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Ampacet Introduces PFAS-Free Polymer Processing Aid

January 30, 2023 - Ampacet has introduced 1001316-N PFAS-Free Polymer Processing Aid (PPA), an additive that performs as well as fluoro-based PPAs in blown film extrusion for multiple end-use applications, the company claims.

Because of potential health hazards, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been regulated by several states. Additional governmental restrictions are expected this year and beyond.

Designed to be used at the same or similar LDR as Ampacet's conventional PPAs, PFAS-Free PPA is FDA food contact-compliant and comparable in cost to fluoro-based PPAs, the company says. Like fluoro-based PPAs, it eliminates melt fracture, reduces die buildup for less downtime and offers increased throughput.

According to Ampacet, its PFAS-Free PPA does not interfere with surface treatments, such as printing and lamination, and has no effect on sealing.

Founded in 1937, Ampacet Corporation is a leading global masterbatch supplier providing custom color, special effect, high performance and sustainable products and solutions. Ampacet also manufactures LIAD machinery and feeders for the plastics industry aimed to improve efficiencies in plastics manufacturing. Headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., Ampacet employs more than 2,000 people worldwide, with 25 manufacturing sites including technical and color development centers in 18 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Source: Ampacet