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Article | January 13, 2014
IPL: Environmentally-friendly clear food containers
IPL’s new clear polypropylene (PP) Film Seal Square Line and Tamper Evident Square Line containers (made with Milliken & Company’s high-performance additives), meet customer demand for products with a lower environmental footprint.
The company’s eco innovations include: thinner walls that reduce material usage by 15%; a square shape for space optimization that helps cut fuel usage and carbon emissions in transport; and the use of PP, an easily recycled plastic, and the intention to use Milliken’s advanced Millad® NX® 8000 clarifier to reduce power consumption and accelerate cycle times during processing.
Both types of Square Line containers are suitable for versatile in-mold labeling on three surfaces (bottom and two sides), or five surfaces (all sides and bottom) of the product. Milliken’s Millad NX 8000 agent, the next-generation clarifying technology for PP, will help ensure that IPL’s containers offer a bright, non-yellow appearance. The clarifier offers packaging customers also uses lower-temperature – and therefore faster – processing without impacting the high clarity of the end product.
The Film Seal Square Line containers are suitable for deli products such as cheese in brine, prepared salads, dips, spreads, and salsa. They are offered in 12-, 16-, 32-, and 48-oz. sizes. The Tamper Evident Square Line containers are useful for prepared salads, specialty cheeses, dips, and spreads and are available in 8-, 12-, 16-, 32-, and 48-oz. sizes.
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