Guangzhou, China - Stealing. It's an age-old crime that continues to linger. But perhaps the most infuriating of them all, when it comes to the plastics industry, is intellectual property infringement.
"Obviously, we have to protect our technology," Wim Van De Velde, global Millad product line manager for Milliken & Co., told PlasticsToday. "This is why we take action to vigorously protect and defend the intellectual property."
At Chinaplas 2013, the Spartanburg, SC-based company showcased a variety of products including the Millad NX 8000 clarifiers, Hyperform nucleating agents and Hyperform, however, the topic quickly revolved around IP infringement.
Milliken recently announced it has filed several lawsuits to protect the IP embodied in its Millad clarifying agents....