Corbion (Lenexa, KS) has been awarded halal and kosher certification for variants of its Pationic polymer additives product line. Part of an extensive range, Corbion’s Pationic products are used as antistats, lubricants, acid/catalyst neutralizers, dispersants, mold release agents, processing aids and antifogging agents They improve the processability of polymers and final product performance in the polypropylene, polyethylene, PVC and engineering thermoplastics industries.
“Halal is one of the fastest growing consumer segments in the world—expanding beyond food to include pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and packaging,” says Mick Potenza, Corbion sales manager. “Meanwhile, for some export countries such as Indonesia and the Middle East, halal certification is a must. Now, with halal certification of individual products within our Pationic range, we can provide our customers with a solution to develop complete halal products, right down to the raw materials used to create the packaging.”
Granted by the Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), the halal certification is recognized globally, meaning Corbion’s customers can meet consumer demand for halal products and packaging anywhere.
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“The increased industrialization of food production has boosted demand for kosher certification in recent years,” says Potenza. “In fact, kosher was the most popular claim to be featured on food packaging in the U.S. in 2015—a trend which appears to be growing globally. However, until recently, little attention has been paid to kosher status of packaging materials. Today, we’re seeing increasing demand from organizations for packaging to be kosher, alongside the foods within them.”
Widely requested across the food industry, food companies not only want their ingredients to be kosher, but the packaging, too. Certified by the global association, Orthodox Union (OU/Circle U), Corbion’s Pationic portfolio is authorized as kosher pareve around the world, allowing food manufacturers to ensure the entire product is completely kosher.
Based on glycerol ester, lactate and stearoyl lactylate chemistries, Corbion’s Pationic portfolio of products provides manufacturers with high-performance, safe, and now certified, biobased solutions that meet specific customer needs globally.