ADVANSA’s Polyester Fiber From Recycled Polymer Approved By FDA For Food Contact End-uses

HAMM, Germany — June 2017 — ADVANSA, one of the main suppliers for the nonwoven wallpaper industry, has now received an official statement from the reputable Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States for its recycled fibers from post-consumer sources, as being the first fiber manufacturer worldwide producing recycled fibers which are safe for food contact end-uses.

Thanks to its innovative recycling technology, Advansa has the capability to produce polyester short cut fibers suitable to meet the very demanding quality requirements of base paper for wall coverings while using post-consumer recycling material as feedstock for those fibres. The use of such post-consumer feedstock might create some concerns at specific consumers; thinking about chemical contaminations from unintended misuse of PET articles. Using scientific evaluation approaches which are well-known from the packaging industry, Advansa could prove that the fiber manufacturing process has cleaning capabilities even suitable to produce fibers appropriate for food contact applications, like coffee filter pads and food wrapping materials. Thus, Advansa obtained recently an official statement from the reputable Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the USA, a non-objection letter, confirming Advansa’s fibers made of 100-percent recycled feed material being safe for food contact end uses. And with no lower aspirations, Advansa offers the same safety level for the base fibers for fleece wallpaper that are essential for superior properties compared to conventional paper.

This FDA non-objection letter for the recycling process marks an important milestone for Advansa, being the first fiber supplier ever awarded for their products.

Health and safety aspects are undoubtedly the most important parts of the quality of life. The ways in which people behave are dictated by everyone´s principles to guarantee highest quality of personal environment and to assure a clean and healthy living space; decisions made are also founded on the environmental principles. Therefore the demand on quality products protecting health as well as the environment is increasingly high.

At Advansa, business strategies are based on investing in safety, health and environment beyond requirements. The company is taking all necessary steps during its daily operations to ensure strong environmental protection and offers high-quality fibers which comply with applicable environmental, health and safety regulations.

Being a supplier to several industries such as the nonwoven wallpaper industry, Advansa offers creative solutions to manufacturers with its FDA-compliant fibers.

Frank Heimann, Business Director Engineered Fibres of Advansa, commented: “Manufacturers are looking for highly advanced fibers to get added-value products for their production. We are very pleased to receive the non-objection letter from FDA for all our recycled fibers and to be able to fulfill our large task of offering our customers a high level of productivity as well as a differentiation in the market. Hence, sustainability and health remain core values within Advansa, without any compromise in the quality of fibers.”

Posted June 26, 2017

Source: Advansa