Ocean-bound plastic has offered a way to drive circularity within the health and wellness food packaging industry by using feedstock derived from post-consumer waste recovered in waterways. Flexible film manufacturers process this ocean-bound plastic into reusable feedstock for packaging approved for food-contact that can even ensure the same resistance against degradation compared to virgin resins.
With many countries facing supply chain issues and post-consumer plastic waste, the SI Group's WESTON™ 705 offers the next generation of nonylphenol-free liquid phosphite antioxidant solutions to contribute toward a circular value-chain collaboration.
Approved for use in food-contact packaging in over 50 countries worldwide, including the United States, WESTON™ 705 has been intensely tested and vetted. This liquid phosphite antioxidant stabilizer allows producers to utilize ocean-bound polyethylene (PE) feedstock while increasing operational efficiency. A nonylphenol-free liquid phosphite antioxidant, WESTON™ 705 offers a simple drop-in replacement for TNPP while avoiding costly capital investments to provide a seamless transition process.
WHY CHOOSE WESTON™ 705?
Food packaging and polymer resin manufacturers require nonylphenol-free antioxidants with exceptional performance and regulatory approvals. The SI Group's Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) complete profile is available and has been thoroughly tested for food packaging applications that require safety assessment data. With outstanding performance capabilities, WESTON™ 705 has extensive food-contact approval by both the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA).
The new generation of antioxidants, the SI Group's WESTON™ 705 additive, delivers a tenfold reduction in gel formation, threefold improvement of melt flow retention, and threefold reduction in gas fading for polymer applications that require food-contact approval. This new generation antioxidant helps food-contact packaging manufacturers see an additional tenfold decrease in plate-out during cooling, enhancing the film's overall sealability performance. Compared to traditional phosphite antioxidants on the market, WESTON™ 705 produces a more reactive structure that decomposes formed peroxide species during the polymerization process. Food packaging converters will see a dramatic reduction in blooming and gas fading while enhancing the product's aesthetic properties, such as improved color retention and film clarity.
WESTON™ 705 nonylphenol-free additive allows for easier handling and incorporation through a simple drop-in liquid solution that potentially can avoid expensive capital investments for manufacturers transitioning away from TNPP solutions. With increased productivity with the drop-in liquid solutions, WESTON™ 705 requires less downtime for maintenance-related problems like gel formation, die accumulation, and plate-out.
THE WESTON™ 705 DIFFERENCE
WESTON™ 705 BENEFITS
Resin and reusable packaging manufacturers are expected to satisfy growing trends in consumers' health and wellness expectations, such as embracing transparency for materials utilized within their food packages. WESTON™ 705 provides outstanding polymer protection from thermal degradation, ensuring that every molecule of WESTON™ 705 safeguards the recycled polyethylene resin.
Improved Product Properties
Drop-in Liquid Solution
Handles and Deeds like TNPP
20% Higher Phosphorus Content
Broad Global Food-Contact Approval
FDA and EFSA Approved
Strong Reduction In Plate-out
Tenfold Reduction in Plate-out
Security of Supply
Tripled Capacity to Meet Demand
The SI Group's WESTON™ 705 provides exceptional all-around performance compared to benchmark phosphite antioxidant alternatives. Certified circular polymer companies utilizing polyethylene for food-contact packaging will still be able to meet global market demands, consumer safety, and broad food-contact approval while quickly replacing TNPP with a far superior solution.
WESTON™ 705 nonylphenol-free stabilizer offers several properties that make it a worthwhile candidate in the formulation of recycled polyethylene for food-contact applications. Contact us to speak with our dedicated technical experts about how WESTON™ 705 could be used in your packaging formulation.