Archroma launches Leucophor® AFCN, a new FDA-approved OBA aimed for food contact, high-whiteness packaging and paper

Reinach, Switzerland, 24 January 2019 – Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the introduction of a new optical brightening agent (OBA) specially designed for food packaging and paper, Leucophor® AFCN liq. The newly launched OBA has been approved for food contact by the US Food and Drug Administration.

 

Urbanization and digitalization are rapidly changing our lifestyle. People around the globe are increasingly purchasing and consuming on the go. A growing part of food containers are made from renewable sources, such as paper and board. It is necessary to ensure that these paper containers are free from substances that would be harmful for the consumer.

Archroma is committed to continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable. We strive to introduce innovations that allow safe, efficient and enhanced manufacturing processes – and end products.

Leucophor® AFCN liq was designed with these guiding principles in mind:

“Complementing our FDA-compliant tetrasulphonated OBAs and shading colorants, Leucophor® AFCN liquid provides our customers with greater flexibility to produce attractive, white, paper-based packaging and containers for food applications. Because it’s our nature!”

 
 

Archroma launches Leucophor® AFCN, a new FDA-approved OBA aimed for food contact, high-whiteness packaging and paper.
(Photo: Leah Kelly)


 
 

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Muriel Werlé
Archroma
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About Archroma

Archroma is a global color and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates with 3,000 employees over 35 countries and with 24 production sites. Its three businesses – Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Packaging & Paper Specialties, and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants – deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets, touching and coloring people’s lives every day, everywhere.

Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet. The company is committed to challenging the status quo in the deep belief that it can make its industry sustainable; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, high service levels and cost-efficiency. Products enhanced, colors enhanced, performance enhanced – “Life enhanced”.

www.archroma.com

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