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HA07_SOLVAYSolvay Specialty Polymers, a leading global supplier of high-performance thermoplastics, announced today at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTC&OS) that the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified seven Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) and KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin grades under its NSF/ANSI 51 standard for food equipment materials. NSF’s certification greatly expands Solvay’s broad and growing portfolio of high-performance materials solutions targeting the manufacture of commercial food service equipment for aviation and rail transport, as well as hotel, catering and domestic applications. Target applications further encompass boilers, beverage dispensers, water tanks, cutting boards and stock pots, in addition to related components like tubing, gaskets, chassis, pistons and valves. Three glass-filled Amodel PPA grades, offered as black and naturally colored options, constitute six of the newly certified grades. They include Amodel FC-1140 (40% glass fiber), Amodel FC-1150 (50% glass fiber) and Amodel FC-1160 (60% glass fiber). The seventh NSF-certified product is KetaSpire KT-880 NT PEEK, an unreinforced resin characterized by outstanding wear and abrasion resistance combined with high surface hardness, best-in-class fatigue performance, and excellent chemical resistance. All of these materials are certified under NSF/ANSI 51 for applications reaching 100°C (212°F), but retain their excellent mechanical properties at continuous-use temperatures up to 120°C (248°F). They provide reliable, long-term performance, as well as strong resistance to oils, greases, hot water, steam and common household cleaners and descalers.