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Our X-ray Curtains Comply with FDA and EU Food-Contact Requirements

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Our X-ray Curtains Comply with FDA and EU Requirements for Direct Food Contact

In 2011, we introduced a new type of x-ray curtain to the packaging industry, which was compliant with direct food contact regulations under FDA regulation 21 CFR 177.2600 (e) and (f). This was the only x-ray curtain available to meet this designation, which is of primary importance for any food manufacturing facility which requires x-ray inspection.

Updated regulations in the European Union created the need for an improved product which would meet similar guidelines under regulation (EC) 1935/2004. The regulations required a slightly different formulation than employed for the US FDA compliance, so a new product was developed. Available in 0.125 mm and 0.25 mm Pb equivalencies, these lead free curtains comply with the most stringent European Union requirements for direct food contact.

X-ray Curtain Shields for use on food scanners in direct contact with food. Lead-free shielding equivalent of 0.25 mm Pb has been obtained through replacing Lead with other suitable metals.

By applying a special PTFE coating, a high level of slippage and abrasion resistance of the surface is achieved. A thin polymer matrix in the center increases the pull out strength of the material, allowing it to be used even in cases where heavy product is being inspected.

Click this link view our inventory of Food Contact X-ray Curtains.

Panels or custom curtains product can be ordered directly via our website for immediate shipment. Samples of material are available by sending an email to sales@leadfreeshields.com.


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