To prevent food from being contaminated by harmful substances, there are various standards and laws that define the composition of contact materials. The most important of these regulations are provided by the FDA, the EU Regulation EC Nr. 1935/2004 and country-specific regulations such as the guidelines of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). Currently, the regulations use a positive list that defines all possible materials that can be used.


European Union United States
(EG) Nr. 1935/2004 Food & drug administration
County Specific Regulation as. e.g. BfR 177 2600

Compounds AG offers a variety of compounds that are suitable for use in contact with food. If you need rubber components with FDA or EC 1935/2004 conformity, use the Compounds AG FoodFlex mixtures, which can be used for many applications. All raw materials used have a certificate or are in the positive list and monitored on a regular basis. These compounds are available in the materials EPDM, NBR, NR and FKM with different hardness. We develop new mixture recipes for special requirements.

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Why Foodflex

  • Years of experience in formulation
  • Wide spectrum of available raw materials
  • All raw materials with FDA certificate
  • Highest quality standards – Swiss Made
  • Own laboratory allows quick analytic of compounds and raw materials
  • Own Production for rubber compounds, unvulcanized rubber films and extruded profiles

What regulations are there?

There are currently two standards that regulate the use of materials in the food industry: For the European legal area, the EC 1935/2004 and the national supplements for rubber (e.g. the guidelines of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)) apply in principle. The regulation of the FDA usually must be provided for use in the USA.

Both regulations pursue the fundamental goal of not impairing health and food.


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