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1/27/2016

MAS Receives FDA Approval for Food Packaging

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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.

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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. 

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