Solvay Specialty Polymers says that the US National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) has certified six Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) glass fiber reinforced (GFR) resin grades under its NSF/ANSI 51 standard for food equipment materials.

This makes Solvay materials suitable for the manufacture of commercial food service equipment for aviation and rail transport, as well as hotel, catering and domestic applications. Target applications can also include boilers, beverage dispensers, water tanks, cutting boards and stock pots, in addition to related components like tubing, gaskets, chassis, pistons and valves.

Certified grades

Three glass-filled Amodel PPA grades, offered as black and naturally colored options, constitute six of the newly certified grades. They include Amodel FC-1140 (40% glass fiber), Amodel FC-1150 (50% glass fiber) and Amodel FC-1160 (60% glass fiber). The seventh NSF-certified product is KetaSpire KT-880 NT PEEK, an unreinforced resin.

All of these materials are certified under NSF/ANSI 51 for applications reaching 100°C (212°F). The grades also currently meet corresponding food service regulations under the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and EU Commission. 

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