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Milliken to Showcase Range of Clarifiers and more at Arabplast 2019

Published on 2018-12-12. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Additives for Packaging      Formulations and Transparency    

Milliken will be exhibiting at Arabplast taking place Jan. 5-8, 2019, in Dubai where it will showcase how its additives can help address the key challenges confronting plastics processing industry.

Enhancing Both Production and Sustainability

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Milliken to highlight additives that improve plastics processing and sustainability at Arabplast 2019

On Stand 6C150 during the 14th edition of the trade fair at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the UAE, Milliken will demonstrate how its portfolio of products can enhance both production and sustainability. Milliken offers technology-leading clarifiers and nucleators to improve polypropylene (PP) resins, UV absorbers that improve key properties in PET packaging, and colorants for use with high-performance engineering polymers.

Milliken’s Range of High-performance Additives


Milliken’s Clarifying Agent for Ultimate Clarity and Transparency
Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 is the clarifying agent used to produce UltraClear PP resin, which then can be processed to yield ultimate clarity and transparency in injection molded, blow molded and thermoformed polypropylene products. It also enables low-temperature processing in injection molding when compared to PP clarified with traditional clarifiers, which in turn yields both faster cycle times and energy savings.

Nucleating Agents with Excellent Balance of Physical Properties
Hyperform® HPN nucleating agents provide an excellent balance of physical properties, and help to improve end-product performance, while delivering faster, trouble-free production. These additives also override the nucleating effect of pigments. This means that molders can achieve high part quality regardless of the color used.

Hyperform HPN enables the production of stronger, lighter parts by increasing stiffness by about 10% when compared to conventionally nucleated PP, while still retaining the same impact behavior as a non-nucleated resin. Additionally, Hyperform HPN improves the stiffness of non-nucleated PP by 25-30%.

UV Absorber with Clarity and Transparency Maintenance
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Milliken offers technology-leading clarifiers and nucleators
to improve polypropylene (PP) resins, UV absorbers that
improve key properties in PET packaging, and colorants
for use with high-performance engineering polymers.

Milliken’s ClearShield UV absorber can improve key properties in PET packaging. It effectively protects UV-sensitive packed contents from ultraviolet-light degradation while maintaining the clarity and transparency of PET.

Makers of home- and personal-care products increasingly are using more natural ingredients, and they’re embracing memorable colors, active ingredients and special additives. But UV light can negatively impact some of these new ingredients, and current UV filters come with their own challenges. The crystal-clear ClearShield additive is compounded directly into the PET resin, which eliminates the need to add UV additives to the formulations of the packaged contents themselves.

Milliken’s Keyplast Range of Dyes and Pigments


At Arabplast, Milliken will be highlighting its Keyplast range of dyes and pigments for plastics that can be used by liquid and solid masterbatch producers and compounders.

These colorants yield a vast spectrum of stable, reproducible colors, and are suitable for use with a wide range of resins:
  • PET in transparent food-contact application
  • Polystyrene in most general-purpose medium and high-impact grades
  • Polycarbonate offering excellent clarity and compatibility with high processing temperatures
  • Nylon (in most compounds of nylon 6, nylon 6,6, glass-filled compounds)
  • Other polyamide resins

Milliken will focus on all these high-quality, performance-enhancing additives at the Dubai show. To learn more, visit Milliken at the show (Stand 6C150).


Source: Milliken
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