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.
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.