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Leveraging safe, high-performance materials for kitchen utensils

Consumers and regulators are increasingly concerned with the potential health risks posed by plastic kitchen utensils. In the past decade, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Commission have banned or restricted potentially carcinogenic substances, including primary aromatic amines (PAA) and bisphenol-A (BPA), commonly found in food utensils and packaging. As a result, household goods manufacturers are under pressure to ensure cookware meets evolving food contact safety regulations. At the same time, consumers expect high-quality, long-lasting products that are environmentally friendly and available at a low cost. 

Understand why choosing DSM in kitchen utensils

DSM offers a broad range of engineering plastics ideal for manufacturing houseware goods designed for use with hot foods and liquids. Our Stanyl® PA46 and EcoPaXX® PA410 are optimized to produce safe, high-performance utensils that maintain excellent stiffness in high heat and provide a superior touch and feel for consumers. Unlike polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) and polyphthalamide (PPA) competitors, our solutions don’t require retooling or high temperature molds. Both options are also drop-in replacements for PA66 – which saves manufacturers re-tooling time and costs.

At DSM, we understand that customer safety and satisfaction are your first priorities. We work closely with industry-leading household goods manufacturers to determine how we can evolve our thermoplastic solutions to balance multiple consumer expectations and minimize the risk of product safety issues. By closely following the latest food contact safety research, we enable utensil producers worldwide to develop first-rate products and expand into new markets with confidence.

Explore DSM grades for kitchen utensils

Stanyl® TE200F6-FC

30% Glass Reinforced

Stanyl® is our high-performance polyamide 46 used for applications in automotive, E&E, gears and outdoor power equipments.

Stanyl® is a high performance polyamide that provides unmatched performance and value for demanding applications in which superior heat resistance, design stiffness, wear & friction and process flow qualities are required.

Because Stanyl retains its mechanical properties at high temperatures up to 220°C, this makes it ideal for extremely high-performance applications, where it outperforms PPA, PA6T, PA9T, and often PPS and LCP.

  • Heat Stabilized
  • Food Contact Quality

EcoPaXX® Q-KG6-FC

30% Glass Reinforced

EcoPaXX® Q-KG6-FC has excellent processability and surface quality and is safe for use in a broad variety of food contact applications. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

EcoPaXX® Q-KG6-FC has excellent processability and surface quality and is safe for use in a broad variety of food contact applications. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

EcoPaXX® Q-KG6-FC has excellent processability and surface quality and is safe for use in a broad variety of food contact applications. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

  • Food Contact Quality

Arnitel® EM400

Arnitel® is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.

In industries ranging from automotive to E&E, Arnitel® is increasingly being as a lighter, smarter, greener alternative to conventional rubbers – reducing environmental impact and ultimately, system costs.

The product is supported by an experienced and knowledgeable global team continuously working on new ideas and applications, as well as exploring new markets. By listening to your needs and understanding your process and products, we develop solutions that make a real difference.

  • Injection Molding
  • Film Extrusion
  • Food Contact Quality

Browse kitchen utensils applications

Spatulas and Kitchenware

Consumer goods | Household utensils

Stanyl® PA46 and Akulon® PA66 are reliable solutions for spatulas and other kitchenware. Stanyl PA46 offers much higher melting temperature and HDT than PA66, and both materials have significantly higher melting temperature resistance than PP and PA6. Also, Stanyl TE200F6-FC and EcoPaXX® Q-KG6-FC are food-approved.

Soft touch in spatulas and kitchenware

Consumer goods | Household utensils

Arnitel® TPC is a reliable solution for spatulas and kitchenware because of its excellent adhesion with PBT in 2K injection molding, its superb scratch-resistance (which make kitchen tools look better even after years of intensive usage), its chemical-resistance (dishwasher-proof) and its approvals for direct food contact.

Bakeware

Consumer goods | Household utensils

The food contact grades ForTii® WX11-FC and EcoPaXX® Q-DWX10 are suitable for repeated bakecycles giving a homogeneous bake, are non-stick and stainless and are dishwasher proof. ForTii® WX11-FC allows for in flow critical tools with good weldline strength, has high stiffness retention at elevated temperatures and has low warpage. EcoPaXX® Q-DWX10 has high stiffness, good ductility, wide processing window and excellent surface finish.

Wine Taps

Consumer goods | Household utensils

The Wine Tap is used in bag and boxed wine packaging for distributing wine.

Garlic press

Consumer goods | Household utensils

Glass-reinforced ;Lower mold pressure ;Lower energy consumption ;Shorter cooling time ;Enables thinner wall designs

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  • Leveraging safe, high-performance materials for kitchen utensils

    Consumers and regulators are concerned with the potential health risks posed by plastic kitchen utensils. In the past decade, the U.S. FDA and European Commission have banned or restricted potentially carcinogenic substances commonly found in food utensils and packaging. As a result, household goods manufacturers are under pressure to ensure cookware meets evolving food contact safety regulations. Plus, consumers expect high-quality, long-lasting products that are environmentally friendly and available at a low cost.

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