FDA authorises superabsorbents in packaging
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised the use of BASF
superabsorbents in indirect food contact packaging.
The superabsorbent is manufactured and sold worldwide by BASF under the
brand name LuquasorbÂ® FP 800
. The authorisation includes packaging for
Superabsorbents are crosslinked polyacrylates that can absorb and bind huge
amounts of liquid: up to 500 times their weight, able to absorb leaking liquids
such as traces of blood or watery juices and bind them, making the food stay
fresh for longer.
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