BASF’s new elastollan grades food contact applications

BASF’s new elastollan grades for food contact applications

12:02 PM, 6th November 2015
BASF’s new elastollan grades for food contact applications

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF is expanding its elastollan portfolio (thermoplastic polyurethane-TPU) to include special food contact (FC) grades which are suitable for use in applications involving contact with food.

In the elastollan nomenclature, the new grades will now be identified by the abbreviation “FC.” They will be available from January 2016.

The new elastollan portfolio, which is produced using the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) system of quality assurance, comprises numerous ether and ester-based grades. They can be used in a wide range of injection-moulding and extrusion applications from conveyor belts, films and fabrics through to hoses.

The new elastollan FC grades from BASF comply with both the guidelines of the EU regulations governing food contact applications and the standards of the American FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

By implementing an additional package of measures as part of GMP, BASF ensures consistently high product quality. Key elements of GMP include testing the suitability of systems, carrying out risk analyses to determine risks of contamination, comprehensive documentation of process and quality control data and adhering to defined cleaning cycles, as well as the specified approval of suppliers and raw materials.

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