Macro Plastics manufactures its products in a variety of high-quality materials:
Polyethylene (PE) is one of the most widely used plastic materials used in the manufacture of plastic packaging. The features of polyethylene include: excellent chemical resistance, ease of manufacturability, strength, and durability. PE is suited for typical manufacturing environments as the material remains stable at temperatures encountered in cold winters (below 0° F) and hot summers (just over 120° F). At temperatures exceeding 120°F, the material becomes rubbery, thereby reducing the strength properties.
Polypropylene (PP) is in the same family as polyethylene and offers excellent chemical resistance and ease of manufacturability that remain similar to PE. Polypropylene’s advantages over Polythyelene include its greater stiffness and elevated use temperature. Depending on the application, PP materials can retain their strength at temperatures exceeding 150ºF.
FDA-Approved Material Colors
Containers that service the food industry can be manufactured in FDA approved material colors. All material ingredients used in the manufacture of these finished products are approved as safe for direct contact applications with food. These materials have been tested and verified by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and are listed in 21 Code of Federal Regulations.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Statement
The requirements for chemical manufacturers and importers to provide material safety data sheets (MSDS) to their customers are found in the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hazard Communication Rule (29 C.F.R. Section 1910.1200). The products we manufacture and sell qualify as an “article” under that rule, and therefore are exempt from MSDS requirements.
Below is a summary of the relevant section:
1910.1200(b)(6)(v)(c) Hazard communication.
“Article” means a manufactured item other than a fluid or particle: (i) which is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture; (ii) which has end use function(s) dependent in whole or in part upon its shape or design during end use; and (iii) which under normal conditions of use does not release more than very small quantities, e.g., minute or trace amounts of a hazardous chemical (as determined under paragraph (d) of this section), and does not pose a physical hazard or health risk to employees.
If you should have additional questions, please call your Macro Plastics Sales Representative or Customer Service at 1.800.845-6555.