EcoLogic's Eco-One additives for enhancing biodegradation of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) have been found to be compliant to Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) Resolution RDC N.17 of March 17, 2008 for use in food contact applications in Brazil.
Brazil, "resolutions" for food packaging materials (according to the type of packaging material) have been published by the ANVISA, which is linked to the Ministry of Health. For plastic materials, the ANVISA Positive List of Additives was updated by Resolution RDC N. 17 of March 17, 2008. "The non-polymeric part of Eco-One is made up of organic materials, hence we were confident that our PE and PP grades would be found compliant," said Duane Buelow, Executive Vice President of Technology for EcoLogic. "We fully expect future Eco-One grades to be added to the ANVISA positive list. "Gaining ANVISA approval in Brazil is comparable to FDA approval in the US," said Tamas Vero of TIV Plasticos, EcoLogic's distributor in Brazil. "This exciting news paves the way for Eco-One to be used in a wide variety of common food packaging applications (in Brazil)."