ExxonMobil Chemical’s Vistamaxx™ specialty elastomers and resins have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Food Contact Notification process. These grades, used in compounding and films, are also compliant with the compositional requirements of the EU-Directive 2002/72/EC for use in contact with food.
“ExxonMobil Chemical has responded to the needs of customers who are either looking to add flexibility and strength to their food contact products or improve food packaging seals,” said William Ramsey, Vistamaxx global market development manager, ExxonMobil Chemical. “Compliance to FDA regulations and the European Plastics Directive are important steps forward, opening up new global market opportunities.”
According to ExxonMobil, typical applications for Vistamaxx specialty elastomers include food containers, kitchen tools and utensils, and toys. The company says that as Vistamaxx polymers improve flexibility and impact resistance without affecting tensile strength, they can help prevent cracking in these types of applications.
Source: ExxonMobil Chemical