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Market Research Shows Consumer Preference is Clear

Posted by Natalie K. MacVarish on December 5, 2018

Our partners at Milliken set out to quantify consumers’ preference for food products in clear, microwavable packaging made with Milliken’s NX™ UltraClear™ Polypropylene. They also interviewed store buyers from several stores to understand the benefits of clarity, microwaveability and freezability in packaging from the food retailer point of view. This research tested packaging of in-store prepared fresh foods, such as salads, sandwiches, entrees and rotisserie chickens. Watch the video below to learn about the results!

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Topics: clear polypropylene, ultraclear polypropylene, polypropylene, Food Packaging, microwavable, microwavable food packaging

Relationship Between Crystallinity & Clarity in Clear Polypropylene Sheet

Posted by Natalie K. MacVarish on June 15, 2018
Polypropylene is a semi-crystalline polymer, and characteristic of these type of polymers, PP appears hazy in its natural state. But there are also clarified PP resins that offer drastically improved clarity, haze and overall aesthetics when compared to “neat” PP. So how does this work? Continue reading to learn more about the relationship between crystallinity and clarity in polypropylene sheet.
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Topics: ultraclear polypropylene, clear polypropylene, polyproyplene sheet

New Product Announcement: 903D Clarified Impact Copolymer PP Sheet

Posted by Natalie K. MacVarish on May 18, 2018

Impact Plastics is excited to announce a new product to our polypropylene sheet portfolio! Debuted last week at NPE2018, our new product, 903D polypropylene sheet, is redefining how we think of clarity in impact copolymer PP sheet. While typical impact copolymer PP resins have a milky or hazy appearance, 903D PP sheet offers drastically improved clarity and aesthetics for thermoformed products without sacrificing performance properties.

Continue reading to learn more about 903D PP and download the technical data sheet for this material!

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Topics: 903D PP Sheet, clear polypropylene, polypropylene

NX™ UltraClear Polypropylene Sheet Showcasing at IDDBA Show 2017

Posted by Natalie K. MacVarish on June 1, 2017

NXTM UltraClear Polypropylene sheet will be making an appearance at this year’s International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) show in Anaheim, CA!

Continue reading for more information about the show!

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Topics: clear polypropylene, polypropylene, ultraclear polypropylene, polyproyplene sheet

UltraClear PP - The New Standard for Clarity in Polypropylene Sheet

Posted by Natalie K. MacVarish on January 5, 2017

The benefits of polypropylene are indisputable – the material efficiency, sustainability attributes, and performance of the polymer make it an extremely versatile material. However, the one drawback that has pushed customers in the direction of other polymers such as PET and Clear HIPS has been clarity – or lack thereof.

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Topics: polypropylene, polyproyplene sheet, ultraclear polypropylene, clear polypropylene

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