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Polycarbonate Resins for Food Contact Applications

For years, Makrolon® polycarbonate from Covestro has been a material of choice for applications requiring food contact, such as tableware, dinnerware, glasses, tumblers, institutional food trays, water bottles, and water filter systems.

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Designers looking for a material with a high focus on product safety and effectiveness in food contact applications can confidently rely on Makrolon® polycarbonate approved by current regulations.  

Makrolon® polycarbonate food contact grades offer long-lasting transparency, outstanding break resistance and superior dimensional stability. Makrolon® polycarbonate also delivers high heat resistance so that these components can withstand temperature fluctuations during washing.

Compared to glass, polycarbonate is not only more durable, but also significantly lighter in weight, which can result in reduced transportation and fuel costs. This benefit, along with its ability to be recycled, makes polycarbonate a more sustainable option.

Looking to add eye-catching color to your product? We got the right solution for you!

Covestro offers complete, one-stop source for adding color and special effects to thermoplastic parts. Some LEDA® Compounded Color Technology Colors and Effects are compliant with FDA regulations and can be used with food contact grades of Makrolon® polycarbonate.

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