• October 21, 2021
  • EFSA

EFSA | Safety assessment of the process Sulpet Pla´sticos, based on Starlinger deCON technology, used to recycle post-consumer PET into food contact materials


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The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) assessed the safety of the recycling process Sulpet Plásticos (EU register number RECYC221), which uses the Starlinger deCON technology. The input material is hot washed and dried poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) flakes originating from collected post‐consumer PET containers, e.g. bottles, including no more than 5% PET from non‐food consumer applications. The flakes are preheated before being submitted to solid‐state polycondensation (SSP) in a continuous reactor at high temperature under vacuum.

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