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Lead-free rubber radiation shielding curtains from become first to meet 3-A sanitary standard

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Lead-free rubber radiation shielding curtains from become first to meet 3-A sanitary standard

Flexible radiation shielding used on food scanners conforms to a range of FDA, EU & USDA requirements for Food Contact Materials

March 18, 2021 – The Woodlands, TX –, a company providing x-ray curtains to protect from radiation exposure in food screening, airport security, medical imaging and industrial settings, today announced that their food contact x-ray curtains are the first to have met the sanitation standards for product contact materials used in USDA regulated facilities.

Since 2009, has offered Food Contact X-ray curtains which conform to FDA requirements under 21 CFR 177.2600.  These products meet the extraction standard required for rubber articles intended for repeated use in contact with aqueous foods and fatty foods, such as raw meat, fish and poultry. 

“Manufacturers of meat and dairy products strive to deliver the most sanitary conditions possible through the use of cutting-edge components like our lead-free radiation shielding curtains for food inspection systems,” said Kevin Drumm, Founder of “We’re proud to be the only manufacturer of x-ray curtains for food safety screening to meet these standards set by the FDA and the USDA. Our goal is to ensure that our customers are using the highest quality product for x-ray shielding in food safety.”

The Food Contact X-ray curtains have been evaluated according to the test procedures contained in the “3-A Sanitary Standard for Multiple-Use Rubber and Rubber Like Materials Used as Product Contact Surfaces.”  Under this 3-A Standard Number 18-03, the material meets the requirements for a Class IV material, suitable for product contact and cleaning and bactericidal treatment temperatures up to 180 F (82 C).  

Cabinet x-ray systems are used for inspection in a wide variety of applications such as food inspection, security scanning, or industrial product testing usually require a set of flexible x-ray shielding curtains to protect personnel from radiation while the product is moving through the inspection zone.  These curtains need to be replaced many times during the service life of the machine.  They are checked for wear during daily or weekly inspections, and certified during the annual mandated radiation inspection. Choosing the right curtain for the setting is important for safety, performance and regulatory conformance. offers a wide selection of x-ray curtains and custom panels for nearly every x-ray scanner system in the industry. 

About USDA 3-A Safety Standards

The 3-A Sanitary Standards provide design criteria for equipment and processing systems developed using a modern consensus process based on ANSI requirements to promote acceptance by USDA, FDA and state regulatory authorities. 3-A standards for safe food practices and adequate sanitation ensure that equipment can be adequately cleaned and sanitized and that surfaces are resistant to corrosive food products and cleaning and sanitizing chemicals.

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About is a trade name for Intech Partners, LLC, located in Houston, Texas.  Since 2004, has been providing radiation shielding materials for x-ray inspection systems, medical imaging centers, airport security and industrial operations. Customers in over 60 countries have chosen for their radiation protection materials for their custom solutions, fast delivery, high quality and the wide selection of x-ray curtains that conform to regulations for radiation shielding and food manufacturing.

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