UL Environment, a US-based division of the UL Group which advises on business sustainability, has confirmed that four grades of Milliken Chemical’s Hyperform HPN can help to reduce manufacturing energy requirements by between a 5 and 8%.
Based in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken is a global producer of additives for plastics manufacturers.
The reduced energy requirement is related to use of the Hyperform HPN in production of injection moulded thin-wall container lids, or similar PP products.
The certification specifically applies to the APAC region, but can be extended to cover global manufacturing applications.
In addition to the potential for energy reduction, Hyperform HPN can improve productivity through reduced cycle times. The product can also improve manufacturing performance of recycled PP.
Independent certification of the energy-reducing properties of the Hyperform products follows on from the same being announced for the Millad NX 8000 PP clarifier.
Further to this, in October the NX 8000 product received 'critical guidance recognition' from the Association of Plastics Recyclers, a US-based trade organisation which looks to support successful commercial recycling.
With headquarters in Pune, India, the UL Group is a global engineering company specialising in automation and electronics. The company offers a series of additional services, including sustainability testing and confirmation.