Ampacet, a global masterbatch leader, has introduced a metal detectable masterbatch for
plastic, 1000818-E, that aids in detection of plastic contaminants, resulting in enhanced food
safety and minimizing food recalls for plastic contamination.

Ampacet’s metal detectable plastic masterbatch, 1000818-E, when added to plastic parts,
enables detection of plastic contamination using conventional metal detectors already installed
on food processing lines. Benefits include the ability to use plastic tools and equipment while
minimizing the risk of contamination and eliminating the need to invest in additional detection
equipment. Plastics detection using Ampacet’s 1000818-E masterbatch was comparable to
metal detection, using a 10% addition rate in 50 µm polyethylene blown films.

Ampacet’s 1000818-E is recommended for a wide range of plastic tools used in the food
industry to package raw materials and finished products, such as crates, housings, trays, lids,
flexible packaging film, clips and ties, as well as food processing tools, equipment or workers’
protective gear.

Plastic products and tools used in food processing represent a potential risk of food
contamination in case of breakage or leakage of small plastic fragments into raw materials or
finished products. This food contamination could lead to risks and issues with consumers,
retailers and brands, with costly product recalls. While metal contamination is under control in
the food industry through the installation of metal detectors, it is not the case with plastic
contamination detection.

Ampacet’s metal detectable plastic masterbatch 1000818-E, suitable to achieve various
shades when used in combination with color masterbatches, including anthracite black, dark
blue, medium blue and grey, is approved for food contact applications in Europe with Specific
Migration Limits (SML) and complies with US FDA regulations.

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