Milliken and the Packaging School: Introduction to Plastic Additives

Together, with Milliken as our subject matter expert and sponsor for this module, we dive into the world of additives to see how they provide optimal performance enhancement to plastics, making them safer, cleaner, longer-lasting, easier to process, tougher, and more colorful.
1 Hours
13 Lessons
Future Proof Your Skill
What You Will Learn
This module covers the essentials of plastic additives, their types, uses in polyolefins, and impact on industry, focusing on definitions, importance, and categorization. It delves into clarifiers, nucleators, concentrates, and how Milliken advances the field.
Course Objectives
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Define plastic additives
Explain at a high level the importance and use cases of additives
Discuss the importance of polyolefins and additives for polyolefins
Categorize additives into product modifiers and processing aids
Discuss the science behind clarifiers and nucleators
List classes of clarifiers
Summarize nucleation technology
Discuss the basics of concentrates and masterbatches and how they are fed at the converter level
Summarize the various ways additives are added to the polymer melt
Establish how Milliken is using additives to make a difference in the industry at large
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