Plastics for Food Contact

When you require high purity coupled with superior color performance, we offer a full range of specialty carbon blacks products that meet strict food contact requirements for use in plastics applications, including those established by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Union.


Many national and regional laws restrict the additives that can be incorporated into plastics food contact materials and articles. We offer an expanded portfolio of products that meet the requirements of the FDA, the European Plastics Regulation, the South American Mercosur Regulation, the Switzerland Ordinance, the Japan Hygienic Olefin and Styrene Plastics Association (JHOSPA) recommendations, and Chinese legislation. 

Customers requiring exceptional color and opacity performance for their food contact applications can turn to us to meet their performance and regulatory needs. Our technical sales and service teams are available to work with you and provide additional product information and support to aid in your selection of the best product for your specific application. Regardless of your application, our product offerings provide differentiated performance and reliable quality.

Upcoming Events

K Fair 2016

K Fair 2016

October 19-26, 2016
Messe Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany
Booth 6E62, Hall 6

Visit us at K 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for the plastics and rubber, where we will be showcasing our full portfolio of specialty carbon blacks, black masterbatches and conductive compounds and concentrates, as well as our latest product and application innovations.

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We believe that we now offer the broadest range of specialty carbon blacks that are certified to facilitate compliance with the new REACH requirements. We have been a leader in providing high purity carbon blacks, including those used in applications that need to comply with EU food contact legislation requirements.

“Carbon blacks get fit for the future,” Compounding World
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Product Name Product Description Datasheet SDS

The first European manufactured black masterbatch, based on a furnace process carbon black, to fully comply with the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 178 Section 178.3297 Colorants for Polymers) and all applicable food additive regulations for coloring single-use food packaging.

Specialty Carbon Blacks

Product Name Product Description Datasheet SDS

A cost-efficient carbon black for ultraviolet (UV) protection and covering power in a variety of plastic film applications, especially in agricultural film.


A specialty carbon black that meets U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for use in plastics. It offers medium jetness, blue undertone, and excellent dispersibility and masterbatch dilutability.


A specialty carbon black offering superior cleanliness (with our strictest Fine Screen Delta P limits), deep color, and processability (higher masterbatch loadings) for fiber applications.


An engineered pigment black that is the industry standard for color in plastics offering a balance of properties offering high jetness, blue undertone, ultraviolet (UV) protection and low viscosity.


A specialty carbon black offering superior dispersion combined with a balance of color strength, ultraviolet (UV) protection and masterbatch loading. It is well-suited for various applications, including engineering resin plastic molding.


A high purity specialty carbon black for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) applications offering very high jetness and blue undertone.


A multipurpose specialty carbon black for color and ultraviolet (UV) performance across plastics applications.


A specialty carbon black that is an industry standard for ultraviolet (UV) protection in plastic applications, such as pressure pipe, cable jacketing and agricultural films.


A carbon black that offers a balance of color and viscosity where superior jetness is required for interior/exterior automotive, electronic, appliance and business machine applications.


A medium color fluffy carbon black designed for coatings and liquid dispersions, and delivers superior dispersion while offering color.


U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation 21CFR 178.3297 Colorants for Polymers has been amended to allow the use of high-purity furnace blacks. This carbon black product is compliant with the amended regulation and may by used at up to 2.5% loading to make articles intended for use in producing, manufacturing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting or holding food under all temperatures.