IR-CLEAN®: FDA Approval for KREYENBORG Infrared Rotary Drum
If Post Consumer Recycling Materials are to be processed directly into PET Sheet, with a process authorized by FDA or by EFSA is an indispensable solution is required. With its IR-CLEAN® System, KREYENBORG now offers an attractive and low-cost alternative for Post-Consumer Materials and direct decontamination processing of PET – without any kind of vacuum technology.
The system is an advanced development in the process technology of the well-proven IRD Infrared Rotary Drum used in hundreds of industrial applications. The standard process of crystallization and drying of PET Post Consumer Bottle Flakes in the IRD has been refined by various changes in the process parameters and technical modifications – this has resulted in outstandingly good decontamination results which have been proven in tests in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV. The Food + Drug Administration FDA has issued a Letter of Non-Objection on the basis of these values. These results can also be used for the limits, fixed on behalf of the European Food Safety Authority EFSA – depending on the use of the end product up to 100% of Post-Consumer material.