Millad NX 8000 series agents from Milliken set a new benchmark for clarification of PP, providing optical quality comparable to “glass clear” polymers, and enabling processors to substantially reduce total system cost through lower processing temperatures and shorter cycles.
Lumicene® M3382MZ polypropylene is a metallocene PP resin from Total Petrochemicals, clarified with Milliken Chemical’s Millad® NX8000 technology, that produces thermoformed deli containers, drinking cups, lids, domes and food service trays, with clarity, gloss and side wall stiffness.
Milliken’s Hyperform® HPN-68L hyper-nucleating agent enhances process stability and part quality to simplify PP recycling while Millad® clarifying additives enable PP to be substituted for clear materials such as PET, PVC, PC, PS, SAN, acrylic and glass.
Milliken Chemical has unveiled breakthrough clarity possibilities for PP with the launch of Millad® NX8000, which delivers previously unattainable levels of clarity and improves the ability to substitute clear PP for materials such as plastic and glass in packaging.
Recent developments by Milliken have made it possible to widen the processing window and im-prove the processing speeds of injection/stretch blow-molded PP, making it a cost-efficient alternative to PET.
Milliken Chemical and Rexam Pharma have cooperated to develop an OTC pill jar molded in clarified PP that provides glass-like clarity. Through the use of Milliken’s ClearTint® colorant technology, the bottle retains the required transparent coloring, as well as UV resistance according to necessary specs.
Elastoguard® antimicrobial rubber from the Specialty Elastomers Business of Milliken Chemical & Co. is a new line of antimicrobial heat-cured rubber compounds that is said to help solve cleaning challenges in food, medical, and pharmaceutical packaging machinery.
Atofina Petrochemicals (Houston, TX) has released its now Finacene® random polypropylene copolymer clarified with Millad 3988® from Milliken Chemical (Spartanburg, SC), which improves clarity and enhances stiffness and nucleation.
A line of liquid colorants and a UV absorber for PET have been introduced by Milliken Chemical (Spartanburg, SC). ClearTint™ colorants and Clearshield™ UV absorber are FDA-compliant and nonparticulate.
Developed by Pechiney Plastic (Chicago, IL), the Polyplus™ is a multilayer, coextruded PP container that incorporates EVOH to offer the appeal of glass or PET with the barrier properties of metal or glass.