkage. Control of shrinkage and warpage contributes to an improvement in the overall quality of large, complex parts, opening the window for PE to become a potential material of choice in molds that traditionally run PP, without the need to re-tool.

The new nucleating agent will be available in the United States on Dec. 1, and subsequently in Asia, Latin America and Europe, pending chemical registrations. Food contact approvals are also in process.

About Milliken
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Working from its laboratories, application and development centers around the world, its scientists and engineers create coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies that transform the way its customers 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.

About Chinaplas 2015
Chinaplas 2015 is organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. and co-organized by China National Light Industry Council - China Plastics Processing Industry Association, China Plastics Machinery Industry Association, Guangdong Plastics Industry Association, Messe Düesseldorf China Ltd., the Plastic Trade Association of Shanghai and Beijing Yazhan Exhibition Services Ltd. The event is also supported by various plastics and rubber associations in China and abroad. First introduced in 1983, Chinaplas is China's only plastics and rubber trade show approved by UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry). Chinaplas has been exclusively sponsored by the Europe's Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers (EUROMAP) in China for the 26th time. Chinaplas is one of the top ranked Asia's and world's plastics and rubber trade fairs.

Chinaplas 2015 is expected to have 3,200 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions, together with13 pavilions from countries and regions of Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, PR China, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, USA, occupying an exhibition area of over 240,000 sqm, to showcase their diversified chemicals and raw materials and over 3,200 sets of plastics and rubber machineries. The 4-day exhibition is expected to attract over 120,000 trade visitors from 130 countries or regions.

Source: Chinaplas 


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