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Food Contact Materials

 

Aaron Industries Corp. has received a letter of no objection from the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Center of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition for our recycling process to produce post-consumer recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and post-consumer recycled polystyrene (PS) that is suitable for food contact applications.

AARO-GREEN® HDPE and ARO-GREEN® PS are intended for use at levels up to 100% recycled content in manufacturing single use food-contact articles, such as disposable cutlery and trays, caps, closures, and lids for food service.  The finished articles may contact all food types under Conditions of Use C through G.

 

AARO-GREEN® Recycled Polystyrene

Test ASTM/ Method ARPS100-1-NOL GPPS Black ARPS100-1-NOL-N GPPS Natural ARPS100-2-NOL MIPS Black ARPS100-3-NOL HIPS Black
Physical
Specific gravity D 792 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05
Melt flow (g/10 min) D 1238 6 5 5 6
Mold shrinkage - 1/8" specimen (in/in) D 955 0.006 0.006 0.006 0.006
Mechanical @ 73°F
Tensile strength (psi) D 638 6,400 6,400 3,200 3,200
Flexural modulus (psi) D 790   410,000    410,000    240,000    260,000 
Izod impact, notched (ft-lbs/in) D 256 0.5 0.5 1.5 2.0
Thermal
Deflection temperature (°F) D 648 190 190 - -

AARO-GREEN® Recycled Polyethylene

Test ASTM/ Method ARPE310-NOL PE Mixed Color ARPE310-NOL-N PE Natural
Physical
Specific gravity D 792 0.945 0.945
Melt flow (g/10 min) D 1238 6 6
Mold shrinkage - 1/8" specimen (in/in) D 955 0.020 0.020
Mechanical @ 73°F
Tensile strength (psi) D 638 3,800 3,800
Flexural modulus (psi) D 790   190,000    190,000 
Izod impact, notched (ft-lbs/in) D 256 1 1
Thermal
Deflection temperature (°F) D 648 185 185

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