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polymer additives



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


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



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-


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



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-


New cost-effective, vegetable-

based dispersing aids for


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


A legacy of innovation



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



Palsgaard takes a decisive step

in the polymer industry, where

safe and sustainable functional

agents are increasingly in de-


Palsgaard will be exhibiting at

K2016 in hall 7, level 2 / G03.

Palsgaard introduces Einar


– a new range of

100% vegetable-based polymer additives