ARCHROMA OFFERS NEW FOOD-COMPLIANT, BRIGHT YELLOW DYE TO KEEP IN STEP WITH CHANGING EU REGULATIONS
Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, has extended its Cartasol range by introducing a new, improved bright yellow dye called Cartasol® Yellow 6GFC liq. that has no added diethanolamine (DEA) or triethanolamine (TEA, and also called TAN).
Research yields Cartasol Yellow 6GFC liq. formulation that is butyldiglycol free
Innovative dye chemistry has no added diethanolamine or triethanolamine
Latest product extends Archroma’s offerings that meet tightened EU food contact regulations, particularly important for packaging and tissue makers
Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, has extended its Cartasol range by introducing a new, improved bright yellow dye called Cartasol Yellow 6GFC liq. that has no added diethanolamine (DEA) or triethanolamine (TEA, and also called TAN).
New European regulations have come into force that greatly lower the limits for DEA and TEA contents in paper and board intended for food-contact applications. Dye makers have used those auxiliaries in the past to help maintain storage stability and prevent deposits forming over time. However, these amines are under scrutiny as they are potentially mutagenic, meaning they may lose their ISEGA certificates, and no longer be considered suitable for food-contact applications.” (Germany’s ISEGA GmbH provides independent testing and certification for food-contact and other materials.)
Archroma’s new, food-compliant yellow formulation is butyldiglycol free, and will completely replace its existing Cartasol Yellow 6GFN liquid product by the end of this calendar year.
In 2015 the company began introducing a new palette of food contact grades that will help tissue paper makers create the exciting colors that the consumers desire. Since then it has rolled out the following new grades in the range:
Cartasol Blue GDFC liq
Cartasol Yellow 2GFC liq
Cartasol Red 7BFC liq
Cartasol Blue 3RFC liq
“At the time,” Simon Boyd, Archroma’s Head of Global Product Management, Colorants, Packaging & Paper Specialties Business, says: “We were already able to cover most color needs for food-contact applications with our existing dyes. Now by developing additional ones to extend our range we can fully meet our customers’ requirements.”