NEW FILM PRODUCT GUIDE IS COMING SOON!

Dear customer,

Don’t miss the latest edition of Ampacet’s new Product guide for Film that will be available in the middle of November! In this new version you will find a selection of Ampacet’s Masterbatches designed for various Film applications with a much clearer positioning of the products. This makes it easier for you to preselect the grade that fits better to your requirements. You will also discover the new design of the booklet and some new products that can help you succeed with your upcoming projects.

So don’t hesitate to ask your Regional Sales Representative for a new version of Ampacet’s Product Film guide!

WHITE & KRAFT PAPER LOOK & TOUCH SOLUTIONS FOR PAPER REPLACEMENT

Are you looking for a durable alternative solution to paper? If so, Ampacet has all that you need to succeed with your new project!

Ampacet is pleased to introduce you to PAPERLOOK (1100170-E), KRAFT PAPERLOOK 718 (1800718-E) & KRAFT PAPERLOOK 289paperlook3 (1301289-E) Masterbatches that provide the White & Brown Kraft Paper look and touch to your final product with the benefits of polymeric films making them an ideal solution to paper replacement.

PAPERLOOK or KRAFT PAPERLOOK made products present some important advantages over the wood-pulp paper based ones such as:

  • Low tearability, low permeability and high moisture and grease resistance
  • Possibility for heat‑sealability avoiding the use of glue       paperlook-2

while keeping some paper characteristics like:

  • High stiffness, easy die-cuttability and good dead-fold properties for easy converting (e.g. folding, slitting, forming, …).
  • Hand-writability
  • Matte soft surface finish.                                                           paperlook-1

Ampacet’s PAPERLOOK and KRAFT PAPERLOOK Masterbatches make your synthetic paper film suitable for non-food (e.g. labels, tags, graphic arts, maps, menus,…) as well as for food applications with no impact on the organoleptic performances.
Ampacet’s PAPERLOOK is specially designed for dairy packaging (e.g. butter) and delicatessen wrapping.

Ampacet’s PAPERLOOK and KRAFT PAPERLOOK Masterbatches have been designed to be used in the blown and cast film processes.

For further details on the above product range, please contact your local Ampacet representative or email: marketing.europe@ampacet.com

AMPACET SOLUTIONS FOR ETHYLENE COPOLYMERS (EVA, IONOMERS, …)

Some film applications require the use of specialty ethylene copolymers such as; Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) or ionomer resins to enhance film properties like stickiness, shrinkability, eva2delamination & peelability.

Using such ethylene copolymers in flexible applications can sometimes be challenging in terms of slip, antiblocking as well as antistatic performances when adding conventional polyethylene-based Masterbatches, as their mode of action is influenced by the polarity of these resins or their properties, like stickiness.                                                        eva-1

Ampacet develop and commercialize specific Masterbatches designed for optimized performances in EVA and ionomers resins:

Polymer Type Antiblocking Masterbatch Slip Masterbatch Antistatic Masterbatch
EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) 102942 10780 HDSTAT (104355-E)
Ionomer 1000161-E 1000024-E HDSTAT (104355-E)

To color films made of EVA and ionomers, Ampacet recommends  using Ampacet’s universal White 11200 Masterbatch and Black 1900132-E Masterbatch.

For further details on the above product range, please contact your local Ampacet representative or email: marketing.europe@ampacet.com

AMPACET’S GENERAL PURPOSE WEATHERABLE WHITE MASTERBATCH FOR EXTENDED OUTDOOR USE

Ampacet is proud of its wide range of weatherable White Masterbatches. In this newsletter we would like to introduce you to our White Masterbatch 1100495-E.                        white-3

White 1100495-E is a 70% outdoor TiO2 loaded Masterbatch designed for extended use in outdoor applications. Ampacet prescribes to use White 1100495-E for General Purpose industrial packaging, consumer goods packaging, agricultural and infrastructural applications. white-2

The main benefits of White 1100495-E are:

  • highly loaded White product
  • good dispersion rate
  • easy to incorporate
  • extended outdoor use
  • covers a broad spectrum of general purpose outdoor applications

It is recommended to use White 1100495-E in combination with white-1UV stabilizing Masterbatch solutions to provide an extended shelf-life to white films requiring a good resistance to UV light exposure.

For further details on Ampacet’s White 1100495-E or the complete range of Weatherable White Masterbatches, please contact your local Ampacet representative or email: marketing.europe@ampacet.com

SUSTAINABLE BLACK MASTERBATCH AS ECO FRIENDLY SOLUTION

The European Commission adopted an ambitious Circular Economy Package that includes revised legislative proposals on waste to stimulate Europe’s transition towards a circular economy. This will boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth recoblackand generate new jobs. The revised legislative proposals on waste set clear targets for reduction of waste and establish an ambitious and credible long-term path for waste management and recycling.
Europe entered into the transition from a linear to a circular economy. Instead of extracting raw materials, using them once and throwing them away, the new vision is for a different economic model. In a circular economy, re-use, repair and recycling become the norm, and waste is a thing of the past. The priority objective is to turn the EU into a resource-efficient, green and competitive low-carbon economy.

Ampacet assumes its responsibility and attaches a lot of importance to its sustainable development program and works constantly on new innovative and “green” solutions.

Today Ampacet is pleased to launch its sustainable Black Masterbatch REC-O-BLACK 216 made from 95+% RECycled and RECOvered post-consumer feedstocks, more precisely from recycled polyethylene carrier resin and carbon black pigment recovered from post-consumer recycling of rubber products like tyres.

REC-O-BLACK 216 is a cost effective Masterbatch with very good opacity that answers to the requirements of the EU regarding circular economy. In addition to the above-mentioned benefits REC-O-BLACK 216 significantly reduces  the use of fossil fuel derived prime raw materials, enhances end-products sustainability, consequently reduces  carbon foot-print and supports company’s environmental targets.

REC-O-BLACK 216 Masterbatch is designed for rigid and flexible applications. In Films, it is suitable for general purpose industrial and consumer goods packaging & flexible infrastructure applications.

REC-O-BLACK 216 Masterbatch can be used in combination with odor scavenger Masterbatch 1000258-E in order to optimize the use of Post-Consumer recycled resins in your end-articles.

For further details on the above product range, please contact your local Ampacet representative or email: marketing.europe@ampacet.com

AMPACET CELEBRATES 30 YEARS IN EUROPE!

Since 1986, Ampacet decided to start investing outside of the US and this year celebrates 30 years of presence within Europe with the first investment being our production site in Messancy, Belgium. The official Celebration took place on the 17th September, 2016 at our production site.

The day began with a VIP tour for our customers, suppliers and tworsz_130_ans Belgium politicians, notably: Mr Kirsch, the Mayor of Messancy (Belgium) and Mrs Biordi, the Mayor of Aubange (Belgium) who honored our event by their presence. We also welcomed some attendees from institutions such as IDELUX from the Walloon region and some people from our local Charities that Ampacet has been supporting over the years.

The afternoon was dedicated to a family day for our employees. A real Fun Fair was put in place in the parking area where children could enjoy all of the attractions: Clowns, Balloon sculptors and a magician who entertained the children during the day.

The adults appreciated the “Camera Van Photo Booth” that was on site and various games where the guests were able to win gifts engraved with the logo “30 Years of Ampacet”.

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All of the attendees made the most of a factory tour in a different but very special way going into our plant with a mini train which delighted the young and the old. After the plant tour, the families continued with a tour of our laboratory where visitors could discover how our Masterbatches are produced and some of the technical aspects of our trade.30-ans-3

Our food lovers could also enjoy a large variety of foods such as: French Fries, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Belgium Waffles, Pancakes, Popcorn or Cotton Candy.

More than 750 people attended this important Ampacet celebration and of course safety was one of our main priorities during the day. For this, we were able to count on the cooperation of the police, our guards on site and the Red Cross.

It was a great celebration for all and a day that we won’t forget, but most importantly:

Happy 30th Birthday Ampacet Europe!