Millad NX 8000 clarifying agent adds clear appeal to new Sunware food storage range
The Netherlands-based storage solutions creator set its sights on polypropylene (PP) clarified with the additives specialist’s newest technology clarifier in place of other high transparency plastics, in order to offer consumers a new line of Bisphenol-A free (BPA-free) food storage boxes with high visual impact and functional benefits. Quality and aesthetics are key priorities for Sunware’s ranges.
Millad NX 8000 is unique in achieving transparency in PP similar to that of amorphous polymers. This enabled Sunware to develop crystal-clear packaging with excellent aesthetics, while benefitting from PP’s easy processing, sealability and high stiffness performance, and environment-related advantages. Millad NX 8000 supports lower injection molding temperatures for clarified PP, resulting in shorter cycle times and a faster, more sustainable production process for the new storage range.
The clarified PP is used for both lids and containers in sizes from 0.5 liters to 3.8 liters, designed in line with Sunware’s mission to develop storage solutions that provide a ‘perfectly organized’ feeling to consumers. The E-Claire Freshkeepers are microwaveable, dishwasher-proof and BPA-free.
André Jacobs, Technical Director at Sunware, comments: “Food storage solutions compete in a crowded market place and we were therefore on the lookout for a material that could give a high-clarity appearance and functional edge to our new product line. We were delighted that the introduction of high transparency PP coincided with our own development schedule, as no other random PP is so transparent. With Millad NX 8000 we have been able to use PP to take the visual appeal and performance of this new line to a whole new level.”
Sami T.K. Palanisami, Marketing & Sales Manager Plastic Additives EMEA, Milliken, adds: “Millad NX 8000 is creating exciting new opportunities for packaging converters and brand owners to use PP as a viable replacement in high transparency applications. By eliminating the haze and yellowing potential of standard PP materials, it is revolutionizing the way the industry perceives PP for high-end products.”.