Millad NX 8000, which makes PP UltraClear and is known in the market as NX UltraClear PP, allows for material replacement in a wide range of processes. For example, using NX UltraClear PP, converters can create lightweight, microwaveable and recyclable PP thermoformed food trays with the attractive clarity normally associated with PET packaging. In injection molding, NX UltraClear PP provides an attractive alternative to polycarbonate (PC) and styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) in transparent consumer goods, appliances and other packaging applications. In blow molding, the high-clarity of NX UltraClear PP make this material an innovative replacement for PC in babybottles and an attractive alternative to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in personal care bottles and detergent bottles. NX UltraClear PP makes it is possible to integrate handles, soft-touch and create complex, eye-catching designs in a blow-molded bottle that is also easier and faster to empty than other solutions.
Hyperform® HPN nucleators for polypropylene provide an excellent balance of physical properties, making it possible to maximize PP performance to achieve improved end-product performance, and faster, trouble-free production. They also override the nucleating effect of pigments meaning that high part quality is possible regardless of the color used. Hyperform HPN allows for stronger, lighter parts by achieving an improvement in stiffness of around 10% when compared to conventionally nucleated PP, while still retaining the same impact behavior as a non-nucleated resin. Hyperform HPN improves the stiffness of non-nucleated PP by 25-30%. The unique isotropic shrinkage behavior of each Hyperform HPN nucleator allows dimensionally stable, non-warping tailor made PP solutions to be developed for use even in demanding injection molding applications like caps & closures, and in the elevated temperature environments like in some automotive and appliances applications. With Hyperform HPN, dimensional stability is maintained at temperatures up to 25ºC higher than when used with a non-nucleated resin and up to 10ºC higher than a conventional nucleated resin. Hyperform HPN nucleators require low loading and have no reported health and safety issues, supporting the development of more sustainable applications.
Clearshield® UV absorber for PET bottles and containers effectively protects UV-sensitive packed contents from degradation while maintaining the transparency of PET. A homogeneous, non-settling liquid polymer designed specifically for PET applications, ClearShield allows manufacturers to quickly and easily mold containers that keep UV-sensitive products safe.
Polyolefins additives supplier Milliken demonstrates why UltraClear Polypropylene (PP) offers the optimal cost-effective solution to packaging trends for resource efficiency and attention-grabbing appeal. At-booth samples based on PP clarified with Millad® NX™ 8000 will bring to life the exceptional clarity, aesthetics and lowest weight potential achievable for thermoforming, foldable packaging, injection molded and blow molded applications.