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Biodegradable solutions for packaging of liquid dairy products


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FDA grants food contact approval to Arkema’s Rilsan Clear G850 Rnew polyamide  

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized Rilsan Clear G850 Rnew polyamide for use in repeat use food contact articles under its food contact notification process (FCN).

This brand-new FDA approval, defined in FCN# 1740, expands the scope of applications for Rilsan Clear G850 Rnew, which had previously been certified by NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) and EFSA (European Food Safety Authority).
Rilsan Clear G850 Rnew polyamide is more transparent than glass, lighter and more flexible than polycarbonate, and completely bisphenol-A (BPA) and bisphenol-S (BPS) free, which make it an outstanding material for applications where consumer health and rigorous food safety are required.

The material offers excellent chemical resistance and retention of performance even under demanding conditions. It is easily processed by injection molding, offering the possibility of appealing thin and complex designs, while retaining high manufacturing productivity, says the company. The material’s lightness, haptic and pleasant touch, contribute to the ergonomics of the equipment and consumer comfort.

For several years now, it has already been used in applications such as optics, electronics and industrial equipment (filter casing for example). Now, it can also be selected by consumer equipment manufacturers for applications such as boilers, coffee machines, mixers, multicookers, and food steamers, in addition to related components like tubing and gaskets.

All Rilsan Clear Rnew grades are partially bio-based, and therefore contribute to achieving a smaller carbon footprint. They are derived from natural, renewable resources (castor oil) which do not grow at the expense of food crops.


» Publication Date: 01/06/2017

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, technological development and demonstration (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [606350].

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