Milliken Chemical will present its clear vision for addressing the packaging sector's continuing demands to drive down cost but improve the quality, functionality and aesthetics of final products, when it showcases its latest additives solutions to converters and specifiers at Interpack 2008. Visitors to Hall 10 Booth A06 can experience first-hand new opportunities to develop packaging innovations with breakthrough levels of clarity, take advantage of lower cost materials, improve production and end-product performance, or open up new directions in packaging design.
Taking centre stage at the Milliken booth is a new high clarity packaging solution with all the benefits of polypropylene (PP) including low cost and density, stiffness/impact balance, and thermal and chemical resistance. Milliken's latest clarifier innovation, Millad® NX8000, delivers previously unattainable levels of clarity to packaging. When added to polypropylene Millad NX8000 offers a step change in haze reduction of up to 50% versus the current industry standard.
As a result, the clarifier improves Clear PP's ability to substitute materials such as higher cost clear plastics and glass in packaging. The high-level clarity combined with the unique benefits offered by PP makes Clear PP an attractive solution for pack upgrades or re-designs, or to meet environmental packaging considerations.
Complementing the benefits of Millad NX8000 will be Milliken's range of ClearTint® Colorants. Offering the deepest attainable transparent shades for clarified polypropylene, ClearTint colorants allow packaging designers to achieve deep colors without sacrificing transparency. When used in combination with NX8000, it creates colored clear PP with the best clarity and lowest haze on the market.
Milliken's commitment to bringing the benefits of polyolefins to advanced packaging applications is highlighted through its latest "problem solving" nucleation solutions. Its Hyperform® product range boosts the performance and processing benefits of polyethylene (PE) and PP polyolefins, opening doors for their use in new application areas. Since Interpack 2005, Milliken has introduced new Hyperform grades that result in better parts quality, faster production, greater dimensional control, less warpage, and barrier and optical improvements for such applications as blown film, caps and closures, crates and pallets, and thermoformed packaging.