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10-31-2013

Milliken's New Generation Clarifier Validated with UL Approved Label

The energy-saving benefits of the generation clarifier Millad NX 8000 for polypropylene (PP) from Milliken, Ghent/Belgium, have been validated by the independent organization UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories).

The validation qualifies Milliken and eventually its customers, from converters to brand owners, to use an Environmental Claim Validation (ECV) label to highlight the energy consumption reductions achieved with the use of Millad NX 8000 in a transparent PP product.

Millad NX 8000 delivers positive environmental- and performance-related benefits to PP. Its step-change to the performance and haze of PP supports the development of high clarity, high quality plastic packaging solutions for the food and household sectors. Importantly, use of the additive also allows conversion temperatures to be lowered, particularly in injection molding. This leads to less energy use and accompanying CO₂ emission reductions. Numerous industrial test data indicates that use of Millad NX 8000 can lower required processing temperatures from 235°C to 190°C, resulting in energy savings between 8 and 12% and associated CO₂ emissions reductions.

Several different ECV labels displaying the energy savings facilitated by Millad NX 8000 are available.

The new ECV labels will enable companies to visibly demonstrate their positive contribution to the environment on product packaging and marketing materials, giving third-party credibility to their sustainability claims and creating a powerful differentiating tool. Permission is dependent on an evaluation and audit of the calculated processing savings with Millad NX 8000 by UL Environment.

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