Addivant™ Receives Formal Approval from the FDA for Use of Its Nonylphenol-Free Antioxidant WESTON® 705 in Infant Food and Breast Milk Plastic Packaging

Addivant™, the world leading supplier of liquid phosphite antioxidants for plastics, announced today that its nonylphenol-free stabilizer, WESTON® 705, has received formal approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in infant formula and human milk plastic packaging.

It covers the use of WESTON® 705 at levels up to 2000 ppm in multiple types of polymers for repeat use articles intended for infant formula and breast milk, as well as in polymers intended for use with powdered infant formula.

“FDA has tightened even further its scrutiny on infant formulation using the most stringent screening procedures for this application,” said John Steitz, Addivant’s CEO. “WESTON® 705 has been developed to surpass global regulatory standards providing a complete profile of its Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS), allowing food packaging companies to stay ahead of the industry curve. This approval from the FDA for use in infant formula and human milk plastic applications confirms the unique benefits of this new generation of antioxidants in the most sensitive applications.”

Already approved for use in more than 180 countries for food contact packaging, WESTON® 705 is the only nonylphenol-free liquid phosphite antioxidant alternative with food contact approvals in the US, Canada, Europe and China. This enables resin producers and packaging manufacturers to employ a single, global solution for Consumer Packaged Goods customers looking to stay ahead of the regulatory curve. The result of more than seven years of research and investment, WESTON®705 is the most thoroughly tested new plastic antioxidant on the market today.