Under the authority of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken action to protect the environment and the public from the release of harmful chemicals (PFAS/PFOA) that are created in the production of fluorinated HDPE containers.
CKS Packaging offers a Safe/Sustainable alternative to the fluorination process with Kortrax® BR. This proprietary and unique (PFAS/PFOA-free) barrier resin additive is blended with the base polymer (HDPE, LDPE and PP) to create an effective permeation barrier against VOC’s, as well as water vapor/O2 transfer. Unlike fluorination, this is not a post manufacturing treatment, and therefore eliminates additional transportation and handling. It has been formally recognized by the APR as fully recyclable in the stream.
Kortrax® BR is an effective barrier additive for PE or PP, but not a surface treatment. It offers both sustainability and operating improvements, including:
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