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Beyond paper: PFAS linked to common plastic packaging used for food, cosmetics, and much more

Since EPA released its investigation, we have learned the disturbing fact that the fluorination of plastic is commonly used to treat hundreds of millions of polyethylene and polypropylene containers each year ranging from packaged food and consumer products that individuals buy to larger containers used by retailers such as restaurants to even larger drums used by manufacturers to store and transport fluids. More:

Beyond paper: PFAS linked to common plastic packaging used for food, cosmetics, and much more  –  Environmental Defense Fund
Beyond paper, part 2: PFAS intentionally used to make plastic food packaging  –  Environmental Defense Fund

PFAS generation through Polyethylene Fluorination

Overview on fluorination of HDPE container – Plastic fluorination process  –  packagingguruji
Perfluorinated Carboxylic Acids in Directly Fluorinated High-Density Polyethylene Material (Research abstract)

PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Pesticide Packaging  –  US EPA
EPA Takes Action to Investigate PFAS Contamination  –  US EPA
Rinses from Selected Fluorinated and Non-Fluorinated HDPE Containers  –  US EPA

Alternatives to Polyethylene Fluorination

What is an EVOH Barrier?  –  Gantrade
New Kortrax Barrier Resin Uses Quoral Platform That Improve Oxygen Transfer Rate of HDPE Containers  –  ThomasSince EPA released its investigation, we have learned the disturbing fact that the fluorination of plastic is commonly used to treat hundreds of millions of polyethylene and polypropylene containers each year ranging from packaged food and consumer products that individuals buy to larger containers used by retailers such as restaurants to even larger drums used by manufacturers to store and transport fluids. More:

Beyond paper: PFAS linked to common plastic packaging used for food, cosmetics, and much more  –  Environmental Defense Fund
Beyond paper, part 2: PFAS intentionally used to make plastic food packaging  –  Environmental Defense Fund

PFAS generation through Polyethylene Fluorination

Overview on fluorination of HDPE container – Plastic fluorination process  –  packagingguruji
Perfluorinated Carboxylic Acids in Directly Fluorinated High-Density Polyethylene Material (Research abstract)

PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Pesticide Packaging  –  US EPA
EPA Takes Action to Investigate PFAS Contamination  –  US EPA
Rinses from Selected Fluorinated and Non-Fluorinated HDPE Containers  –  US EPA

Alternatives to Polyethylene Fluorination

What is an EVOH Barrier?  –  Gantrade
New Kortrax Barrier Resin Uses Quoral Platform That Improve Oxygen Transfer Rate of HDPE Containers  –  Thomas
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