Archroma Leucophor AFCN is FDA-approved for food-contact papers

Reinach, Switzerland-based Archroma has introduced an optical brightening agent (OBA) speciallydesigned for food packaging and paper, Leucophor®AFCN liq. Archroma notes some of LeucophorAFCN liq’s advantages:

• It is approved for use in food-contact paper andpaperboard under FDA Food Contact Notification1921 which became effective on 9 November 2018.

• It is suited for stock application and for use incoating formulations that contain polyvinyl alcohol(PVOH), carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) or caseinas a secondary binder.

• It is a disulphonated OBA, with a characteristically high substantivity in the wet-end deliveringpapermaking cost savings through the ability tomake more rapid grade changes.


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