By choosing Milliken & Company's Millad NX8000 clarifying agent, F&M Tool & Plastics, Inc., a Leominster, Mass., injection molding company, has committed to the development of the "Next Generation in Clears Storage". F&M Tool & Plastics' goal was to enhance the quality and aesthetics of its Bella Contemporary Storage line, including storage containers, latching lid clears, clear totes, carts, towers and drawers.
Working closely with the Milliken team and its resin supplier, F&M Tool & Plastics tested polypropylene (PP) clarified with the Millad NX8000 agent and observed great overall improvements. The new line of clear storage products, Bella NX Next Generation in Clears will be sold by a wide range of retailers. F&M Tool & Plastics' success demonstrates the superiority of Millad NX8000 over traditional clarifiers, which is helping the product win additional shelf space and recognition among retailers and consumers.
"We have used Milliken products for many years with great success. We are always looking for new advancements in technology, so when Millad NX8000 clarifier became available, we were anxious to try it," said Mark Gasbarro, president/owner, F&M Tool & Plastics. "We are thrilled with the results. Millad NX8000 increases the strength and stability of our molded products, helping storage containers, clear totes, carts and other clear storage items hold more weight, while also maintaining consistent color and clarity for better shelf appeal. An outstanding bonus is the improved processing performance of polypropylene clarified with Milliken's Millad NX8000. We're excited about launching the upgraded Bella line, Bella NX Next Generation in Clears to our many retail customers."
Polypropylene clarified with Millad NX8000 technology provides water-clear transparency and a bright appearance as compared to a dull, yellowish look that can occur with traditional clarifiers. Millad NX8000 also provides a wide processing window that ensures consistent, high-quality performance in a broad range of PP grades.
"Milliken provided support services to F&M Tool & Plastics to ensure a smooth transition to Millad NX8000 clarifier, such as testing of the clarified PP on site, as well as assistance with impact modifiers and color services," continued Gasbarro. "The Milliken research and development department works with F&M Tool & Plastics on an ongoing basis to achieve results beyond the state-of-the-art."