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Polyethylene Plastic PE Films Glossary

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FDA Approval    The US Food and Drug Administration never actually approves a resin for prolonged and direct food contact. A resin can only be listed as compliant with CFR 212, section 177.1520, 175:30 (or 21 CFR 177.1630 sections h(1), (ii) ) for prolonged and/or direct contact for food packaging.

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FLAME RETARDANT(FR)    PE film with additives to retard the natural flammability of polyethylene.
     
FRACTIONAL MELT   Resin which has a melt index less than 1.0, as measured by ASTM D 1238 (see melt index below), hence the name "fractional" .