AGC Chemicals Americas' new fluoropolymer helps paper products repel water and grease without processing and performance problems associated with many commonly used paper-sizing chemistries; product FDA-approved for food contact paper applications

EXTON, Pennsylvania , October 15, 2013 (press release) – AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. has added AG-E070 to its line of AsahiGuard E-SERIES fluoropolymers for sizing in paper, paperboard and pulp molding applications. AsahiGuard AG-E070 imparts outstanding oil, grease and water resistance in paper products without the processing and performance problems associated with many commonly used paper-sizing chemistries. It is FDA-approved for food contact paper applications, including fast-food wrappers, bags for microwave popcorn, pet food packaging and pulp-molded products such as clamshells, bowls, sectioned trays and plates.

Based on C6 chemistry, AsahiGuard AG-E070 is a broad-spectrum, water-based cationic fluoropolymer. It demonstrates high application efficiency, which means less product is needed to achieve results. This fluoropolymer is PFOA-free at or above detection limits, has no VOCs and no APEO.

AsahiGuard AG-E070 is suitable for internal and external sizing and does not typically require any additional water size additives. It produces fewer deposits on processing equipment during paper manufacturing, creates very little foam, and will not react with oxidized starch or other coating chemicals. It can be used on recyclable and compostable paper products.

In addition to having FDA approval, AG-E070 is certified by Food Sanitation Law in Japan and BfR in the EU, and it is compliant with JCSCL, TSCA and REACH.

“AsahiGuard AG-E070 delivers the consistent performance and process repeatability that you can’t get with perfluoropolyether-type sizing products,” said Mike Sanchez, AGC Chemicals Americas Technical Service Engineer. “And AGC’s acclaimed technical support is available to help paper makers use these products safely and correctly in virtually any application.”

About AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass Company Ltd., a $15 billion multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products. The company was formed in 2004 through the merging of sister companies Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers USA and AGA Chemicals. Headquartered in Exton, Pa., AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pa. and warehouses located throughout North America.

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