15 Sep 2016
Carmel Olefins partnering with L.K. Machinery at K 2016 to showcase its new Capilene® CT 80A polypropylene resin based on Milliken’s Millad® NX™ 8000 clarifier technology
- Carmel’s new PP grade offers a combination of good impact performance with transparency, high gloss, and no stress whitening
- L.K. Machinery makes pails on its new Forza-III PT 450 injection press
- Milliken’s Millad NX 8000 improves clarity & transparency, while also lowering energy use & enabling faster injection molding cycle times
Carmel Olefins Ltd. (BAZAN Group) will demonstrate its new polypropylene grade Capilene® CT 80A throughout the K 2016 trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, via a joint agreement with Hong Kong machinery maker L.K. Machinery International Ltd. and specialty chemicals supplier Milliken & Co.
On its K show stand (Hall 13, Booth C43), L.K. Machinery will be running its new FORZA-III PT 450 two-platen injection molding machine to make 20-liter pails using that recently introduced resin. Capilene CT 80A is the first in a new series of specialty resins that Carmel is developing to enhance its existing portfolio of PP copolymers based on Milliken’s clarifier technology Millad® NX™ 8000.
Founded in 1979, L.K. Group designs, manufactures and sells not only plastic injection molding machines but also die-casting machines and CNC machines. L.K. says it now is one of the top five injection press makers in China. Its Forza-III series machines incorporate advanced injection, clamping and control functions, making them suitable for molding a wide variety of large components. The third-generation Forza press that will be making pails on its K booth is fully automated and includes an energy-saving function, with an 18-second cycle time that makes it ideal for in-mold labeling (IML) and packaging applications. L.K. launched the machine at Chinaplas in Shanghai earlier this year, and K will mark its European debut.
Meantime, the unique combination of aesthetic and mechanical properties of Carmel’s new resin create a step forward for converters looking to reduce breakage potential and avoid stress whitening of highly transparent packaging and container solutions. It is ideal for thin-wall packaging, clear food-packaging containers, caps and closures, and clear pails, and also suitable for large storage boxes, crates, heavy-duty transparent toolboxes, appliances and toys.
Capilene CT 80A is a clarified and antistatic-modified PP grade with a melt flow rate (MFR) of 25. It combines the typical advantages of standard polypropylene random and heterophasic copolymers to achieve outstanding transparency with a good stiffness/impact balance, plus excellent organoleptic performance, high gloss and good resistance to stress whitening. Its ability to maintain such high transparency with good impact performance at 0°C is of particular significance for fridge storage applications.
Carmel Olefins has achieved these results with its new grade by working closely with Milliken, and incorporating Millad NX 8000, Milliken’s latest-generation clarifier, into the mix. This collaboration ties in perfectly with Milliken’s K show theme of “Making Polypropylene Clearer, Better, Faster. Together”.
Millad NX 8000 allows processors using the new PP resin to reduce molding temperatures compared to resins made with previous-generation clarifiers. This in turn helps converters to better meet sustainability goals by reducing energy consumption and shortening cycle times. The lower molding temperature also shortens the cooling time of the part prior to ejection from the mold, further boosting productivity.
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Carmel Olefins Ltd.
Carmel Olefins Ltd. (“Carmel”) is Israel’s sole manufacturer of petrochemical products that are used as raw materials for the plastics industry. Carmel manufactures standard and special grades of polypropylene (PP) as well as a broad range of low density polyethylene (LDPE) grades. Carmel also exports to various countries worldwide. Carmel Olefins Ltd. was founded in 1991 through a merger of existing businesses and is now a private company owned by the Oil Refineries Ltd. Carmel’s production and management center is in the Haifa Bay industrial zone, adjacent to the refinery. For more information, visit www.carmel-olefins.co.il.
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