New PP for food packaging offers excellent aesthetics and functionality; enhanced operational efficiencies

10-Mar-11
Dow and Milliken & Company have announced the launch of AGILITY™ NX™ clear polypropylene (PP) resins, a next-generation family of PP offering excellent aesthetics, excellent functionality and enhanced operational efficiencies for greater impact on the sustainability profile of PP. The new resins bring together Dow’s breakthrough polymer design and production capabilities for random copolymer PP resins with Milliken’s innovative Millad® NX™ 8000 clarifying agent. These new resins are suitable for clear, injection-molded food and consumer storage containers, thin-wall retail food packaging and other demanding consumer goods applications. AGILITY NX is the first family of products in Dow’s new AGILITY portfolio of high-performance polyolefins, engineered to improve functionality, efficiency and aesthetics. “When two industry leaders come together to tackle a challenge, the results can be extraordinary,” said Dow’s Jason Eckel, Market Manager, Thin-wall Rigid Packaging & Housewares. “Building on a long history of open collaboration, Dow and Milliken have raised the bar for clarified polypropylene to offer consumers, retailers, converters and manufacturers exactly what they’ve been wanting. This is clearly a case where the end result is much greater than the sum of the parts." “The synergies between Dow’s and Milliken’s technologies have resulted in a solution that can make a measurable difference for all stakeholders, whether it’s higher quality for consumers, shelf appeal for retailers or system cost reduction for the housewares sector,” said Milliken’s Brian Burkhart, Global Marketing Manager, PP Clarifiers. “Our ongoing collaboration with Dow continues to produce improvements to polypropylene resins and deliver benefits across the industry.
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