Israel-based manufacturer of petrochemical products Carmel Olefins has launched its new polypropylene (PP) grade Capilene CT 80A for packaging uses.

Based on Milliken’s clarifier technology Millad NX 8000, Capilene CT 80A is an antistatic modified PP grade with a melt flow rate of 25.

The product represents the first in a new series under development by Carmel to enhance its existing portfolio of PP copolymers.

"Capilene CT 80A takes the impact performance of our existing transparent PP grades to a new level."

Carmel Olefins R&D and Technical Service manager Anita Vaxman said: "Capilene CT 80A takes the impact performance of our existing transparent PP grades to a new level.

"The innovation opens up new prospects for customers serving the food and non-food containers and houseware segments to produce attractive transparent articles that are less prone to breakage during shipment and handling, while also benefitting from energy savings during processing. It is a drop-in solution that we are looking forward to introducing to the market."

Capilene CT 80A features exceptional transparency, high gloss and impact balance, and is therefore suitable for use in refrigerated applications.

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The solution can be used in clear containers for food packaging, caps, closures, pails, large storage boxes and crates, heavy-duty transparent toolboxes, appliances and toys.

Image: Carmel Olefins creates high-impact step-change for transparent injection moulded applications with Capilene CT 80A based on new Millad NX 8000. Photo: © 2016 Milliken & Company.