Ampacet Blue Edge 226 for use in recycled polyethylene (rPE)

Ampacet Blue Edge 226 for…

Ampacet, a global masterbatch leader, has introduced Blue Edge 226, a masterbatch that has been specially formulated to enhance the appearance and performance of post-consumer resins. Developed for use in recycled polyethylene (rPE), Ampacet Blue Edge 226 improves the aesthetics of packaging made of post-consumer recycled plastics. It increases film brightness by imparting a lighter bluish tone, for a clearer, fresher look with increased consumer appeal.  

As an added benefit, Ampacet’s Blue Edge 226 reduces the risk of additional gel formation during processing of rPE and minimizes visible defects. 

Ampacet Blue Edge 226 enables use of commercially available recycled polyethylene without a detrimental impact on the aesthetics of end-use applications, demonstrating a positive impact on sustainability and a resulting boost to the circular economy.

Recent European Union proposals aim to boost recycling rates to advance Europe’s circular economy. More and more products are made out of recycled materials, with retailers and manufacturers showing increased interest in post-consumer resins because of significant cost savings, carbon footprint reductions and the “greener” brand image that attracts customers.  For more information on Blue Edge 226 (1604226-EQ), email

About Ampacet With 25 manufacturing sites located in 18 countries, Ampacet Corporation is a global masterbatch leader offering the broadest range of custom color, special effect, black, white and specialty additive masterbatches for flexible and rigid extrusion processes and applications. The company is committed to achieving sustained growth and profitability by designing innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions to enhance plastics’ visual appeal, functionality and performance beyond limits. 

Headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., Ampacet Corporation employs more than 2,000 people worldwide and operates technical and color development centers and manufacturing sites throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit