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05-15-2013

Quadrant: EU 10/2011 Compliant Stock Shapes for Food Industry

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), Lenzburg, Switzerland, has updated its range of Food Grade Plastics in line with the new European Union Regulation (EU) 10/2011. The move makes Quadrant EPP the first and only engineering plastics’ manufacturer to offer such a broad and fully-tested range of thermoplastic stock shapes complying with the regulation.

The portfolio of certified materials, covering PE through to PEEK, gives food producers the assurance of fulfilling the highest safety and quality levels for their food and beverage production systems. New Regulation (EU) 10/2011 is a further development of Directive 2002/72/EC for plastics materials in contact with food, and specifies much stricter test conditions for migration. Within the EU, compliance is required for all food contact materials.

All Quadrant EPP Food Grade semi-finished stock shapes and customized finished parts are processed and handled according to the new regulation and to the consistent quality control guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). The company accompanies each delivery with complete documentation, from choice of raw material to finished parts. This allows full traceability and also supports customers in reducing their own in-house product testing time and costs.

Customers receive a Declaration of compliance with the order (DCO) according to EN 10204-2.1 that ensures the uninterrupted traceability of the plastic product from the stock shape back to the raw material used by batch. Each production step is tested and documented by Quadrant EPP.

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