Food safe plastics

At Ensinger, food safety compliance of relevant plastic materials takes top priority. The special care taken in this sector is reflected by product specific conformity declarations for the most important food contact regulations: FDA approval for raw material, regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004, (EU) No. 10/2011 (migration tested on semi-finished products), (EC) No. 2023/2006, China food contact regulations GB 4806.1-2016, GB 4806.6-2016 as well as GB 9685-2016 for Chinese market, offering seamless traceability. 
Our quality management system is in line with international standards and is firmly rooted in our corporate procedures. Above and beyond DIN EN ISO 9001, Ensinger GmbH is also certified to the medical products standard DIN EN ISO 13485. Our semi finished products are manufactured in compliance with the requirements of regulation (EU) No. 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice (GMP) for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Plastic materials certified for food applications

Food compliance declarations are available from Ensinger for our technical polymers, which are most commonly used in food technology applications. To address the individual demands of the market, we offer our customers an extremely large range of different types of plastic and dimensions from stock as part of our standard portfolio. This allows customers who serve other industrial segments as well as the food industry to distribute with unnecessary duplication of stock.

To guarantee seamless traceability, we provide an order specific declaration of food compliance according to 10/2011, which also complies with regulations (EC) No. 1935/2004, (EU) No. 10/2011 with migration results tested on semi finished products and (EC) No. 2023/2006, including FDA conformity on raw materials as well as the China food regulations GB 4806.1-2016, GB 4806.6-2016 and GB 9685-2016.

Food grade materials for the food industry

Our standard portfolio of machinable plastics meets the specific demands of food technology in terms of safety and performance. These materials comply with the latest EU and China food contact regulations and FDA conformity on raw materials. The following compliant materials are available from stock:

TECAFORM AH blue

TECAFORM AH blue is a POM-C acetal copolymer that is colored brilliant blue in order to optimize the material's effectiveness in food plants that use optical detection equipment to identify unwanted particulates in the food product.

TECAFORM AH natural

TECAFORM AH natural acetal is an unfilled POM-C with a unique balance of physical properties not available in most other thermoplastics.

TECAPET white

TECAPET white is formulated to provide improved toughness, and enhanced machinability. The material also offers excellent sliding and wear properties as well as a low coefficient of friction…

TECAPEEK natural

Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) - TECAPEEK natural is a high performance, high temperature, semi-crystalline thermoplastic manufactured by Ensinger...

Applications That require food SAFE Plastics

There are a variety of application options for food grade plastics in plant and machinery for meat, fish and poultry processing. In addition to this, plastics for food applications from Ensinger enhance production, speed and safety in the manufacturing of dairy produce, baked goods and confectionery production.

Typical applications include:

  • Gears
  • Bearing bushes
  • Engineering plastic components for filling, mixing and portioning systems