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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.

Sustainability

Clear Polypropylene
Sustainable...
Clear PP's superior lightweight and outstanding impact properties improve handling and storage, while its recyclability and lower density address key sustainability issues regarding waste reduction and lower energy consumption. These important considerations are leading to a switch to Clear PP in a wide range of applications including baby bottles, cosmetic jars, and other rigid packaging applications.

Low density...

With a specific gravity of 0.9 g/cm3, PP is among the lightest polymers. For example, it is less dense than PET (specific gravity 1.27g/cm3). This is also true for clear PP versus many other transparent materials.


By requiring less PP per unit volume, manufacturers can save on material costs.

Lower energy consumption...
In comparison to conventional clarified PP, Milliken's innovative clear PP offers lower energy consumption. >> Read the full story now!

Recyclability...
Not only is clear PP fully recyclable but it can also be used as regrinds without compromising on the performance of the resin. The total environmental impact of polypropylene is less than traditional materials in life cycle analysis.

Bisphenol A free...
In comparison to polycarbonate, this versatile plastic not only offers an approaching clarity, but avoids many of its drawbacks. Bisphenol A is not used in the manufacturing of clarified polypropylene. It is also more environmentally responsible for two reasons: with lower density, PP requires one-third less resin than polycarbonate for a given application, reducing the amount of non-renewable resources used in manufacture and it is more easily recycled in the existing waste management infrastructure.

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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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