Can we create food filters that are safe for us and the planet? 

WE LOVE:

  • Freshly made healthy food
  • Durable articles that can be reused more often…
  • … or disposable items that will easily decompose

BUT DID YOU KNOW:

  • The binders used to make food filtration materials stronger often contain and release formaldehyde during their use
  • Standard binders are usually made from petrol-based raw materials, which are not compostable

The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, Efficient, Enhanced. It’s our nature.

1. SAFE – IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT
A solid core: Our deeply rooted goal to protect people and our planet.
Safe to use, safe to release and also safe to wear.

2. EFFICIENT – IT’S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING
Innovating application processes that minimize resources and maximize productivity, both in our and our customers’ manufacturing as well as by setting ourselves ambitious sustainability goals.

3. ENHANCED – IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE
Innovation is critical. With it, we create additional effects, functionalities and aesthetics and sustainable differentiation to bring additional value, helping consumers to achieve their goals, for a life enhanced.

NATURE BOUND/ A compostable binder system for food filtration materials that protect you and the planet

Appretan® NTR6553 liq

Partially bio-based polymer dispersions

  • Compostable binders** with 30-40% bio content
  • Formaldehyde, biocide and APEO free*
  • Food contact compliant
  • GOTS 6.0 and Oekotex Standard 100 compliant
  • Biodegradability >80% (OECD Test 302B)
  • Excellent dry and wet tensile strength, higher crosslinking possible
  • Improved water resistance
  • Easy handle adjustment by blending of both elements

NEW! Appretan® NTR6304 liq

  • Soft handfeel

Appretan® NTR6553 liq

  • Semi-hard handfeel

Cartabond® TSI-NG liq

Crosslinker

  • Efficient dry/wet surface strength improver
  • Food contact compliant
  • Formaldehyde, borate and APEO free*
  • Low temperature curing possible
  • No additional catalyst needed

*Below limits of detection according to industry standard test methods. Not intentionally added

**According EN13432:2000-12 (composting time in 12 weeks)

Antimussol® 4752 liq
Defoamer

  • Efficient foam control agent
  • Food contact compliant
  • Silicone free

“SAFE”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the NATURE BOUND system

  • Free* of formaldehyde, APEO and heavy metal contaminants
  • Compliant with REACH
  • Food contact compliant system solution covering function and coloration (BfR XXXVI)
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for workers & end consumers
  • Formaldehyde Free
  • Apeo free
  • HEAVY METAL FREE
  • REACH REGISTERED
  • bluesign® APPROVED
  • BfR XXXVI/1 compliant

“ENHANCED”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE / with the NATURE BOUND system

  • Improved dry and wet tensile strength
  • Excellent water resistance and absorption properties
  • Improved durability in combination with crosslinking agents
  • Handfeel customization by blending of our core components
  • Embracing sustainable production by enhanced compostability or recyclability
  • DRY STRENGTH
  • Wet strength
  • Boiling water resistance
  • Touch/Soft
  • Touch/Stiff
  • Durability / Stay new
  • Premium Quality
  • NATURE BASED
  • COMPOSTABLE
  • PLANET CONSCIOUS
  • HEALTH CONSCIOUS

NATURE BOUND / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner who applies international safety standards
  • Food contact compliant system solution covering function and coloration (BfR XXXVI)
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for workers & end consumers
  • Improved dry and wet tensile strength
  • Excellent water resistance (including hot water) and absorption properties
  • Improved durability in combination with crosslinking agents
  • Hand feel customization by blending of our core components
  • Embracing sustainable production by enhanced compostability or recyclability

The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World / Safe + Enhanced = The Enhanced Collection

1. SAFE – IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT
A solid core: Our deeply rooted goal to protect people and our planet.
Safe to use, safe to release and also safe to wear.

3. ENHANCED – IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE

Innovation is critical. With it, we create additional effects, functionalities and aesthetics and sustainable differentiation give additional value, helping consumers to achieve their goals, for a life enhanced.

Discover more information in our Nature bound flyer

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