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EU Assesses Safety Of General Plastics Regeneration Process In Food Contact Material

On August 10, 2018, the EU assessed the safety of the general plastics regeneration process in food contact materials. The recycling of this universal plastic is based on Starlinger Decon technology, a total of 3 steps to purify PET (ethylene terephthalate) plastic tablets.


 Through experiments, the European Commission's Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Seasonings and Processing Aids Group (CEF) concluded that preheating (Step 2) and purification in a continuous SSP reactor (Step 3) is purification in the process. The key steps of efficiency. Controlling temperature, residence time, pressure and gas flow rate ensures the performance of general purpose plastics.


 This recycling process ensures that the migration of potential contaminants in the food is less than 0.1 μg/kg. Long-term storage at room temperature, with or without heating, has no safety issues. Tray made of PET shall not be used in microwave ovens and traditional ovens.