Phasing out is not enough – the problem with fluorinated chemicals in wildlife

During a time of cultural and political polarization, a class of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, may be one of the few commonalities shared by all Americans. These human-created industrial chemicals are found in the blood of 99 percent of U.S. adults, as well as babies in the womb and children.

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 ( 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 […]