From food ingredient to polymer additive

From food ingredient to polymer additive

A world of applications

Since inventing the emulsifier in 1917, Palsgaard has continued to develop and explore the use of these plant-based additives across multiple applications, ranging from food to cosmetics and polymer additives, helping producers to deliver quality products that meet stringent demands from regulatory bodies, customers and consumers.    

Polymer additives that are safe enough to eat

Three trends dominate the polymer business today: Food safety, sustainability and product optimisations. While simple in the eyes of consumers, a lot of thought goes into formulating, producing and handling plastic products - all with the three trends in mind.

  • Beneficial to both producers and customers, Palsgaard addresses the concern over harmful substances coming into contact with their food as all of our polymer additives are essentially food ingredients. 
  • The polymer industry also needs sustainable alternatives to petrochemical-based products that do not compromise the quality and functionality of the end products. Based solely on vegetable oils and produced in CO2-neutral factories, Palsgaard offers the most sustainable additives on the market.
  • Whether you are looking to produce thin walled packaging, laminate films or simply find a better alternative to your current additive, Palsgaard helps you push the boundaries as our additives match or surpass the performance of conventional additives.  


We have the answer: Einar® from Palsgaard

Palsgaard’s Einar® series of functional additives for masterbatches and polymer applications are based on food-grade vegetable oils such as sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and RSPO-certified palm oils and are produced in CO2-neutral factories.

With Einar®, you can market your packaging solutions and masterbatches with a sustainable profile while retaining the efficiency and attractive appearance of your products.

Einar® – a name with a legacy

Einar® was chosen as the brand name for our polymer additives as a tribute to Einar Viggo Schou, who founded Palsgaard in 1919. From the beginning, Einar Viggo Schou laid down a set of social and corporate values we continue to follow at Palsgaard today. In naming our polymer product range after him, we invoke his legacy of innovation, dedication and responsibility towards the world around us.

Dedicated R&D and application lab

With production in Denmark, the Netherlands and Malaysia, Palsgaard covers most of the globe – and at our dedicated polymer application lab in Denmark our scientific staff and product specialists are always ready to assist you in developing and testing new polymer applications.