Kortrax®: Safe Packaging Alternative to Fluorination

Fluorination of plastic packaging provides the precursors of PFAS, PFOS. On July 23, 2020, the NYS Legislature consequently banned the use of PFAS in food packaging (https://www.foodpackagingforum.org/news/state-of-new-york-set-to-ban-pfas-in-food-packaging). Kortrax® contains no health-damaging PFAS, PFOS. PFAS, PFOS compounds, precursors of fluorination, are used for water, oil, and stain repellency, heat resistance, and chemical permeation reduction in packaging, […]

How Are PFAS Harmful To Our Health?

What is PFAS? Polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) are highly fluorinated chemicals, prized by manufacturers for their grease- and water-proofing properties, and the chemical industry is constantly searching for new applications. While convenient in the kitchen, PFAS exposure to humans causes liver cancer and kidney cancer, decreased fertility, increase incidents of thyroid problems, and decrease the immune […]

CKS Packaging Establishes Relationship With Barrier Plastics And BP Polymers.

CKS Packaging establishes relationship with Barrier Plastics and BP Polymers to offer Baritainer® Technology in Rigid Packaging Markets CKS Packaging, in partnership with Barrier Plastics (BPI) and BP Polymers (BPP), will become a primary North American manufacturer of high density polyethylene (HDPE) rigid plastic containers utilizing BPP’s Quoral® Barrier Resin technology. These bottles will be […]

Report examines use-phase GHGs for aluminum vs. glass, plastic | Greener Package

According to a new study conducted for the Aluminum Association by ICF International, the combined greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the transportation and refrigeration of beverages in aluminum cans are lower than those associated with that of beverages in glass or plastic bottles under the same conditions. www.greenerpackage.com/cans/report_examines_use-phase_ghgs_aluminum_vs_glass_plastic#.Wd0sZIYNiig.mailto

Update on Perfluorinated Grease-proofing Agents

Perfluorinated grease-proofing agents are coatings on paper wrappers and containers that come into contact with food, such as fast-food wrappers, microwave popcorn bags, and pet food bags. These coatings prevent oil and grease from foods from leaking through the packaging. Perfluorinated grease-proofing agents in various forms have been used on food contact surfaces since the […]

Kortrax® BARRIER RESIN (BR)

+ Kortrax® BR is BP Polymer’s unique and proprietary barrier resin additive for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that utilizes laminate technology thereby creating ‘Baritainers®. + Kortrax® BR is based on engineered grades of Polyamide (PA) 6. + Customized and proprietary manufacturing processing techniques are necessary to ensure optimal barrier performance in BPI’s Baritainers®. + The result is a […]