Addivant™ Earns Extended Food Contact Approval From China’s NHFPC for WESTON® 705 Nonylphenol-Free Antioxidant

DANBURY, Conn., Nov. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Addivant™, the world’s leading supplier of liquid phosphite antioxidants for plastics, announced today that China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) has expanded the usage limit for its nonylphenol-free stabilizer, WESTON® 705, in polyethylene from 1500ppm to 2000ppm.

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“This increase confirms the safety profile of WESTON® 705 and comes at an opportune time,” said John Steitz, Addivant’s CEO. “China has just started to enforce its new food-contact law, GB9685-2016, which puts a 10ppb migration limit on nonylphenol in food-contact materials. With this extension, resin manufacturers can further increase the use of WESTON® 705, allowing them to stabilize polyethylene for the most demanding process conditions while avoiding gel formation and additive blooming in flexible film.”

Already approved for use in more than 180 countries for food-contact packaging, WESTON® 705 is the only nonylphenol-free liquid phosphite antioxidant alternative with food-contact approvals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China. This enables resin producers and packaging manufacturers to employ a single, global solution for Consumer Packaged Goods for customers looking to stay ahead of the regulatory curve. The result of more than seven years of research and investment, WESTON® 705 is the most thoroughly tested new plastic antioxidant on the market today.

Addivant™ is dedicated to Responsible Care®, the chemical industry’s initiative to protect the environment; while ensuring the safety and security of our operations; and safeguarding the health and safety of our employees and neighboring communities. The goal is to make continuous progress toward the vision of no accidents, injuries or harm to the environment. As active and responsible members of the communities, Addivant™ is committed to open communication with our employees and neighbors. The company monitors the safe production, transportation, and use of its products. Employees are comprehensively trained to do their jobs safely.  We care about the future — for all of us. To learn more about WESTON® 705, visit https://www.weston705.com/

Company Contacts:
Americas: Beverly Kindermann: +1 203 702 6182
Europe: David DeCorte: +32 479 456 386
Asia Pacific: Bill Xu: +86 21 6032 6822

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