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Recyclable Transparent PP Packaging by Milliken & CGL Pack at All4Pack 2016

Published on 2016-11-15. Author : SpecialChem

GHENT, Belgium -- French packaging thermoformer CGL Pack is showcasing at the Emballage 2016 exhibition -- now known as All4Pack Paris -- thermoformed food trays and containers made of polypropylene (PP) clarified with Milliken & Co.’s Millad® NX™ 8000 additive.

UltraClear PP Packaging

CGL Pack, part of the publicly held PSB Industries Group, is promoting the clear prototype products from its stand (#7C 104) at the Nov. 14-17 show. Milliken and CGL Pack have collaborated on process and product development for the past two years, but this is the first time they are doing a joint promotion at an event.

Glass-clear PP

PP clarified with Milliken’s Millad NX 8000 series sets a new clarity standard for polypropylene resin that is comparable to glass-clear materials.

Christophe Hyzard, CGL Pack’s Marketing & Export Manager, said:
“The results of our tests with this clarified material have been very good so far. Use of Millad NX 8000 brings higher quality and greater transparency to the material. We are eager to show off these products to potential customers in France and across Europe.”

Thermoformed Food Packaging
Thermoformed Food Packaging
Milliken -- which is also exhibiting at All4Pack (#7L 131) -- says that with UltraClear PP resin based on Milliken’s Millad NX 8000 clarifier, converters can create lightweight, microwaveable and recyclable polypropylene thermoformed and foldable packaging with the levels of clarity normally associated with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging.

NX UltraClear PP

NX UltraClear PP is a fully recyclable material that also supports sustainability by helping to extend product shelf life, and via its low carbon footprint throughout packaging production. The resin also delivers significant weight savings. For example, Milliken notes, UltraClear PP trays can offer a 15-18% weight saving compared to PET-based food trays.

This clarified material also potentially can serve as a replacement for products made from amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (APET) resin in some applications, and as an upgrade option over standard PP in other types of packaging.

Millad, Milliken, and the Milliken logo are registered trademarks of Milliken & Company.
NX is a trademark of Milliken & Company.

About Milliken

Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Working from its laboratories, application and development centers around the world, Milliken’s scientists and engineers create coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies that transform the way it experience products from automotive plastics to children's art supplies.

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Source: Milliken & Co.
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