Intertek Completes Testing Program for Quadrant’s Food Grade Product Line

March 14, 2013

Quadrant's semi-finished polymer materials product line for food contact has been tested for overall and specific migration according to the European food contact regulation EU 10/2011.

Germany - Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, has successfully completed a European Union (EU) 10/2011 testing program of over 30 grades of food contact stock shape materials for Quadrant. Within the EU, all plastic food contact materials intended to come into contact with food must comply with the European regulation No. 10/2011.

Quadrant, the global producer of polymer stock shape materials and solutions for food processing and packaging, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences and more, selected Intertek as an independent service provider for this critical testing program. Quadrant‘s food contact materials products sold as food grade approved have been tested on the stock shape according to the relevant regulations for intended applications. The successful completion of the product compliance screening program was facilitated through close cooperation between Intertek and Quadrant.

Intertek food contact compliance services provided to Quadrant included overall and specific migration testing according to the relevant European regulations. The testing program was based on product composition data and applications supplied by Quadrant. The test data supports a broad range of applications for these materials as all materials were tested under worst-case scenarios. Explicit information on the materials application and usage can be obtained from Quadrant and are described in their Declaration of Compliance (DoC).

Ulf Barth, Global Market Segment Manager Food Processing & Packaging, Quadrant EPP commented: “We are very pleased with the timely completion of this comprehensive testing process by the Intertek team. It allows Quadrant to serve the food market with the broadest range of thermoplastic stock materials fulfilling the newest demands specified by EU 10/2011.”

Learn more about Intertek food contact approval services:
http://www.intertek.com/regulatory/food-contact/

Learn more about Quadrant food contact approved products:
http://www.quadrantplastics.com/eu-en/industries/food-beverage.html

Contacts:

Nadine Thomis, Business Development Consultant Regulatory
Intertek Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
nadine.thomis@intertek.com

Chantal Haarmann, European Marketing and Communication Manager
Intertek Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
Telephone: +31 (0)88 126 8888
chantal.haarmann@intertek.com

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products
Sigrid Dopfer, Marketing Communications Manager Europe
Tel. +41 62 885 8443
Email: Sigrid.Dopfer@qplas.com

About Intertek
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.

About Quadrant EPP
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (Quadrant EPP) is the world’s leading manufacturer of semi-finished products. Quadrant EPP’s materials range from UHMW polyethylene, nylon and acetal to ultra-high performance polymers that resist temperatures to over 425°C. The company’s rods, sheets, tubes and custom shapes are used to machine parts for the food processing and packaging sectors, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences, energy and diverse industrial equipment. Quadrant EPP also manufactures finished products for these industries. Products and services are available through a worldwide network of branch offices, technical support centres and authorized dealers. Learn more about Quadrant EPP at www.quadrantplastics.com.