Food contact packaging: Milliken presents Ultra Clear PP packaging solutions at Meetingpack 2015
Key Account Manager at leading polyolefin additives supplier Milliken, Ruben Subira will be sharing why Ultra Clear PP sets a new clarity standard for PP comparable to glass clear materials and offers specific benefits for different processes. Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 gives PP exceptional clarity, aesthetics and lowest weight potential achievable for thermoforming, foldable packaging, injection molded and blow molded applications. The product provides productivity improvements, energy savings, low carbon footprint and cost-efficiency compared to alternative plastics.
With its low density, efficiency and performance advantages Ultra Clear PP provides exciting opportunities for the global packaging industry to substitute more expensive, less functional and less sustainable materials.
Thermoforming & Foldable Packaging
Ultra Clear PP also offers important performance benefits such as easy seal, chemical and impact resistance. The material’s excellent heat resistance further extends application opportunities by enabling microwaveability and hot fill capability.
Injection molding applications
Converters can experience productivity improvements and energy savings when using Millad® NX™ 8000 clarified PP to produce injection molded applications, such as thin wall packaging food containers and storage boxes. Use of the additive allows conversion temperatures to be lowered. This leads to less energy use and accompanying CO₂ emission reductions.
Extrusion Blow Molding
Millad® NX™ 8500E clarified PP enables the straightforward production of lightweight bottles with integrated handles and complex, eye-catching designs. Millad® NX™ 8500E clarified PP offers the lowest density and lower weight compared to alternative extrusion blow molding plastics materials and glass providing a one-material solution cost-efficiency.