PFAS-free Oil and Grease Resistant Technology for Molded Pulp Food Service Applications (Americas and EMEA)
Date: December 16, 2020
Time: 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour
A growth area in the food service industry is pulp-based thermoformed articles, such as plates, bowls, trays and clamshells. In order to effectively hold a variety of foods for both point-of-service and takeout uses, molded pulp articles must have the ability to resist both water and oil penetration. The standard test of molded pulp’s holdout properties requires exposing the material to hot water and hot or warm oil, with a target holdout of 30 to 60 minutes or more.
Traditionally, molded fiber manufacturers have used perfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS)-based products for oil resistance and alkyl ketene dimer (AKD)-based products for water holdout. There has been growing regulatory pressure to stop using PFAS, prompting the industry to look for suitable alternatives.
In this webinar, Larry Hutchinson and John Leckey will discuss Solenis’ new technology designed to replace the use of PFAS in the production of molded pulp food containers while meeting specific end-use performance requirements. This internally added solution is applied on conventional thermoforming molded fiber equipment and does not require additional capital or significant process modifications and is proven to be effective for a wide variety of food service applications. Applicability and limits of the new technology will be discussed.
Do you need an alternate time? Get the same valuable insights at our webinar on December 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM China Standard Time. Register for the December 17 session.