Palsgaard is showcasing a food waste solution at K 2019 expo, which is taking place from now till 23 October 2019 in Düsseldorf.
The new antifog coating is the result of Palsgaard’s participation in a United Nations (UN) initiative. The Danish company’s sustainability credentials led to it being invited to take part in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accelerator Programme.
The result was new product 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 performance in applications such as stretched polyolefin and polyester films, where it compares well with competing fossil-based products.
Like all Palsgaard’s solutions for the polymer industry, Einar 1122 is plant-based and food grade as it is sourced from sustainably produced vegetable oils, making it safe while overcoming growing consumer concern about harmful additives in polymer products.
Christina Normann Christensen, product and 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.