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Food industry suitability

AustLon® is particularly suitable for uses in the food industry because of its low toxicity and low moisture absorption. The low water absorption rate is a result of the high degree of crystallinity of AustLon®. Due to the low diffusion speed of water, dimensional changes remain small.

An overview of Regulatory Compliance & Standards for Food Contact with Engineering Products

Plastic materials are often specified in food and drug processing, handling, or packaging equipment. In order for these materials to be used, federal, state, or association regulatory requirements may have to be met. Requirements vary from organisation to organisation so standards must be checked for each material, component or equipment configuration.

The following are brief descriptions of regulatory organisations, requirements and standards that may apply to stock shape products (sheet, rod, tube and film) or components made from those materials.

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