New approach to circular economy, Milliken showcases sustainable solutions at K 2022

Latest News: at the K 19-26 October 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany
In 2022, Milliken will showcase new measures to advance the circular economy through chemistry as part of the company’s 2025 sustainability goals. In addition, Milliken is working with more than 30 partners on purpose that will
On display during 2022, including an ongoing collaboration with PureCycle Technologies, whose patented technology converts recycled polypropylene into virgin material.


“At Milliken, we work closely with trusted partners to develop additives that will build a better world,” said Cindy Boiter, president of Milliken’s chemical business. Wim, global vice president of plastic additives
Van De Velde added: “Together we are solving the challenges faced by users. We are working with many people in the value chain to make plastics more reusable, recyclable and efficient.”

Here’s what Milliken will be exhibiting at K 2022:

Millad® NX® 8000
ECO is a clarifying agent for polypropylene (PP) that increases clarity, speeds up production and reduces energy consumption. This product is certified by UL in the United States and can save an average of 10% of energy in the production of injection-molded PP parts.

DeltaMax®, a performance improver for recycled PP. This product has a unique ability to balance melt flow, impact strength and stiffness to improve the overall performance of recycled materials.

DeltaMax virgin polypropylene impact copolymer (ICP) performance modifiers allow resin producers to more effectively balance the properties of ICP resins while providing them the opportunity to optimize processing efficiency. DeltaMax also helps converters reduce energy consumption by running machines with faster cycle times or cooler temperatures.

DeltaFlow™ viscosity modifiers, solid concentrates, are designed to specifically assist PP recyclers by increasing the melt flow rate of recycled polypropylene (rPP) in extrusion and injection molding processes.

Hyperform® HPN® polypropylene performance additives improve the balance between stiffness and impact resistance while reducing energy consumption. UL listed, this product can achieve 5% to 8% energy savings when used as a nucleating agent for thin wall injection molded PP container lids and similar PP applications.

UltraGuard™ solution enables down-metering to reduce material usage and part weight, while improving the barrier properties of polyethylene (PE), enabling designers to manufacture more single-material products and improving recyclability.

Many of Milliken’s products are specifically designed to generate sustainable benefits. These qualities include: reduced energy consumption and lighter weight, better reuse potential, increased net utilization of recycled content, improved recycling and recyclability, and replacement of less sustainable resins.