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Milliken to increase capacity for PP clarifier

9:43 AM MDT | April 23, 2014 | Vincent Valk

Milliken (Spartanburg, SC) announced today that it is building new capacity for a clarifying agent for polypropylene (PP) at Blacksburg, SC. The new capacity will be onstream in 2015, and the investment is the company’s "most significant capital investment" in the PP clarifier line to date, Milliken says. Exact capacity or investment figures have not been disclosed. The clarifier allows PP to be processed at cooler temperatures, resulting in savings in energy consumption and shorter cycle times, Milliken says. The clarifier also allows for the...

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