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.