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Americas: Perstorp’s plasticizer for food contact use

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Perstorp has obtained opinion from an international law firm with food contact legislation knowledge that its Pevalen non-phthalate PVC plasticizer can be used in important food contact applications in the US.

The advice says that Pevalen is suitable for use at levels up to 32% in PVC intended to produce conveyor belts and gloves used in meat and poultry processing facilities, as well as in tablecloths.

In a letter to Perstorp, the advice from the law firm wrote: “Based on the information you have provided, as well as other publicly available information and data, it is our opinion that sufficient scientific evidence supports the conclusion that the intended uses of the Pevalen are GRAS [Generally Regarded As Safe] and that Pevalen may be lawfully used as intended without obtaining prior approval from, or notifying, FDA.”

The company plans to apply for FDA approval for the use of Pevalen in a wider range of uses.

The company plans to apply for FDA approval for the use of Pevalen in a wider range of uses.

This GRAS notification will two reportedly help the company enter the US market for food contact applications in PVC ahead of FDA approval.