Anti-fog additives for polyethylene (PE) films

Palsgaard's Einar Anti Fog Additives For Polyethylene (PE) Films Are Bio Based And Food Grade

Try the bio-based, food-grade anti-fog solutions for PE films

Key features
  • Highly effective plant-based replacements for anti-fog sorbitan-based amines and amides
  • Internal anti-fog additives for additive masterbatches based on polyethylene
  • Compatible with various polyethylene grades regarding mechanical, optical, and barrier properties
  • FDA and EU approved for food-contact applications
  • Produced in CO2-neutral factories
Key benefits
  • Efficient performance with low loading levels in both
    cold- and hot fog applications
  • Excellent anti-fog performance in LDPE and LLDPE
  • Applicable under cold and hot fog conditions
  • Very efficient anti-fog performance across a very broad range of PE applications
  • Consultancy and technical evaluations available from our applications team

Anti-fog for coextruded and laminated films

Einar® 611 is a specialised, highly efficient anti-fog chemistry. It is ideally suited for demanding applications in coextruded and laminated packaging films where the anti-fog is often added to a very thin section of the entire film.

Einar® 611 provides fast and long term anti-fog performance and has proven to work well in cold fog applications at very low temperatures. It has high extraction resistance in the polymer where it is incorporated and therefore is very good at maintaining its high efficiency through a lamination process. The recommended loading level for most applications is 0.2 - 0.4%.

Anti-fog for hot fog applications

In hot fog applications it can be difficult to achieve a high performance as well as a prolonged effect. Einar® 611 is the ideal solution for PE films in applications such as hot packaged foods where it lowers the surface tension of the surface, causing the water droplets to spread into a transparent film.

Anti-fog for food packaging applications

Einar® 211 is an excellent performer in many conventional food packaging applications where the objective is to obtain a good and reliable performance in either a cold- or hot fog application. Einar® 211 works well in both monolayer and coextruded film and will be a fast acting anti-fog, producing clear and transparent film for an extended period of time.

The recommended loading level of Einar® 211 is 0.3 - 0.6% for most cold fog applications in LDPE or LLDPE film. For hot fog applications the recommended loading level is 0.2 - 0.4%.

Anti-fog for greenhouse films

PE film is a cost-effective way of covering and protecting plants in green house structures. However, due to temperature differences on each side of the film, the high humidity in the green house and the natural surface properties of polyethylene, severe formation of condensate on the film causes reduced light transmission and dripping of water onto the plants which can induce diseases.  

An anti-fog additive for green house applications like Einar® 632 will reduce the surface tension of the PE and cause the droplets to spread into a transparent layer letting the water flow along the film eliminating problems with light transmission and dripping. The long-lasting performance of Einar® 632 makes it ideal for multi-season films.  

Anti-fog additives for polyethylene (PE) films

  • Einar® 611
    DESCRIPTION

    Einar® 611 is a plant-based, food-grade anti-fog additive custom-designed for use in PE. This long-lasting anti-fog additive is the perfect alternative to sorbitan and non-vegetable polyglycerol esters as it is able to match or exceed these whiles being safe enough to eat.   

    This advanced polyglycerol specifically designed for PE applications is recommended for use in sensitive and demanding applications such as food packaging as well as co-extruded and laminated films in both hot and cold fog conditions.   

    KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
    • A polyglycerol ester made from sunflower oil
    • An internal anti-fog additive for additive masterbatches based on PE
    • Prevents dust attraction to plastic articles
    • Keeps food wrap films and other types of packaging transparent during cold storage
    • Helps to avoid fogging from chilled and hot packaged food
    • Available in liquid form
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  • Einar® 211
    DESCRIPTION

    Einar® 211 is a general purpose anti-fog additive well- suited for use in PE in most applications. This high-quality distilled monoglyceride offers good anti-fog performance in various PE grades in both hot and cold fog conditions.    

    KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
    • Contains distilled monoglycerides made from fatty acids and glycerol, based on sunflower oil
    • An internal anti-fog additive for additive masterbatches based on PE
    • Keeps food wrap films and other types of packaging transparent during cold storage
    • Helps to avoid fogging from chilled and hot packaged food
    • Available in paste form

     

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  • Einar® 614
    DESCRIPTION

    Einar® 614 is a general-purpose anti-fog additive based on polyglycerol ester for use in various PE types and applications. Efficient in both hot and cold fog conditions it offers good protection against condensate on the polymer surface ensuring a clear view of the packaged product.  

    KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
    • A polyglycerol ester made from sunflower oil
    • An internal anti-fog additive for additive masterbatches based on PE
    • Prevents dust attraction to plastic articles
    • Keeps food wrap films and other types of packaging transparent during cold storage
    • General purpose cold and hotfog
    • Available in liquid form
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  • Einar® 632
    DESCRIPTION

    Einar® 632 is a custom-made ester blend optimized to be an efficient and long-lasting anti-fog additive in green house films based on polyethylene. Ideal for the demanding conditions it ensures a surface completely free of condensate and eliminates the detrimental side effects of this for several seasons 

    KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
    • Additive blend made from vegetable oil
    • An internal anti-fog additive for additive masterbatches based on PE
    • Anti-fog for multi-season green houses
    • Long-lasting anti-fog effect in PE films
    • Helps to avoid droplet spots and droplet-induced sun burns on plants
    • Available in pellet form
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