Addivant, the world’s leading supplier of liquid phosphite antioxidants for plastics, announced that its nonylphenol-free stabilizer, WESTON 705, has received a letter of no objection from the Bureau of Chemical Safety within Health Canada’s Food Directorate allowing the material to be used in a broad range of food-contact applications.

This latest authorization expends further WESTON 705’s usability in food-contact materials and is based on its recent U.S. FDA approval. It covers the use of WESTON 705 at levels up to 2000 ppm in linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in contact with all types of food at temperatures up to 121 deg. C. These conditions cover the vast majority of packaging applications and allow for a ubiquitous and flexible usage of WESTON 705 in food-contact packaging.

“We are very pleased by yet another validation of WESTON®705’s safety profile,” said John Steitz, Addivant’s President and CEO. “Our breakthrough solution has been developed with some of the largest polymer manufacturers in the world. Providing the market with an alternative to nonylphenol-containing antioxidants that also improves performance and efficiency at every step in the value chain are real competitive advantages for Addivant and delivers significant peace of mind for our customers in the packaged goods and packaging materials segments.”

WESTON 705 has already been approved in more than 50 countries for food-contact packaging and becomes 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 customers looking to stay ahead of the regulatory curve. WESTON 705 is the result of more than seven years of research and investment and the most thoroughly tested new plastic antioxidant on the market today.