Milliken & Company, Spartanburg, South Carolina, has received two R&D 100 Awards for 2015, given by R&D Magazine. This marks Milliken’s fourth consecutive year receiving this award and second consecutive year with two technologies awarded.
Hyperform HPN 210 M is an additive for polyethylene (PE) that the company claims expand its performance window. With a PE crystal orientation aligned with machine direction, Hyperform HPN 210 M greatly improves manufacture productivity and throughput while working to reduce warpage, improve stiffness and increase heat distortion temperatures in injection molded applications. Milliken says its just beginning to explore the impact that Hyperform HPN 210 M will have on numerous polyethylene applications, such as pallets, crates, carts, lids, bins, pails, trays and buckets.
Milliguard AOX-1 is a unique antioxidant that significantly improves the chemistry used to stabilize polyurethanes. Due its reactive chemistry, AOX-1 binds into polyurethane reducing the antioxidant loading needed to protect against oxidation and bettering article emission profiles. Ultimately, Milliguard AOX-1 allows consumers to enjoy the comforts of polyurethane with a reduced exposure to added chemicals.