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.
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.