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Extra Tough New ABS Grade by ELIX Polymers for Food Contact Applications & Toys

Published on 2016-12-02. Author : SpecialChem

Food-contact Grade
TARRAGONA -- ELIX Polymers has launched a new ABS grade for use in products that come into contact with food and which also require extra toughness and resistance to high temperatures. Target applications include kitchenware, products for preparation and storage of food, and also toys. The new M545TF Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) grade will enhance the company’s Healthcare portfolio, which already includes grades for medical devices, cosmetics, food contact applications and toys.

New M545TF ABS Food-contact Grade


The latest grade has been migration tested with different food simulants. This enables ELIX Polymers to advise its customers about migration issues and regulatory compliance during the product design phase, helping to prevent problems before they occur and shortening time to market.

M545TF can be supplied pre-colored, with ELIX taking the responsibility for compliance of the pigments with food contact regulations. ELIX Polymers’ current portfolio of FDA-approved colors already includes more than 120 active recipes; new colors are under continual development.

ABS Grade Adds Value to Healthcare Range


Aurelie Mannella, Industry Manager Healthcare at ELIX Polymers, said:
“ELIX Polymers offers a high level of service to our customers, especially for the healthcare portfolio. We are pleased to have gained a reputation among our customers as a company that consistently offers excellence in service, along with high-quality products and constant innovation. We have implemented a rigorous selection of our pigments and suppliers in order to be able to guarantee consistent and zero-risk solutions.”

Aurelie Mannella continued:
“A series of actions have been implemented in order to assure no impact on extractables and leachables. For example, no use of colorants and dyes, dispersants or process aids is allowed in recipes, unless they are approved in the base material; only FDA/EU pigments are used.”

Carlos Müller, Business Director at ELIX Polymers, said:
“This new grade has been developed as part of ELIX Polymers’ Innovation strategy of increasing added value to our Healthcare range. ELIX Polymers has a portfolio in constant growth and development, in combination with an extensive package of innovative services.”

About ELIX Polymers


ELIX Polymers is among the leading manufacturers of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe.

Operating from its head office in Tarragona, Spain, and with Sales support teams in all key markets, the company is a specialist provider of tailor-made solutions for high quality thermoplastics applications. With a 40-year track record, ELIX Polymers is an expert in ABS polymers, and it has the resources, the expertise and the experience to create value for its customers through highly individual solutions.

ELIX Polymers offers a broad range of material solutions for a variety of industries and applications, meeting the stringent requirements of the Healthcare, Automotive, Appliances, Electronic, Toys and other industries.

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Source: ELIX Polymers
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