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COC resin okay for food packaging

The US FDA has issued a compliance regulation allowing Ticona's Topas cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) to be used in contact with dry foods. The versatile packaging material also complies with food addit...

June 1, 2000   Canadian Plastics



The US FDA has issued a compliance regulation allowing Ticona’s Topas cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) to be used in contact with dry foods. The versatile packaging material also complies with food additive regulations for aqueous, acidic, fatty and low and high alcohol foods.

When blended with polyethylene, Topas COC improves film stiffness, frictional or anti-block properties, and hot-tack seal strength. COC films are amorphous polymers that have high clarity, transparency, stiffness, strength, low moisture absorption, and birefringence, as well as dimensional stability.

They have a high moisture barrier when used alone, and can be added to other films as an opaqueing agent.

Beyond food-related applications, other typical applications include pharmaceutical blister packaging, precision molded optics, toner binder resins for laser printers, and medical laboratory containers.

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