DuPont launches new family of products for use in food contact applications

10-Sep-10
DuPont Performance Polymers is launching a new family of products, designated "FG" (Food grade) that meet demanding requirements for use in food contact applications. The materials being introduced make the DuPont offering one of the broadest portfolios of engineering plastics and thermoplastic elastomers for food contact applications. These products utilize the company's expertise and long experience in polymer science, quality, safety and regulatory compliance for the global food products market. The DuPont Performance Polymers food grade product offering provides compliance with several regional regulations including U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration), European Food Contact n° 2002/72/EC and GMP (EC) n° 2023/2006 compliance. All FG products are available globally to allow customers to have the flexibility to design and manufacture in multiple regions. The DuPont FG portfolio consists of numerous products including DuPont Hytrel TPC-ET, Delrin POM, Zytel HTN (High-Performance Polyamide), Crastin PBT, Zytel 6, 6/6 and 6/12 Nylon (Polyamide), Rynite PET and Sorona EP PTT. DuPont Performance Polymers supports customers with assistance in material selection, tool design and molding optimization. Additional specialty food grade products are being developed from its broad portfolio of performance polymers including its renewably sourced offerings as additional customer needs become evident. Our FG initiative brings to manufacturers the benefits of DuPont expertise in science, technology, quality, safety in manufacturing and regulatory compliance," said Bill Hassink, global segment leader, Food Grades -- DuPont Performance Polymers. "We have a broad product portfolio that can meet a wide range of application needs, global manufacturing and supply strength, and long experience in delivering expert assistance to molders," he added.
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