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EcoPaXX® in food contact

EcoPaXX food contact approved grades show lower cyclic oligomer extraction levels than PA6 or PA66 and offer safe and sustainable solutions for the food contact industry.

Explore EcoPaXX® in food contact

EcoPaXX offers safe and sustainable solutions for the food contact industry. EcoPaXX has excellent surface finish, is dishwasher safe and has lower extractable levels than PA6 or PA66, making it suitable for food contact applications.

Most popular EcoPaXX® food contact grades

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

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX6

30% Glass Reinforced

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX6 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent mechanical & flow performance for use in food contact & drinking water applications

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX6 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent mechanical & flow performance for use in food contact & drinking water applications

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX6 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent mechanical & flow performance for use in food contact & drinking water applications

  • Excellent Surface Properties
  • Drinking Water Grade
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Good surface properties

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX10

50% Glass Reinforced

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX10 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent mechanical & flow performance for use in food contact & drinking water applications

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX10 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent mechanical & flow performance for use in food contact & drinking water applications

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX10 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent mechanical & flow performance for use in food contact & drinking water applications

  • Excellent Surface Properties
  • Drinking Water Grade
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Good surface properties

EcoPaXX® Q170E

EcoPaXX® Q170E is an unfilled long aliphatic polyamide for use in film & monofilament extrusion

EcoPaXX® Q170E is an unfilled long aliphatic polyamide for use in film & monofilament extrusion

EcoPaXX® Q170E is an unfilled long aliphatic polyamide for use in film & monofilament extrusion

  • Film Extrusion
  • Monofilament Grade
  • Medium Viscosity
  • Extrusion
  • Food Contact Quality

Featured applications

Kitchen utensils

Consumer goods |

Application requirements Stiffness at high temperature Long term heat resistance Dishwasher proof Food contact Good esthetics Thermal shock resistance Water cooled tooling capable & high productivity Material properties HDT- A ForTii 305-320°C HDT-A Stanyl 290°C HDT-A EcoPaXX 215°C Approved food contact regulation including EU 2011-10, FDA

Spatulas and Kitchenware

Consumer goods | Household utensils

EcoPaXX® Polyamide-410 (PA410) offers not only food contact safety and sustainability but also aesthetics. Food approvals are in place and also the stringent requirements on NIAS and cyclic oligomeric content are met. Our EcoPaXX® is 70% biobased and fulfills nowadays needs to be careful with our planet. The other 30% of the polymer can also be more sustainable as we can offer this with a ISCC certificate showing a more sustainable feedstock is used via a mass balancing approach. Great material to process with a good surface appearance. Orthex-Gastromax chose EcoPaXX® Q-KG6-FC as it fits perfectly with their sustainability agenda and is now used in one of their biobased kitchen utensils product lines. A great establishment realized in cooperation with our distributor Nexeo Plastics.

A natural performer

EcoPaXX is DSM’s most established biobased engineering plastic. It combines DSM’s propriety C4 technology with the power of nature’s C10 building block derived from castor plants, which do not compete with the food chain. The combination of the short C4 block and the long C10 block gives EcoPaXX high mechanical properties of typical short chain polyamides, but combines these with lower moisture update and higher chemical resistance more typical of long chain polyamides. EcoPaXX can easily be processed in PA66 tools while resulting in better surface quality. This makes it an ideal candidate for when performance, aesthetics and sustainability come together. 

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