Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) based Turcon® MF1, MF2 and MF6, as well as engineered plastic, Zurcon® Z81, have been checked to comply with Chinese food safety regulations.
GB standards are the Chinese national standards issued by the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China. Compliance with these regulations is crucial for use of the materials in food processing equipment and other food contact applications in China.
If materials comply with Chinese regulations, in addition to relevant EU and US FDA requirements, these materials can be sold globally. This is essential for international food processing equipment manufacturers and for the safety of consumers.
Compliance with Chinese food contact requirements significantly extends the range of applications that can be covered by Trelleborg seals.
The Turcon® and Zurcon® materials offer low friction and wear resistance and are suitable for dynamic applications, including those with abrasive media and counter surfaces. They are ideal for a variety of food processing applications, such as filling machines, valves, pumps, mixers, separators, homogenizers, centrifuges, dosage cylinders and sensors.
Turcon® is particularly suitable for use in equipment that undergoes CIP and SIP regimes due to its high operating temperatures and media resistance.
These approved compounds complement our family of elastomer materials compliant to Chinese food safety regulations.
Food contact assessments for further materials are foreseen to expand the portfolio to even more application areas.
A declaration of compliance to Chinese food contact regulations is available for each of these materials.