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ForTii® in food & drinking water contact

ForTii and ForTii Ace compounds with global drinking water certifications including KTW, NSF61, WRAS, ACS, and EU and FDA food contact regulations. Key features include:

  • High weldline strength and weldline strength retention in hot and wet conditions
  • High mechanical performance below and above Tg
  • Good esthetics

Explore ForTii® in food & drinking water contact

ForTii grades for food and drinking water contact were specifically developed for the most demanding applications. These grades have the hot water drinking water contact certifications from KTW, NSF61, WRAS and ACS, and meet the regulations for FDA and EU food contact. The materials, which have a 30-50 wt% glass fiber content, have proven superior retention of properties in long term water contact at 100°C and higher, have the highest HDT-A in their class and show very good chemical resistance.

The mechanical performance, surface finish and high weldline strength provide users in the water management and food contact industry with important advantages when designing parts. It allows for parts to have a better part reliability and/or thinner wall thicknesses. With EcoPaXX PA410, ForTii and ForTii Ace PPA, and Xytron PPS, DSM is a full solution provider to the food and drinking water contact market.

Most popular ForTii® food & drinking water contact grades

ForTii® WX11-FC

30% Glass Reinforced

ForTii® WX11-FC has excellent hydrolysis resistance, processability and surface quality and is ideal for complex and thin walled food and water contact applications. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

ForTii® WX11-FC has excellent hydrolysis resistance, processability and surface quality and is ideal for complex and thin walled food and water contact applications. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

ForTii® WX11-FC has excellent hydrolysis resistance, processability and surface quality and is ideal for complex and thin walled food and water contact applications. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

  • PA4T
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Drinking Water Grade

ForTii® Ace WX51-FC

30% Glass Reinforced

ForTii® Ace WX51-FC has best in class high temperature and wet mechanical performance, weldline strength and weldline strength retention in hot water and steam. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

ForTii® Ace WX51-FC has best in class high temperature and wet mechanical performance, weldline strength and weldline strength retention in hot water and steam. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

ForTii® Ace WX51-FC has best in class high temperature and wet mechanical performance, weldline strength and weldline strength retention in hot water and steam. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

  • PA4T
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Drinking Water Grade

ForTii® Ace WX53-FC

50% Glass Reinforced

ForTii® Ace WX53-FC has best in class high temperature and wet mechanical performance, weldline strength and weldline strength retention in hot water and steam. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

ForTii® Ace WX53-FC has best in class high temperature and wet mechanical performance, weldline strength and weldline strength retention in hot water and steam. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

ForTii® Ace WX53-FC has best in class high temperature and wet mechanical performance, weldline strength and weldline strength retention in hot water and steam. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

  • PA4T
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Drinking Water Grade

                                  

Featured applications

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.

Panhandle

Consumer goods |

High use temperature;Non-stick and easy to clean;Passes food contact regulation;Low oligomer content vs PA66

Pump Housings

Industrial equipment | Pumps & valves

Akulon® (UltraFlow) PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its good mechanical properties (stiffness and toughness), its better surface appearance in comparison with PA66; Akulon® UltraFlow PA6 allows for even more cost effective solutions, since it enables faster moulding in comparison with standard PA6 and enables thinner wall designs;EcoPaXX® Q-DWX10 is suitable for hot water contact, shows excellent hydrolysis resistance and does not crack in the pressure test at -1°C. EcoPaXX® Q-DWX10 is a cost effective, reliable solution and is partially biobased.;ForTii® Ace WX53-FC is suitable for hot water contact, shows excellent hydrolysis resistance of the weldline strength and has great surface appearance. ForTii® Ace WX53-FC is suitable for industrial pumps and valves in for water and food contact applications operating at temperatures up to 130°C.

Faucet mixing valve

Building & construction | Water management

EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for reliable solutions due to its superior toughness, its improved bonding strength, its high hydrolytic stability (NSF61 is hot water certified) and its excellent dimensional stability; EcoPaXX® PA410 leads to sustainable solutions since it is partly bio-based

Kitchen utensils

Consumer goods |

High use temperature;Non-stick and easy to clean;Passes food contact regulation;Low oligomer content vs PA66

Pipe Fittings

Building & construction | Water management

Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its good mechanical properties (stiff and tough) and its better surface appearance than PA66; Stanyl® PA46 allows for more economical and reliable solutions than PES or PPSU also as a result of a very good creep resistance at elevated temperatures;Xytron™ PPS can provide super hydrolysis.

Soft touch in spatulas and kitchenware

Consumer goods | Household utensils

Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions because of its excellent adhesion with PBT in 2K injection moulding, its superb scratch resistance (which make kitchen tools look better even after years of intensive usage), its chemical resistance (dish washer proof) and its approvals for direct food contact

ForTii® - the PPA with power

ForTii is a platform of high performance semi-aromatic polyamides (PPA) based on the unique “C4” diamine technology that enables best-in-class mechanical properties due to the optimized crystallization morphology.

In addition, ForTii offers a unique balance of properties, including excellent dimensional stability, compatibility with lead free reflow soldering, and the highest stiffness and mechanical strength at extreme temperatures. 

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