New polymer food-contact products to launch

by Bryan Salvage
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WILMNIGTON, DEL. – A new family of products, designated “FG” (food grade) that meet demanding requirements for use in food contact applications, is being launched by DuPont Performance Polymers. The materials being introduced make the DuPont offering one of the broadest portfolios of engineering plastics and thermoplastic elastomers for food-contact applications, the company said.

The DuPont Performance Polymers food-grade product offering provides compliance with several regional regulations including F.D.A. (Food and Drug Administration), European Food Contact n 2002/72/EC and GMP (EC) n 2023/2006 compliance.

All FG products are available globally to allow customers to have the flexibility to design and manufacture in multiple regions.

“Our FG initiative brings to manufacturers the benefits of DuPont expertise in science, technology, quality, safety in manufacturing and regulatory compliance,” said Bill Hassink, global segment leader, Food Grades — DuPont Performance Polymers. “We have a broad product portfolio that can meet a wide range of application needs, global manufacturing and supply strength, and long experience in delivering expert assistance to molders.”

For more information about the use of DuPont Performance Polymers in food-contact applications, visit

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