Published On: Thu, Feb 20th, 2014

Saint-Gobain launches Tygon S3 phthalate free tubing solution for food and beverage industry

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) recently launched Tygon S3, said to be the first bio-based and phthalate-free tubing solution.Phthalates are commonly used in the plastics industry as a plasticizer to increase tubing’s flexibility, transparency, durability and longevity. However, with increasingly stringent legislation around the world, processors anticipate transitioning to equipment that eliminates phthalates altogether.

Saint-Gobain launches Tygon S3 phthalate free tubing solution for food and beverage industry

Saint-Gobain launches Tygon S3 phthalate free tubing solution for food and beverage industry

As an alternative to phthalates, Tygon S3 uses a bio-based material as a plasticizer, which provides exceptional durability and longevity, according to the France-based materials company. The material complies with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Science Foundation (NSF) and 3-A requirements for food and beverage applications, Japan Food Sanitation Law #370/1959 as well as European regulations (10/2011/EU) for many food and beverage applications when used as instructed.

“In today’s fast-paced media landscape, consumers are more engaged than ever before with the food processing industry,” says Luliana Nita, Global Marketing Manager, Food & Beverage, Process Systems Business Unit, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. “We’re very proud to offer such a high performance bio-based, non-phthalate tubing solution to help manufacturers proactively advance both the food safety and sustainability components of their operations without having to compromise productivity or their bottom line.”

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Corporation.

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