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polymer additives

Ausg.Nr._21/2016

A

t this year’s K2016 in

Dusseldorf, Palsgaard

showcases Einar

®

– a

new range of functional polymer

additives that directly address

some of the most pressing con-

cerns for todays’ polymer busi-

ness: How to produce safe, ef-

ficient and sustainable products

with zero concerns over food

contact.

Palsgaard has a long history of

delivering functional additives

for the polymer industry such as

antistatic and antifogging solu-

tions all based on vegetable oils.

Now Palsgaard presents a new

identity and name for all its func-

tional additives – from now on,

all Palsgaard polymer products

will be branded under the Einar

®

brand.

Bio-based polymer additives

safe enough to eat

The international polymer indus-

try is constantly searching for al-

ternatives to traditional additives,

particularly in products involving

food contact. Conventional addi-

tives can have an adverse effect

on food quality, and consum-

ers are concerned about health

aspects when polymer products

are in direct contact with the

food. But the solution already ex-

ists.

Produced entirely from vegetable

oils such as sustainably sourced

palm oils, the Einar

®

series of

functional additives and process-

ing aids can eliminate concerns

over food contact – indeed, the

Einar

®

products are safe enough

to eat and can help converters

deliver safe and sustainable solu-

tions for food packaging.

“We want to show what a dedi-

cated research effort and strong

market knowledge can do in terms

of solving some of the issues fac-

ing the polymer business,” says

Bjarne Nielsen, business devel-

opment manager for polymer

products at Palsgaard. “Our bio-

based polymer additives deliver

excellent performance. But most

of all, they allow our customers to

produce what the global consum-

er really wants: Safe, efficient and

sustainable packaging materials

with outstanding properties.”

Superior antistatic and antifog-

ging performance

The Einar

®

product range from

Palsgaard comprises a series

of products for the masterbatch

and polyolefin industry such as

antistatic and antifogging agents

– all engineered entirely from

vegetable oils. Both types of func-

tional agents have been tested

by an independent company and

proven to deliver outstanding per-

formance.

New cost-effective, vegetable-

based dispersing aids for

polymers

However, the use of bio-based

polymer additives reaches far be-

yond food-contact products. Two

newly developed dispersing aids

for masterbatch production, also

based entirely on vegetable oils,

have recently been introduced to

the market: Einar

®

101 and Einar

®

103. Dispersing aids are used for

distributing colour pigment in

polymers, and independent tests

have shown that Einar

®

101 and

103 deliver superior performance

when measured against industry-

standard waxes. The result: in-

creased colour strength and yield

and less use of expensive colour

pigment.

A legacy of innovation

“Einar

®

was chosen as the brand

name for our polymer additives

as a tribute to the founder of

Palsgaard, Einar Viggo Schou. It

is his legacy of innovation and

social responsibility we aim to

invoke by naming all our func-

tional agents after him,” says

Palsgaard CEO Jakob Thois-

en. “With the Einar

®

range,

Palsgaard takes a decisive step

in the polymer industry, where

safe and sustainable functional

agents are increasingly in de-

mand.”

Palsgaard will be exhibiting at

K2016 in hall 7, level 2 / G03.

www.palsgaard.com

Palsgaard introduces Einar

®

– a new range of

100% vegetable-based polymer additives