Foodgrade and flexiblity without compromise. viscotec's decontamination technology exceeds highest food grade standards like EFSA and FDA.
Identification of contaminants: “Roast test”
By heating up PET flake samples discoloration of its contaminants is achieved. Impurities like PVC, glue, polyolefins etc. can be optically detected and quantified.
iV – intrinsic viscosity measurement
Pre-dried PET flakes and pellets are melted and pressed with a defined pressure through a defined die at a certain temperature. The flow speed determines the iV value.
Surface moisture test
PET pellets or flakes are heated up to 160 °C so that the surface moisture vaporizes. The moisture content is calculated by relating the starting to the final weight of the sample.
GC – gas chromatographic analysis
Detection and quantification of the typical rPET substances Acetaldehyde (AA) and Limonene. A report including the chromatogram is provided.
Color measurement of rPET (amorphous PET after extrusion and/or crystalline PET after SSP) according to the L*a*b*- system. These three color values are decisive for the application.
The benefits of these services are a documented quality assessment acc. to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) with a regular quality control including a compact material analysis and structured report, which strengthens the customers position towards suppliers.