A news article published on February 25, 2015 on the industry news website Packaging Europe reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a food contact approval for the new additive Cartaguard® KST. The cationic fluoropolymer, manufactured by the Switzerland-based color and specialty chemicals company Archroma, is designed to provide a long-lasting barrier to oil, grease and water. It is now approved by the FDA under Title 21 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 176.170 and can be used in the manufacture of paper and board for food packaging. The additive is also compliant with the recommendations of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) XXXVI (Paper and board for food contact).

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Packaging Europe (February 25, 2015). “Archroma receives FDA food contact approval for additive.