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Evonik's Microcrystalline TROGAMID® CX 7323 PA Earns U.S. FDA Food Contact Approval

Published on 2018-10-02. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Transparency    

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a so-called Food Contact Notification to approve Evonik's microcrystalline polyamide TROGAMID® CX 7323 for food contact. This enables the specialty chemicals company to offer a transparent, high-performance polymer with excellent temperature and chemicals resistance as a bisphenol-A (BPA)-free material alternative for applications in the food industry worldwide. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has already issued its approval.

Using its TROGAMID® CX7323, Evonik offers a BPA-free transparent material alternative for applications in the food industry
Using its TROGAMID® CX7323, Evonik offers a BPA-free
transparent material alternative for applications in the food industry

High-performance Polyamide for Various Applications

Evonik has supplied TROGAMID® CX as a proven, permanently transparent polyamide for applications in the sports, leisure and automotive industry as well as the cosmetics industry, medical technology and optics for many years.

Unique Property Profile

  • As a lens material for sports and ski goggles, the high-performance polymer offers crystal-clear visibility, high UV-protection and excellent mechanical strength along with resistance to chemical substances such as those contained in skin creams or hair spray. 
  • In the automotive area, TROGAMID® CX is well known as a decorative material that stands out for its high transparency and scratch-resistance. 

FDA and EFSA Approval

  • The recent food contact approvals by the FDA and EFSA make the TROGAMID® CX molding compound a BPA-free material of choice for applications such as transparent parts in coffeemakers, blenders/mixers, containers, steamers etc. 
  • Thanks to its exceptional microcrystalline structure, TROGAMID CX7323 offers a perfect balance of high transparency and resistance to temperature and chemicals to prevent the formation of tension cracks. 

Simple Processing with High Productivity

The transparent polyamide by Evonik is easy to process in injection molding procedures and can also be turned into ultra-transparent films to create attractive, thin and complex designs without affecting manufacturing productivity.

Evonik has over 50 years of experience in the development and production of high-performance polymers. The company’s extensive product portfolio offers solutions for virtually every industrial application.

Source: Evonik
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