eFACTOR3, LLC is pleased to announce an exciting, recent achievement for Austrian partner MAS.
MAS, manufacturer of innovative plastic processing and plastic recycling equipment, has received FDA approval confirming that its proposed secondary recycling process produces post-consumer recycling material fit for use in the manufacturing of packaging for the food industry.
Excerpts from FDA’s No Objection Letter for Recycling Plastics #185 [08/31/2015]
“ We have reviewed the proposed recycling process as well as the information you obtained from surrogate testing and migration modeling, which were submitted to demonstrate the capability of the proposed secondary recycling process to remove potential contaminants from PCR-PET. Based on our review of these data, …
We concluded that the proposed secondary recycling process, as described in the subject submission would produce PCR-PET material that is suitable for use at levels of up to 100% recycled content in the manufacture of PET articles for contact with all food types under cold-filled and hot-filled conditions, ... ”
Link to the letter in its entirety: http://www.fda.gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/packagingfcs/recycledplastics/ucm469332. htm
Thanks to this determination, MAS machinery and systems can offer new options to the food packaging industry where a post-consumer recycled material is required, and introduce new opportunities for plastic recycling operations.
To learn more about this FDA approval and how MAS equipment can create value for your operation, contact eFACTOR3, LLC.