VESTAKEEP® PEEK—Quality at the Highest Level
Evonik markets its VESTAKEEP® PEEK molding compounds worldwide. A proven quality management system ensures a high level of quality for our PEEK products, from development through production and to quality assurance. Our system is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and we’re constantly optimizing it. Many customers have tested this quality system over the years and can attest to its excellence.
We’re thoroughly familiar with the various specifications and test standards of individual markets. Working in close collaboration with our VESTAKEEP® PEEK customers, we include in our services all the necessary information and resources, including access to a very wide range of test equipment.
Regulations in Europe—EU Status
n the European Union, unreinforced and glass fiber-reinforced VESTAKEEP® PEEK compounds are approved for contact with foodstuffs because the monomers and additives on which they are based are on the positive list of Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011. Restrictive migration values must be observed on the finished article and, for glass fiber-reinforced VESTAKEEP® PEEK grades, special marketing conditions and conditions of use must also be observed (principle of "Mutual Recognition”).
Please contact us at any rate if you’re using VESTAKEEP® PEEK for contact with food. Our Environment, Health, Safety, & Quality department will check and confirm the approval for your selected molding compound.
Regulations in USA—FDA Status
In the United States, FDA Regulation 21 CFR, § 177.2415 covers polyaryletherketone polymers (PEEK) that come into contact with food. Since the polymers on which the unreinforced and glass fiber-reinforced VESTAKEEP® PEEK compounds are based meet these regulations (except VESTAKEEP® 1000), these compounds are suitable for food contact applications in the United States for articles intended for repeated use.
In this case also, please contact us for any case of VESTAKEEP® PEEK use involving food contact. Our Environment, Health, Safety & Quality department will check and confirm the approval for your selected compound.