COC elastomer cleared for use in medical, food and pharma applications


Calling the material the industry's first cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) elastomer, TOPAS Advanced Polymers has received Food Contact Notification (FCN) #1104 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its TOPAS Elastomer E-140. TOPAS is positioning the material as a high-performance alternative to traditional flexible materials for a range of applications in food packaging, medical devices, and specialty pharmaceutical packaging, noting that it has already passed USP Class VI and ISO 10993 protocols for medical uses and is listed in TOPAS' drug and device master files at the FDA.

This latest certification allows the material be used in aqueous, acidic, dry (with no free surface fat or oil), and low-alcohol (up to 15% alcohol) food-contact applications under FDA's Conditions of Use C through G.
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