About Daikin America

Daikin America: Paper, Package & Film

Daikin’s Unidyne line of fluororepellents provides critical barrier properties in many retail and industrial paper, packaging, and film applications. Unidyne products deliver high performance resistance to oils, grease, and water. They also improve the overall life cycle of the packaging through increasing the recyclability of those materials versus other barrier materials.

Barrier performance

Unidyne fluororepellents can be added to most common packaging substrates, either through surface or internal application. Because of Unidyne’s unique fluorine-based chemistry, very low addition levels provide excellent barrier performance. Fast food restaurants (quick service restaurants, or QSR) require fluororeplellents for broadly used packaging such as sandwich wraps and French fry sleeves. Daikin’s Unidyne products permit these food wraps to resist penetration of hot oils and other liquids through the package thereby protecting the consumer.

Improved recyclability

By eliminating non-recyclable materials, Unidyne-treated packaging can be recycled without any special considerations regarding separation or handling. Other commonly used barrier materials, such as extruded polyethylene (PE), also provide barrier protection in a variety of packaging applications, but negatively impact the ability to recycle fiber-based packaging products.

Lowest cost with high performance

Since packaging is almost exclusively a ‘throw away’ item, there is always a strong focus on keeping the cost for these applications to the absolute minimum. Unidyne products are the lowest cost-in-use treatment for demanding barrier paper, packaging, and film applications.

Film and Sheet Performance

Only a few hundred parts per million of Daikin PPA added to your base resin can tremendously increase product quality and productivity. These unique additives eliminate melt fracture and allow you to go to higher line speeds. Designed for Polyolefins and other polymers, Daikin PPA can iron out chevron patterns and other optical issues while minimizing die build up. Film and sheet is more uniform with no surface defects.