Ertacetal C natural, blue 50 and black 90 are available in various shapes as “Food Grades”.
Ertacetal® C ELS
Ertacetal® C ELS is Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials’s copolymer conductive acetal grade. This grade is specifically developed for the use in applications where the characteristics of POM C are required, but with the added benefit of good electrical conductivity, such as in electrical applications and explosion sensitive areas; for ATEX cases, the conductivity shall be <109 Ohm (surface resistivity measurement).
Acetron LSG (POM-C) stock shapes are produced from selected batches of polyacetal copolymer resin. This engineering plastic combines good mechanical strength, stiffness, impact strength, chemical resistance, dimensional stability and friction and wear properties with an excellent machinability. The compositions of the resins used for the production of the Acetron LSG stock shapes comply with the regulations that apply in the Member States of the European Union (Directive 2002/72/EC, as amended) and in the United States of America (FDA) for plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. Acetron LSG stock shapes have also been successfully type tested for their compliance with ISO 10993-1 guideline requirements for Biocompatibility Testing of Materials, and they come with full traceability from resin to stock shape. These features, added to the availability of different colors (natural / black / yellow / red / blue / green / brown) which allow for easy differentiation between similar parts (e.g. different sizes of trial implants), make Acetron LSG stock shapes very suitable for applications in the medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets.
This copolymer acetal grade, containing a metal detectable additive, has been specifically tailored for use in the food processing and packaging industries where it can easily be traced by the conventional metal detection systems installed to detect contamination of the foodstuffs (results may vary depending on the sensitivity of the metal detection system used). Acetron MD presents good mechanical strength, stiffness and impact strength, and it also features a food contact compliant composition.