What is BHT and how does it affect plastic consumable products?

BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) is a phenolic compound that is often added to foods to preserve fats. It is also an antioxidant additive used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, jet fuels, rubber, petroleum products, electrical transformer oil, and embalming fluid.

There has become an increasing demand for BHT free plastic products due to the suspicion of being a carcinogen.

Responding to growing customer demand for BHT-free materials, polypropylene and polyethylene makers are actively seeking new antioxidants to stabilize their resins. And, in turn, additive suppliers are helping provide those alternatives.

Camlab provide a wide range of plastic consumable products manufactured in the UK with low carbon footprint.

For more information or further technical advise about Camlab’s Plastic Products please visit our website or call our Techincal Support Team on 01954 233125.