Global materials science expert Milliken & Company is once again leveraging its unique capabilities to help produce needed medical personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The current shortage in plastic materials used for protective face shields is leading manufacturers to offer the readily available polypropylene plastic. The material, however, is naturally hazy, so plastic manufacturers are turning to Milliken and the company’s NX® UltraClear™ polypropylene concentrate to produce plastics with clarity levels suitable for healthcare industry face shields.
“In this global pandemic, the need for medical PPE continues to rise,” says Halsey M. Cook, president and CEO of Milliken & Company. “We are committed to finding solutions that assist our customers and allow us to join in the fight against COVID-19 wherever we can make a difference.”
Milliken has collaborated with a number of plastic manufacturers, from global players to regionally-based companies, to evaluate NX UltraClear in this new product application. Impact Plastics is among the U.S. companies using NX UltraClear concentrates to make polypropylene clear for use in face shields. Mezger in Germany is also employing NX UltraClear concentrates to produce polypropylene sheet suitable for use in face shields
Medical face shields made with NX UltraClear polypropylene are now in the market and being used by front-line workers.
Today’s sustainability journey is demanding and one that no company can succeed alone. It’s vital to work in partnership with others to reach the goal together. That’s why Ferrero has chosen to collaborate with Milliken & Company in its mission to find the right material for the iconic Ferrero Rocher boxes.
Millad NX 8000 for PP certified by RecyClass for plastic packaging recycling in Europe
Millad NX 8000 technology is fully compatible with polypropylene (PP) recycling processes in Europe and poses no recyclability issues, according to RecyClass. RecyClass approval applies to the technology itself, while the packaging using the technology must adhere to certain conditions to be considered fully compatible with the PP recycling stream.
Inspirations from nature help Milliken’s ColorDirection 2021 sing in Harmonic Synergy
As togetherness and context become increasingly important trends for both society and industry, through its ColorDirection 2021, Milliken & Company has embraced colors and textures that complement each other to reflect these vital values. These seven trend colors, that make up the Harmonic Synergy palette for 2021, provide design inspiration and a marketing roadmap to help build the ultimate customer color experience, and can be sourced through Milliken’s globally leading colorants.
Pushing sustainability boundaries: Milliken introduces Millad NX 8000 ECO in Europe at K 2019
Milliken & Company, a globally recognized leader in plastic additives and colorants has announced the European launch of one of its most sustainable products yet—Millad NX 8000 ECO. The ECO clarifying additive not only produces the fully transparent material known as NX UltraClear PP but addresses the growing trend for greater sustainability.
Leading polyolefins additives supplier Milliken has innovative solutions to showcase at the upcoming Interpack 2017 trade fair for clear packaging applications in polypropylene and PET. At that May 4-10 show in Düsseldorf, Milliken will demonstrate why NX™ UltraClear PP is the optimal, cost-effective option to help brand owners address the growing packaging trends for both resource efficiency and attention-grabbing appeal.
- Nicole Tauster
- Company News
- Created 28 May 2020
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