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Archroma offers new food compliant colorant solutions

Published by
Simon Matthis - 09 Jun 2015

Archroma has extended its Cartasol range by adding four new food contact approved dyes with no added Diethanolamine (DEA) and Triethanolamine (TEA and also called TAN).

Following an active Archroma research program, new food compliant grades were developed in order to comply with European regulations which have recently come into force, setting extremely low limitations for DEA and TEA contents in paper and board intended for food contact applications.

DEA and TEA have been used 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. Potentially these dyes could be no longer considered suitable for food contact applications such as deep dyed napkins.