The FDA approval confirms that its proposed secondary recycling process produces post-consumer recycling material fit for use in the manufacturing of packaging for the food industry.

Austrian machine builder MAS, represented here by eFactor3, Charlotte, N.C., 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:

“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.”

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.