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(May 7, 2015)
Veerle de Wolf
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+32 9 265 1136
Josina van der Velden
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+31 164 317 014
Milliken presents all-round value of Ultra Clear PP packaging
at RosUpack 2015
Millad® NX™ 8000 clarifiers for thermoforming and injection molding solutions
Meeting the trend for deep-colored PP for packaging with ClearTint®
Hall 4, RosUpack, Moscow, June 16-19, 2015
Ghent, Belgium – Leading polyolefins additives supplier, Milliken, is set to catch the eye of converters
and brand owners at RosUpack 2015 with the inspiring aesthetic appeal, excellent application
performance and outstanding productivity improvements of Ultra Clear PP at its booth in Hall 4.
Visitors can experience the low weight advantage and all-round benefits of Ultra Clear PP clarified with
Milliken’s pioneering Millad® NX™ 8000 series for packaging. They can also look in-depth at
opportunities to enhance Ultra Clear PP with ClearTint® Colorants offering superior deep rich shades
not yet available with traditional pigment colors.
For thermoforming and sheet packaging, Ultra Clear PP clarified Millad NX 8000 sets a new clarity
standard for PP that is comparable to glass-clear materials. It gives PP a clarity boost that overcomes
the traditional undesirable milky appearance to create highly-attractive transparency similar to PET for
applications such as meat trays, clamshell containers and lids. Ultra Clear PP also offers important
performance benefits such as mono-material packaging, easy seal, chemical resistance, impact
resistance and heat resistance. The material’s excellent heat resistance further extends application
opportunities by enabling microwaveability and hot fill capability.
Proven statistics support Ultra Clear PP’s productivity improvements, energy savings, low carbon
footprint and cost-efficiency compared to alternative plastics. It offers a 17.8% weight saving compared
to PET based food trays, with possibilities to produce 70 trays from 1kg of PP compared with 57 trays
from 1kg of PET.
Injection molders can also take advantage of the exceptional aesthetics, productivity gains and energysaving benefits of Ultra Clear PP clarified with Millad NX 8000. For example, to produce thin wall
packaging containers. Use of the additive allows conversion temperatures to be lowered, particularly in
injection molding, leading to less energy use and accompanying CO₂ emission reductions. Numerous
industrial test data indicate that use of Millad NX 8000 can lower required processing temperatures
from 235°C to 190°C, resulting in cycle time reductions of up to 10%, energy savings between 8 and
12%, and associated CO₂ emissions reductions.
Using Milliken’s ClearTint innovations, converters and designers can offer the deep rich shades
currently popular with consumers and meet the trend toward packaging that extends shelf life.
ClearTint colors offer the clearest and brightest colors for transparent polyolefin while maintaining the
glass clarity look of Millad NX 8000 clarified PP. In addition, Milliken’s ClearTint CUV is a transparent
UV absorber specifically designed for use in PP. This additive can be used to inhibit UV light
transmission in injection molding, thermoforming and blow molding.
“Ultra Clear PP offers a host of value adding benefits to the packaging industry and we are looking
forward to bringing these to the forefront at RosUpack 2015. The use of ClearTint in PP clarified with
the Millad NX 8000 series gives an unprecedented boost to color possibilities and product protection in
one, taking these advantages a step further,” comments Dariusz Lukaszewski, Regional Manager CEE,
Visit Milliken at RosUpack 2015 in Hall 4.
About Milliken
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance
people’s lives since 1865. Working from our laboratories, application and development centers around
the world, our scientists and engineers create coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and
colorant technologies that transform the way we 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. For more information, visit
Millad and ClearTint are registered trademarks of Milliken & Company
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Top Left: Ultra Clear PP clarified with Millad® NX™ 8000 offers exceptional aesthetics, productivity
gains and energy-saving benefits in injection molding.
Top Right: For thermoforming and sheet packaging, Ultra Clear PP clarified Millad® NX™ 8000 offers
glass-clear clarity and benefits such as easy seal and impact and heat resistance.
Bottom Left: Use of Millad® NX™ 8000 allows conversion temperatures to be lowered, particularly in
injection molding, when producing thin wall packaging containers with Ultra Clear PP.
Bottom Right: Ultra Clear PP clarified Millad® NX™ 8000 sets a new clarity standard for PP that is
comparable to glass-clear materials.
(Photos © 2015 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR129)
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([email protected], +31 164 317 014).