Ineos Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announces today its NAS range to be an excellent material of choice for food contact applications. Sparkling clarity, flowability, ease of processing, thermal stability, scratch and alcohol resistance are some of the key properties of NAS, an SMMA (styrene-methyl-methacrylate) grade.
The Ineos Styrolution family of NAS materials includes NAS 21 (general purpose SMMA), NAS 30 (best colour, clarity, luster and chemical resistance) and NAS 90 (toughness). With international food contact regulations compliance, including USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Union (EU), Chinese National GB standards and MERCOSUR food contact regulations, our NAS range is an excellent material choice for applications requiring food contact compliance. In addition, our NAS range also meets the USP XXIII specifications for Class VI plastics, making it suitable for even more demanding applications such as medical devices.
A trusted material with excellent thermal stability, Ineos Styrolution’s NAS grades are currently used in various household applications demanding a strong, stiff and water-clear plastic including water filters, glassware, coffee machine water containers and food containers.
“With the increasing tightening of plastic food contact safety compliance regulations worldwide, it is important for food contact applications to be compliant with international regulations, “ says Paulo Motta, Vice President, Specialties Business Management, Asia Pacific, Ineos Styrolution. “Ineos Styrolution’s NAS range provides an excellent solution addressing international regulatory compliance requirements and customer production needs.”
- NAS 21, 30 & 90: Compliant with US FDA, EU, Chinese National GB & MERCOSUR food contact regulations¹
- Well-balanced combination of product properties including sparkling clarity, flowability, ease of processing, thermal stability, scratch and alcohol resistance
- Ineos Styrolution’s NAS grades used for multiple household applications
¹Full details of our food contact statements are available upon request for our customers for whom this is relevant. These statements also identify certain tests that need to be carried out by the customer on the finished moulded article.