Palsgaard showcases new foodwaste solution

Palsgaard will be presenting its new food waste solution at the forthcoming K 2019 expo, 16-23 October 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The emulsifier and stabiliser specialist’s new antifog coating is the result of Palsgaard’s participation in a United Nations initiative. The Danish company’s strong sustainability credentials led to it being invited to take part in the UN’s SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Accelerator Programme.

The result was Einar 1122 – an antifog coating for industrial packaging which keeps food looking fresh and desirable at low temperatures. As consumers tend to choose visually appealing products – leaving those with foggy packaging to decay – it helps reduce food waste, contributing to UN sustainability goals.

Additionally, Einar 1122 delivers excellent performance in applications such as stretched polyolefin and polyester films, where it compares exceptionally well with competing fossil-based products.

Like all Palsgaard’s solutions for the polymer industry, Einar 1122 is plant-based and food grade (it is sourced from sustainably produced vegetable oils.) This makes it completely safe, overcoming growing consumer concern about harmful additives in polymer products.

Christina Normann Christensen, product & application manager for non-food at Palsgaard, said: “The polymer industry has a particularly important role to play in meeting global sustainability goals. However, that does not have to mean sacrificing on quality. As well as generating excitement around our ongoing sustainability efforts, our involvement in this project led to the creation of a new product with real benefits for companies in the polymer industry. Einar 1122 demonstrates that high performance can go hand in hand with sustainability strategies.”

Palsgaard will be exhibiting at K 2019, Hall 7, Level 1 / D20. In addition to Einar 1122 it will be showcasing a range of other food grade solutions for the polymer industry, including antistatic additives, mould release solutions and dispersing aids.

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