Ticona’s Fortron FX4382T1 receives USFDA and EU approval for food contact applications
Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, announced that its Fortron FX4382T1 polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) complies with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Union (EU) food-contact regulations.
“This unreinforced grade is formulated to deliver long-term durability over the life of components found in food handling applications, including conveyor systems for food processing,” said Michaela Reuter, Global Business Director – Fortron PPS.
Suitable for both extrusion and injection molding, Ticona says its Fortron FX4382T1 PPS is a lighter, more ductile and tougher material choice to replace metals and other thermoplastics that are traditionally used in food handling applications. It is suited for use in applications that have to maintain dimensional stability, thermal resistance and strength over a wide temperature range.