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Performance Modifier Additives Make Standard Polypropylene Resins Perform Like Premium Grades
Polypropylene (PP) shortages have forced many processors to move to lower grade resins at the cost of lower performance and processability. Milliken’s DeltaMax Performance Modifiers upgrade these materials to enhance impact resistance, melt flow rates, and sustainability through the use of more recycled material.
PP Nucleating Agent Gets Certification from UL for its Energy Savings
Milliken’s Hyperform HPN nucleating agent enables an average of 5-8% energy savings.
Milliken's PP Clarifier Receives Critical Guidance Recognition from the Association of Plastics Recyclers
Millad NX 8000 clarifying agent validated as compativle with plastic packaging recycling.
Pacific Northwest Recycling Project Releases Results From Pilot Program
The project made use of a portable Secondary Material Recovery Facility (Secondary MRF) that operated for 60 days in Portland, receiving, sorting and measuring the possible recovery from two types of material streams from four MRFs located in Oregon and Washington.
UL Certifies Energy Savings in Molding Nucleated PP
Milliken’s nucleators in PP save an average of 5-8% in processing energy for injection molding.
Additives: High-Performance Colorants for Engineering Plastics
Milliken’s new KeyPlast Resist portfolio of bright colorants developed for nylons and other high-heat plastics.
K 2019 Preview: Resins & Additives for Sustainability in Cars, Electronics & Packaging
Material suppliers are committed to the ‘Circular Economy,’ as evidenced by their adoption of new technologies, product introductions and collaborations.
Milliken Boosts Investment in Asia
State-of-the-art specialty chemical plant and knowledge center in Singapore set to open in Q1 2021.
Molder of Large Totes Save Material & Energy Costs with Recycled PP
Aaron Industries’ 100% recycled PP compound fortified with Milliken’s specialty modifier boosts MFI and retains strength.
Milliken Building Largest Clarifier Plant in its History
Growing global demand for Millad NX 8000 clarifier in PP applications is driving this major capacity expansion.
You Might Get an Eco Label Just from Using Clarified PP
Asian housewares makers first to embrace use of UL eco-label for PP products containing Milliken’s Millad NX 8000 clarifier.
NPE Wrap-Up: News in Primary Machinery, Part 1
Rounding up details from the Big Show not previously reported in all our other coverage, here’s more news in injection and blow molding, extrusion and compounding. Next month, we’ll conclude with recycling/scrap reclaim, robots, tooling, auxiliary equipment, materials and additives.
Firms Collaborate on 'Sustainable' HDPE Pharma Bottle
Milliken, SACMI, and Jarden Plastics combine on HDPE bottles that reduce plastic and energy use.
Novel Polyolefin Additives for Automotive Offer Unprecedented Improvements
Three new game-changing additives boast dramatic improvements in UV and thermal stabilization and mechanical properties of PP for auto interior and exterior components—and more.
NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Additives
The broad range of new additives includes modifiers, silicone additives for various polyolefins, compatibilizers PET and PLA, a blowing agent reinforced nylons, flame-retardant synergists for wire & cable, unique colorants, and color-tracking software for liquid-color metering devices.
Materials Innovations for Film, Molding & Automotive
Highlights of the SPE Polyolefins Conference included a ‘game-changing’ LLDPE family, and new stabilizers and other additives for film extrusion and all types of molding.
Resins & Additives at NPE2018: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, Sustainability
NPE will host lots of news in engineered thermoplastic compounds, customized TPEs, polyolefins for packaging, bioplastics, recycled content compounds, purging agents, 3D printing materials, and a slew of innovative additives.
Making an Impact In Thin-Gauge Sheet
Creating a ‘virtually integrated supply chain’ that connects it with suppliers and customers has helped Impact Plastics add value to a wide range of sheet products, with a growing emphasis on PP.
Thermoformer Chooses Clarified PP For New Food Containers
Lacerta expands beyond PET to offer one of the first clear PP packages with tamper-evident properties.
Food Industry Collaboration Creates New Fresh Snack Packaging
Milliken’s NX Ultra Clear PP concentrates play key role in “Pick Your Plate” concept.
K 2016 Preview: Materials & Additives
Driving the wide range of new developments in engineered plastics and additives are higher performance, safety, and sustainability.