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Milliken Chemical executive speaks at thermoforming conference

Milliken Chemical : 25 October, 2010  (New Product)
Adam Watson, global product line manager at Milliken Chemical, was a featured speaker at the 19th annual Thermoforming Conference, in Milwaukee on 19 September 2010, discussing the environmental and cost concerns that have made polypropylene the material of choice for packaging and houseware applications.
Watson also discussed Millikenís new nucleating agent Hyperform HPN-600ei, designed for extrusion and thermoforming applications, and offering improvement in stiffness-impact balance, aesthetics, and processing speed vs. competitive materials.

Watson is responsible for the strategic direction, business development, marketing and global communication of Millikenís nucleation and reinforcement technologies. He has held various engineering, product design, supply chain, sales and market development roles. Watson earned a bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Clemson University.

Milliken Chemical offers a growing portfolio of additives for PP as well as other polyolefins. Hyperform HPN-600ei along with Millikenís Millad NX8000 clarifier. Another high-performance product provides a dramatic reduction in haze enabling PP to deliver clarity approaching that of polycarbonate (PC) while avoiding many of its drawbacks. Applications include packaging, housewares, storage containers and drinking cups.
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