Intertek Completes Testing Program for Quadrant’s Food Grade Product Line

  Intertek Completes Testing Program for Quadrant’s Food Grade Product Line

Quadrant’s semi-finished polymer materials product line for food contact has
been tested for overall and specific migration according to the European food
contact regulation EU 10/2011.

Business Wire

GELEEN, Netherlands -- March 14, 2013

Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide
range of industries around the world, has successfully completed a European
Union (EU) 10/2011 testing program of over 30 grades of food contact stock
shape materials for Quadrant. Within the EU, all plastic food contact
materials intended to come into contact with food must comply with the
European regulation No. 10/2011.

Quadrant, the global producer of polymer stock shape materials and solutions
for food processing and packaging, aerospace, electronics, chemical
processing, life sciences and more, selected Intertek as an independent
service provider for this critical testing program. Quadrant's food contact
materials products sold as food grade approved have been tested on the stock
shape according to the relevant regulations for intended applications. The
successful completion of the product compliance screening program was
facilitated through close cooperation between Intertek and Quadrant.

Intertek food contact compliance services provided to Quadrant included
overall and specific migration testing according to the relevant European
regulations. The testing program was based on product composition data and
applications supplied by Quadrant. The test data supports a broad range of
applications for these materials as all materials were tested under worst-case
scenarios. Explicit information on the materials application and usage can be
obtained from Quadrant and are described in their Declaration of Compliance

Ulf Barth, Global Market Segment Manager Food Processing & Packaging, Quadrant
EPP commented:
“We are very pleased with the timely completion of this comprehensive testing
process by the Intertek team. It allows Quadrant to serve the food market with
the broadest range of thermoplastic stock materials fulfilling the newest
demands specified by EU 10/2011.”

Learn more about Intertek food contact approval services:

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About Intertek

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.
From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality
assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products,
processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and
offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports
companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to
meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance,
integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit

About Quadrant EPP

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (Quadrant EPP) is the world’s leading
manufacturer of semi-finished products. Quadrant EPP’s materials range from
UHMW polyethylene, nylon and acetal to ultra-high performance polymers that
resist temperatures to over 425°C. The company’s rods, sheets, tubes and
custom shapes are used to machine parts for the food processing and packaging
sectors, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, electronics, chemical
processing, life sciences, energy and diverse industrial equipment. Quadrant
EPP also manufactures finished products for these industries. Products and
services are available through a worldwide network of branch offices,
technical support centres and authorized dealers. Learn more about Quadrant
EPP at


Intertek Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
Nadine Thomis, Business Development Consultant Regulatory
Intertek Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
Chantal Haarmann, European Marketing and Communication Manager
Telephone: +31 (0)88 126 8888
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products
Sigrid Dopfer, Marketing Communications Manager Europe
Tel. +41 62 885 8443
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