Speciality chemicals manufacturer Clariant has launched the new Senseaction line of colour masterbatches that can be used to produce caps and closures used on bottled water packaging.
Available in a wide range of colours, the new line is designed to fulfil the necessary demands of bottled water producers and the processors who supply HDPE or polypropylene caps and closures.
Senseaction masterbatches are designed, processed and tested to be free of detectable taste and odour effects.
Clariant Masterbatches packaging global head Alessandro Dulli said: “This portfolio will help brand owners make good-looking caps that reflect positively on their brand, free of undesirable organoleptic influences.”
The new line of masterbatches is made with food-contact compliant raw materials, including pigments and carrier resins that can be used for sensitive organoleptic applications.
Following the completion of the manufacturing process that involves the usage of special equipment and processes, each Senseaction masterbatch lot is tested in water according to DIN 10995 at an independent external laboratory.
Subsequently, some samples are procured and analysed by a group of professional testers to detect adverse organoleptic effects on the products.
Dulli added: “In order to protect the reputation of a branded product, it is critical that the entire value chain works together to eliminate any factor that might create an off-taste or smell.
“With our new Senseaction masterbatches, converters and their brand-owner customers can be certain they will get all the brilliant colour they want in their cap and closures, with none of the unwanted negative organoleptic influences.”