CINCINNATI - PolyGroup Inc. announced that its FIPOLDER FHP05080 and FHP05040 high-density, polyethylene-based microparticle powders comply with FDA regulation U.S. 21 CFR F.D.A. Part 177.1520 Clauses (c)(2.1) and (3.2) and NSF/ANSI Std. 51 (National Sanitation Foundation - Food Equipment Materials).

FDA U.S. 21 CFR Part 177.1520 Clauses (c)(2.1) and (3.2) regulate the use of polyethylene for use in articles that contact food for articles packing or holding food, including its use during cooking.

The NSF/ANSI 51 standard is specifically applicable to materials and coatings used in the manufacturing of objects destined for contact with foodstuffs, whether solid or liquid. The standard is also applicable to piping, seals, gaskets, valves and other items destined for various applications involving contact with foodstuffs. The objects or materials that are certified standard NSF 51 must comply with strict criteria concerning analysis and guarantee of the requirements of the purity of substances used for its manufacture.

“Compliance with FDA and NSF regulatory guidelines for contact with food and water serves our customer base well by extending potential applications for our microparticle powders,” said Paul Jackson, President of PolyGroup Inc.

Formed in 2003, PolyGroup Inc. is an innovator and marketer of specialty thermoplastic polymer products to industry processors, formulators and converters.