PFAS are labeled ‘forever chemicals’ due to the fact they don’t break down over time. Paired with studies showing adverse health effects, there is a growing market movement away from PFAS-based processing aids. How2Recycle announced in December 2021 that packaging containing PFAS will now be assigned the “Not Yet Recycled” How2Recycle label.
Mitsui is proud to offer EverGlide® PA, a PFAS-free processing aid that users find performs well when compared with traditional fluoro-materials. With EverGlide® PA, film producers will achieve excellent melt processability, print adhesion, and a stable COF over a broad temperature range, allowing faster speeds on lines. Mitsui will work with you to fine-tune your additive approach to get the most out of your film production (both on performance and price!) while moving away from traditional PFAS PPAs
Suitable for a variety of different polymers, this material uniquely offers both internal and external process aid benefits. As the world moves away from PFAS-containing plastic, this is an ideal alternative to fluoropolymer-based process aids.
Benefits of EverGlide® PA Process Aids:
Reduced die pressures
Reduced extruder energy draw
Reduced apparent viscosity so process temperatures can be lowered
Balances internal and external process aid properties (some attraction to the die to provide coating of surface, while also allowing easier movement of polymer chains over each other)
Global Food Compliance for food contact applications