BASF has started offering a portfolio of engineering plastics specially designed for applications that come into contact with drinking water.
The products from its Ultramid (PA), Ultradur (PBT) and Ultraform (POM) lines that have been approved for drinking water will now bear the additional trade mark designation 'Aqua' in their names.
Examples of this are Ultramid A3EG10 FC Aqua, Ultradur B4300G6 FC Aqua and Ultraform N2320 FC Aqua.
The portfolio in the drinking water realm is complemented by the proven and high-temperature-resistant polyaryl sulfones Ultrason P3010 and Ultrason S3010.
In addition to complying with the regulations for contact with drinking water, these plastics are also approved for food contact and are produced according to good manufacturing practices.
The special requirements made of plastics that come into contact with drinking water include very low migration values, a high level of taste neutrality and confirmation that long-term contact with the plastic will not cause accelerated algae growth.
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