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Carmel at K 2016: To Launch Clear PP Resin for Appliances Based on Millikenā€™s Tech.

Published on 2016-09-16. Author : SpecialChem

Carmel Olefins Ltd. (BAZAN Group) will demonstrate its new polypropylene grade Capilene® CT 80A throughout the K 2016 trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, via a joint agreement with Hong Kong machinery maker L.K. Machinery International Ltd. and specialty chemicals supplier Milliken & Co.

New Clear PP

Live PP Pail Production at K 2016

On its K show stand (Hall 13, Booth C43), L.K. Machinery will be running its new FORZA-III PT 450 two-platen injection molding machine to make 20-liter pails using that recently introduced resin. Capilene CT 80A is the first in a new series of specialty resins that Carmel is developing to enhance its existing portfolio of PP copolymers based on Milliken’s clarifier technology Millad® NX™ 8000.

L.K. Group – Injection Press Maker

Founded in 1979, L.K. Group designs, manufactures and sells not only plastic injection molding machines but also die-casting machines and CNC machines.
  • Its Forza-III series machines incorporate advanced injection, clamping and control functions, making them suitable for molding a wide variety of large components.
  • The third-generation Forza press that will be making pails on K booth is fully automated and includes an energy-saving function, with an 18-second cycle time that makes it ideal for in-mold labeling (IML) and packaging applications. 
  • L.K. launched the machine at CHINAPLAS in Shanghai earlier this year, and K will mark its European debut.

Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 Improves Clarity & Transparency, While also Lowering Energy Use & Enabling Faster Injection Molding Cycle Times
Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 Improves Clarity & Transparency, While
Also Lowering Energy Use & Enabling Faster Injection Molding Cycle Times
Meantime, the unique combination of aesthetic and mechanical properties of Carmel’s new resin create a step forward for converters looking to reduce breakage potential and avoid stress whitening of highly transparent packaging and container solutions. It is ideal for thin-wall packaging, clear PP food-packaging containers, caps and closures, and clear pails, and also suitable for large storage boxes, crates, heavy-duty transparent toolboxes, appliances and toys.

Capilene CT 80A PP Grade

  • Capilene CT 80A is a clarified and antistatic-modified PP grade with a melt flow rate (MFR) of 25.
  • It combines the typical advantages of standard polypropylene random and heterophasic copolymers to achieve outstanding transparency with a good stiffness/impact balance
  • New PP grade exhibits excellent organoleptic performance, high gloss and good resistance to stress whitening. 
  • It has the ability to maintain high transparency with good impact performance at 0°C, particularly significant for fridge storage applications.

Carmel Olefins & Milliken Collaboration
Carmel Olefins has achieved these results with its new grade by working closely with Milliken, and incorporating Millad NX 8000, Milliken’s latest-generation clarifier, into the mix. This collaboration ties in perfectly with Milliken’s K show theme of “Making Polypropylene Clearer, Better, Faster. Together”.

Millad NX 8000 allows processors using the new PP resin to reduce molding temperatures compared to resins made with previous-generation clarifiers. This in turn helps converters to better meet sustainability goals by reducing energy consumption and shortening cycle times. The lower molding temperature also shortens the cooling time of the part prior to ejection from the mold, further boosting productivity.

Capilene is Carmel Olefins’ registered trade name.
Millad, Milliken and the Milliken logo are registered trademarks of Milliken & Company.
NX is a trademark of Milliken & Company.

About Carmel Olefins Ltd.

Carmel Olefins Ltd. (“Carmel”) is Israel’s sole manufacturer of petrochemical products that are used as raw materials for the plastics industry. Carmel manufactures standard and special grades of polypropylene (PP) as well as a broad range of low density polyethylene (LDPE) grades. Carmel also exports to various countries worldwide. Carmel Olefins Ltd. was founded in 1991 through a merger of existing businesses and is now a private company owned by the Oil Refineries Ltd. Carmel’s production and management center is in the Haifa Bay industrial zone, adjacent to the refinery.

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 scientists and engineers create coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies that transform the way we experience products from automotive plastics to children's art supplies. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines that also includes floor covering and performance materials, the people of Milliken work every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and make this world more sustainable.

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Source: Carmel Olefins Ltd.
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