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FDA Approves Perstorp’s Pevalen™ Polyolester Plasticizer for Food Contact Applications

Published on 2017-04-20. Author : SpecialChem

Perstorp’s Pevalen™ Non-phthalate PVC Plasticizer Obtains FDA Compliance for Key Food Contact Applications
Perstorp’s Pevalen™ Non-phthalate PVC Plasticizer
Obtains FDA Compliance for Key Food Contact Applications
Perstorp has obtained independent expert opinion advising that its Pevalen™ non-phthalate PVC plasticizer can be used in important food contact applications in the USA.

Pevalen - Suitable for Use at Levels Up to 32% in PVC

The advice, from an international law firm that has expert knowledge in food contact legislation, 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 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.”

Dr. David Bray, Vice President – BU Plasticizers at Perstorp, said:
“This is an important development, especially as true non-phthalate plasticizers are increasingly in demand for food contact applications. We shall soon be applying for FDA approval for the use of Pevalen in a wider range of uses. This GRAS notification will enable us to enter the US market for food contact applications in PVC ahead of FDA approval.”

Perstorp at PVC 2017

Perstorp executives will be on hand to discuss Pevalen and its use in various applications at the PVC 2017 conference taking place in Brighton, UK on April 25-27. The company is sponsoring the welcome reception and Anders Magnusson, Technical Market Development Manager for Plasticizers at Perstorp, will give a presentation on April 27 at 11.30 hrs.

Pevalen (chemical name pentaerythritol tetravalerate, PETV) is already used in numerous close-to-consumer applications that do not involve food contact.

About Perstorp Group

The Perstorp Group, among the trusted world industrial leaders, places focused and market-driven innovation at your fingertips. Its culture of performance builds on 130 years of experience and represents a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. As one of the global leaders in high growth niches, such as powder and UV cured coatings, plasticizers, synthetic lubricants and grain preservation, it is committed to develop products providing essential properties to enhance the quality, performance and profitability of our customers’ products and processes.

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Source: Perstorp Group
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