Food safe plastics

At Ensinger, food safety and compliance of our food grade plastic materials is a priority. The special care taken in this industry is reflected by product specific conformity certificates for the most important food contact regulations, such as FDA approval on raw materials, compliance with RoHS and Reach regulations and documentation of compliance to Conflict Minerals statements.  Ensinger can also supply seamless traceability from resin acquisition through shipment of the final semi-finished stock shape.  
Our quality management system is in line with international standards, and is firmly rooted in our corporate procedures. In addition to being  ISO 9001/2008, Ensinger can also supply compliance documentation for RoHS and Reach requirements, as well as General Conflict Minerals statements.  Our semi finished products are manufactured in compliance with the requirements of all relevant ASTM  and FDA regulations for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Plastic materials certified for food applications

Food compliance certificates 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, customers are provided with a standard certification package containing an order specific declaration of compliance for food contact materials, that will include FDA, NSF and ASTM compliance for the base resin as appropriate, along with their typical ASTM stock shapes certification. Upon request we may also be able to supply compliance certificates for EU 10/2011 on certain products.

Food grade materials for the food industry

In addition to our standard stock portfolio, we offer a special portfolio of machinable plastics that meet the specific demands of food technology in terms of safety and performance. These materials comply with the latest EU regulations and FDA conformity on raw materials. The following compliant materials are available from stock:

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