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At K 2019, Milliken to focus on enhancing plastics with ‘Color, Care, Clarity and Performance’

Companies that injection mold their packaging from NX® UltraClear™ PP resin produced exclusively with Milliken’s Millad® NX® 8000 clarifier can display a UL ECV label such as this on their products, reinforcing their commitment to a circular economy.
(Photo © 2019 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR205)
Milliken Chemical, a leading global supplier of additives and colorants for plastics and division of global manufacturer Milliken & Company, will use its presence at the K 2019 trade fair on Oct. 16-23 to demonstrate the many ways in which it is “Enhancing plastics with Color, Care, Clarity and Performance. Together.”

New, recyclable packaging film for fresh and processed food puts Mondi on the MAP

New, recyclable packaging film for fresh and processed food puts Mondi on the MAP. 
(Photos: Mondi, PR132)Flexible food packaging has traditionally presented brand owners with a choice –– either extract the maximum performance parameters or make it fully recyclable. Achieving both goals at once has been almost impossible ... until now.

Milliken’s ‘ColorDirection 2020’ explores the colors of the human journey

Liquitint™, Reactint®, ClearTint™ and Keyplast® Colorants by Milliken.
(Photo © 2019 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR202)The theme of Connected Comfort serves as a foundation for the six color tones selected for ColorDirection 2020 — reflecting the convenience, flexibility and personal experiences capturing the connection color creates between products from various markets and the consumers they serve.

Avery Dennison CleanFlake™ portfolio wins FINAT Recycling & Sustainability award 2019

Mark Macaré (left) from FINAT and Jan 't Hart (right), senior director innovation sustainability and compliance, receiving the award. 
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR424)An innovation from Avery Dennison that enables closed-loop PET recycling has won this year’s FINAT Recycling and Sustainability award. The CleanFlake™ portfolio (video) enables production of high quality recycled PET (rPET) from post-consumer bottles while maintaining all-important visual impact and food contact approval. The portfolio is further reducing environmental impact by using recycled PET liner material.

Mondi accelerates efforts to create flexible packaging from post-consumer recycled plastic

Mondi accelerates efforts to create flexible packaging from post-consumer recycled plastic. (Photo: Mondi, PR131)Mondi Group, a global leader in packaging and paper, led Project Proof, a Pioneer Project facilitated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). The project has created a proof-of-concept prototype flexible plastic pouch incorporating a minimum of 20% post-consumer plastic waste originating from mixed household waste. The pouch is suitable for packaging household products such as detergent.

Perstorp’s non-phthalate PVC plasticizer, Pevalen, obtains FDA approval for food contact applications

Perstorp’s non-phthalate PVC plasticizer, Pevalen™, obtains FDA approval for food contact applications. (Photo: Shutterstock)
As of May 28 2019, Perstorp has obtained FCN 001967 (Food Contact Notification) from the FDA for the use of Pevalen as a plasticizer in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) polymers for use in repeated‐use food contact articles.

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