Reading, PA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the global leader of machinable plastics, is the first to offer the Americas local stock of polymer materials that meet European Union (EU) Regulation EC 1935/2004 and Regulation EU 10/2011. Quadrant’s continually expanding portfolio of food contact certified materials, from PA to PEEK, provides food manufacturers the assurance of fulfilling the highest safety and quality levels for their food processing and packaging machinery.
Since the European Union’s recent introduction of more stringent food contact standards, Quadrant has been focused on the development and certification of advanced polymer materials, giving machinery builders options for new designs and performance upgrades. In an effort to improve the cleanliness and wholesomeness of food products, the European Union has adopted several standards that address potentially unhealthy materials that may contact food products. While not mandatory in the Americas, these standards - which require rigorous compliance data gathering - are driving materials used in food processing and packaging equipment that may be exported or that may be utilized for production of food products destined for specific regional markets.
According to Bernie Willms, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products Commercial Director, "Quadrant has undertaken a program to support this region’s equipment builders and users with a range of materials that are compliant with the EU standards and are accompanied by the data required by designers." Quadrant has worked hard to anticipate market trends in achieving full compliance on Nylatron® MC 907 PA6, Ketron® 1000 PEEK, and Acetron® GP POM-C. These materials will be available from stock and ship with (Regulation EC 1935/2004 and Regulation EU 10/2011) compliance data – not just a letter that states that the materials are compliant.
"We look to offer customers not only time savings on their application-specific testing, but also the advantage of Quadrant’s full traceability on these materials," said Willms. Quadrant accompanies each delivery with detailed documentation, to help speed design cycles and aid in reducing customers’ own in-house product testing costs.
All of Quadrant's food grade materials, along with this new regulation, are FDA compliant. The vast line of materials also offer improved productivity, reduced material friction and wear, and self-lubricating formulations that lower equipment maintenance costs to fill the performance gap left by other materials.
Quadrant will continue to expand its portfolio of EU compliant materials to meet the ever-changing needs of the food processing and packaging industry. For additional information, connect with a Quadrant material specialist via LIVE CHAT or visit the industry's first interactive engineering plastics material selector to learn more about the rest of Quadrant’s family of innovative thermoplastics.
About Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products:
For over 70 years, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP) has been proving there is simply no substitute for quality, innovation, and distinction. Quadrant EPP is the global leader of high-performance engineering plastics that are used for machined parts in food processing and packaging, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences, power generation, and diverse industrial equipment. Their superior products range from UHMW polyethylene, nylon and acetal to ultra-high performance polymers that resist temperatures to over 800°F (425°C).
As a company with a rich history who pioneered machinable plastics, Quadrant is backed by a global team of application development and technical service engineers who specialize in evaluating designs and machining parts. Products and services are available through a worldwide network of branch offices, technical support centers, and authorized dealers. Connect with Quadrant, "quadrantepp," on Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Twitter.
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