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Materials for
Food Contact Applications

From soft-touch grips that make personal care products easier to handle, to household items that keep our food fresh, our materials find themselves in a myriad of consumer goods applications that serve our wellbeing.  Choose from hundreds of off-the-shelf options or ask us to modify based on desired functionality.

The brand names ALPHAMED, ALPHASEAL, EVOPRENE, MEXIFLEX, VINASTAB, and VYTHENE are trademarks of Alphagary/Mexichem.
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PVC compounds

Flexible and rigid compounds for extrusion and molding:  ALPHAMED

Designed for cap seals:  ALPHASEAL

Flexible compounds with bio-based plasticizer:  SUPERKLEEN

Flexible and rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) compounds formulated with food-contact ingredients for applications such as beverage tubing or cap liner seals.  Grades with NSF approvals available.

TPE compounds

Designed for cap seals:  ALPHASEAL

Flexible compounds for extrusion and molding:

EVOPRENE R-90 series are flexible TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) compounds for extrusion & molding food contact, skin contact, toy, and other applications that do NOT require biocompatibility or cytotoxicity testing.  Migration testing should be performed as per application requirements.

ALPHASEAL TPE compounds are designed for cap seals.

EVA compounds

Designed for cap seals

Flexible EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) compounds designed with low taste and odor properties.  Compounds are latex free and Bisphenol-A free and can withstand both hot and cold temperatures. 

Additives for PVC

Typical Applications

Our materials are used in a vast array of applications - here are some examples.  We have numerous off-the-shelf options and often custom-formulate a material to fit customer specifications.  By understanding the necessary performance criteria, we can recommend suitable candidates and work side-by-side throughout the approval process.

Applications requiring food-grade ingredients

Put our experience to work.

Consistency with every blend

We understand how important it is for materials to perform consistently and reliably. That’s why we have adopted fixed practices that govern formulation integrity, process control and data acquisition. Customers trust us for this assurance so they can focus on creating dependable and functional products that enhance our lives every day.   so critical to our health and wellbeing.

Regulatory Expertise

We have full-time regulatory expertise to help navigate everchanging regulations. And we’re transparent with reporting information. In our Safety Data Sheets, made for each product, we report Substances of Very High Concern, phthalate content, and REACH, RoHS, and Prop 65 information along with the necessary safety precautions typically found on a safety data sheets. Our customers find this information very helpful as they answer regulations and apply for third-party approval.

Dedicated R&D Team

With fully appointed laboratory resources and decades of hands-on experience, we work closely with customers to choose the right candidates off-the-shelf or re-engineer based on performance requirements.  Working with a variety of polymers means we have a broad range of solutions to choose from.

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