Food Grade Materials acc. EU 10/2011

Food Grade Materials acc. EU 10/2011

Plastic Materials in Compliance with EU Food Regulations Regulation (EU) 10/2011 enables production safety Historically, plastics used in food contact applications in the EU were regulated by the Directive 2002/72/EC. To better monitor food production processes for the future, the European Union replaced and revised this directive in May 2011 with the Regulation (EU) 10/2011. These regulations include much stricter conditions for migration testing and apply to all member states of the European Union.

KETRON®PEEK

KETRON®PEEK

MCAM, the global leader in machinable plastics, is further advancing industry standards by achieving NORSOK M-710 compliance for its Ketron® 1000 PEEK (natural) extruded stock shapes (plates, rods and tubes). Samples machined from the shapes performed successfully when exposed to 10% hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in 100% gas phase, as described in the ISO 23936-2:2011 standard.

The new compliance qualifies not only the resin, but also—mandatory in this qualification process—the process and machinery used by MCAM in its conversion of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) into semi-finished products, offering the highest compliance ranking of the supply chain to the market. This new breakthrough follows last year’s achievement of NORSOK M-710 multiphase compliance for MCAM’s Ketron® 1000 PEEK. It is a major accomplishment as the industry prepares for future ISO 23936-1 standards.