Dow random copolymer polypropylene (PP) has been paired with Milliken's Millad NX 8000 clarifying agent for a new family of PP promising good aesthetics, functionality, and operational efficiencies. The Agility NX clear PP was introduced at the 2011 International Home & Housewares Show (March 6-8, McCormick Place, Chicago).
Agility NX targets clear, injection-molded food and consumer-storage containers, thin-wall retail food packaging, and other consumer goods applications. Dow and Milliken say the family of resins allows converters to run equipment at lower temperatures, reducing energy use, with faster processing and easier mold release. Altogether, the material reportedly allows converters to cut cycle time by 10% or more....