Biodegradable additive suited for food contact in Brazil


EcoLogic, a supplier of additives that promote biodegradation of thermoplastics, says its Eco-One additives for enhancing biodegradation of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) have been found to be compliant to Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) Resolution RDC N.17 of March 17, 2008 for use in food contact applications in Brazil.

For Ecologic (Oakbrook Terrace, IL), this means the company now can aggressively market its additives to more packaging processors in Brazil, where the plastics packaging industry is growing at a rapid pace.

In Brazil, "resolutions" for food packaging materials (according to the type of packaging material) have been published by the ANVISA, which is linked to the Ministry of Health. For plastics, the ANVISA Positive List of Additives was updated by Resolution RDC N. 17 of March 17, 2008. The purpose of ANVISA, an autonomous agency, is to foster protection of the health of the population by exercising sanitary control over production and marketing of products and services subject to sanitary surveillance....
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