Our customers often ask us what grades of USFDA or NSF compliant tubing that we extrude for food contact.
Generally, for caps, closures, and cups, FDA has not established compliance. Thus, UV stabilized butyrate (our formula 576E) is considered the standard. However, if you are interested in an FDA approved material for specific contact with food, we have several materials to offer.
1: We have an FDA-approved butyrate formula that does not contain a UV stabilizer. It has a slight blue tint but is very clear and transparent.
2: We also offer a UV Stabilized clear, transparent Provista (PETG) tube. This resin is FDA approved and NSF compliant. The extruded tube has exceptional clarity, but a moderately higher surface resistivity, and thus, a higher potential for static buildup. We do supply an additional static-dissipative coating if the customer requests.
3, FDA Makrolon Polycarbonate food-contact grades.
4. Tritan, a co-polyester with temperature and impact resistance similar to polycarbonate.
FYI: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a U.S. government agency that is responsible for determining how materials may be caused in contact with food products. Contact: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)
Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
NSF is an independent agency for the development of public health standards and certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products, and environment.
20740 For further information on NSF Standards, contact NSF International, 3475 Plymouth Road, P.O. Box 1301140, Ann Arbor, MI 48113-00140. By phone; (313)769-8010.