Food-Grade Plastics

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  1. Why blue food grade materials exist

    In recent years there has been a stronger push for blue colored food grade plastic. Have you ever wondered why? The answer is quite simple. Very few foods are blue in color. This means that blue foreign matter can be seen much easier by the naked eye. White or glass-looking materials on the other hand, can avoid detection, due to...
  2. DuPont Delrin® AF Blend, not for food grade applications

    Homopolymer Acetal (or DuPont Delrin®) is one of the more versatile and popular plastics for job shops to machine. Acetal has great physical properties, is easy on tooling and both DuPont Homopolymer Delrin® and Copolymer Acetal can be found in stock at any reputable plastics distributor. DuPont Delrin® AF is an enhanced version of Acetal that can help DuPont Delrin®...
  3. That's not something we stock...

    It's been a busy week, you've been working hard all week to get a new target account to give you a chance to quote their next opportunity. Today you finally get the call, they send you prints and its time to really impress them with your knowledge, quick turn around and lead time. You gather all your information and then call your plastic supplier to...
  4. Beware… Plastics Aren’t Always What They Seem To Be

    Here's a real life experience we would like to share with everyone: Plastics International has had a long history of stocking 30% GF Ultem for one of our OEM customers. Their Machine Shop vendors were directed to order the material from Plastics International to ensure the material would be consistent for quality, responsibility and traceability for the life of the...
  5. What Makes a Plastic Food Grade?

    It's amazing today how many things are made using some sort of plastic material. Every day items from electronics to security products to health and wellness products, they all benefit in some way from plastic materials. Sometimes the benefits are cost related, other benefits might be design or physical properties related. For whatever the reason, there seems to be no...