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Thermoplastic elastomers

The line of DYNAFLEX® G2700 thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) has been given clearance by the FDA for use in direct food-contact applications, including both fatty and nonfatty foods. Previously, the co.'s styrene ethylene butylenes styrene (SEBS) products were cleared for use in direct food-contact applications for nonfatty foods. Further, the clearance carries no restrictions for use in adhesives, food packaging or food-storage applications. The G2700 Series of compounds are easy-processing TPEs designed for injection-molding and extrusion applications that require FDA compliance. Available in a hardness range from 28 to 64 Shore A, they feature a soft touch, a rubbery feel, excellent colorability, good melt stability, high flow for long, thin-walled parts, good adhesion to polypropylene and good ozone and UV-resistance, the co. says. Depending on the grade, they come in either natural or clear pellets.

GLS Corp., 800/457-8777.

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