Additive with Superior Anti-Slip Properties
AntiSkid from Ampacet Corporation, headquartered in Tarrytown, NY/USA, features innovative new additive technology for flexible packaging applications that require a non-slip surface, whether for optimum functionality or for visual and tactile appeal.
“We developed AntiSkid in response to consumer requests for an additive with superior anti-slip properties. It’s extremely useful in applications in which surface texture provides added functionality,” says Doug Brownfield, Ampacet Strategic Business and Marketing Manager. AntiSkid, available in a variety of particle sizes, contains proprietary organic anti-skid ingredients. AntiSkid is available in particle sizes similar to medium (100 grit) and coarse (40 grit) sandpaper. Particle concentrations can be adjusted higher or lower, depending on anti-slip application needs. AntiSkid can be used in 2 mil or greater multi-layer films, and is suitable for blown and cast film and sheet extrusion processes under normal conditions.
In addition to its anti-slip advantages, AntiSkid performs well during the extrusion process and can easily be combined with other functional and special effects additives to achieve a wide range of desired visual effects. It offers unique textural and tactile appeal and translucency in flexible packaging, and a variety of dramatic looks are achievable − from antique plate glass to moisture droplets, according to the manufacturer.
Suggested applications include adhesive labels, anti-slip tapes, double-sided tapes, heavy-duty sacks, extruded parts, flooring and decking, roofing membranes and tire wrap embossed film alternative. AntiSkid is FDA approved, and can be extruded into the film structure for applications such as standup food pouches that can be reverse printed for enhanced visual and tactile appeal for added shelf impact. It also eliminates the need to overprint a non-slip treatment.
Ampacet Europe S.A.
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