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A new generation of Clear PP is available for transparent applications: it provides a cost-competitive, sustainable solution and delivers higher performance and easier processing versus other transparent materials.

Cost Competitive

Transparency is no longer limited to thin or highly complex parts.

Clear Polypropylene
Now, thicker PP parts can have the appearance approaching that of glass or amorphous polymers. Milliken's Millad® NX8000 used in clear PP enables the substitution of more expensive or less functional clear materials, and increases the clarity of current polypropylene materials.

The use of Millad® NX8000 offers a step change in haze reduction compared to existing plastics clarifiers, leading to a clear PP that demonstrates 50% better clarity than the current industry standard (Figure 1.)

PP clarified with Millad® NX8000 provides designers and specifiers a cost-effective new material for packaging upgrades, re-designs, or to meet environmental packaging considerations.

Clear PP haze continuum
Figure 1: Clear PP haze continuum

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Case Studies from Clear Polypropylene

New Clarifying Agent for PP enables substitution of SAN in washing machine doors

Suggar, a leading appliance maker in Brazil producing 2,500 washing machines a day, is using polypropylene (PP) clarified with Millad® NX8000 to replace styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) in its washer top doors.

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ClearTint COLORANTS for clarified polypropylene: Keeping up with packaging trends & enhancing consumer appeal

In the past, opaque polypropylene products were colored with pigments, making colorants that did not interfere with clarity something to be desired. ClearTint Colorants are oligomeric coloring materials which combine the exceptional aesthetics of dyes with the migration resistance of pigments…

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Find a Sustainable Alternative to PVC for Small Appliances: Water tank of Carpet Cleaner uses Millad® NX™ 8000 clarifying agent for PP

Clear PP using Millad® NX8000 clarifying agent represents an excellent sustainable option in small transparent appliance applications thanks to a very low carbon footprint.

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Sustainable Alternative to PET for Cosmetic Packaging: Beauty Shampoo Bottles made with Millad® NX™ 8000 clarifying agent for PP

Clear PP using Millad® NX8000 clarifying agent represents an excellent sustainable alernative to PET because it enables production of lighter bottles which helps deliver a very low carbon footprint.

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Switch to Sustainable Clear Packaging with Good Aesthetics and Performance

Clear PP using Millad® NX8000 clarifying agent represents an excellent sustainable option in food packaging applications thanks to a very low carbon footprint.

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