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Omnova Solutions Inc. has unveiled Chemigum PFC elastomer, a high performance product designed to meet the plastic industry's demanding requirements for food contact applications.
Chemigum PFC offers ease of processing, superior durability over pure PVC compounds, Omnova said, and complies with European Regulation EC 10/2011, which regulates plastic materials, and articles intended to come into contact with food.
This approval represents Omnova's first step in a broader global assessment of regional food contact requirements and applications.
When used in the development of end products such as food processing hoses, Omnova said Chemigum PFC delivers longer life and improved performance through its resistance to oil, grease and fat, while delivering improved thermal resistance and flexibility, excellent plasticizer retention, high elastic recovery and dimensional stability.
Additionally, Chemigum PFC elastomer powder allows PVC formulators to use a free-flowing dry blending process, which promotes precision mixing and metering in an automated manufacturing environment.
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