Saint-Gobain Launches Phthalate-Free Tubing Solution for Food and Beverage Processors

New Tygon® S³ Line Helps Manufacturers Advance Food Safety and Sustainability without Sacrificing Performance

Akron, OHIO - Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) announces Tygon® S³, a Safe, Smart and Sustainable product transfer solution that is the first bio-based and phthalate-free tubing. Building upon the company's high-performance portfolio of product transfer technologies, Tygon S³ represents the next generation of flexible tubing from Saint-Gobain and enables food and beverage manufacturers to advance food safety and sustainability measures without sacrificing performance.

Phthalates are commonly used in the plastics industry as a plasticizer to increase tubing's flexibility, transparency, durability and longevity. However, with increasingly stringent legislation around the world, processors anticipate transitioning to equipment that eliminates phthalates altogether.

Tygon S3 complies with FDA, NSF and 3-A requirements for food & beverage applications as well as with Japan Food Sanitation Law # 370/1959. Additionally, Tygon S3 complies with European regulations (10/2011/EU) for many food and beverage applications when used as instructed. The complete compliance information and use instructions can be found at

As an alternative to phthalates, Tygon S³ uses a bio-based material as a plasticizer, which provides exceptional durability and longevity compared to other solutions on the market. Food and beverage processors can also leverage the sustainability benefits of this material to reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chains.

To help CPGs and other manufacturers enhance their food safety and sustainability measures, the bio-based solution will become available in Q1 of 2013.

"In today's fast-paced media landscape, consumers are more engaged than ever before with the food processing industry," said Iuliana Nita, Global Marketing Manager, Food & Beverage, Process Systems division at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. "We're very proud to offer the first bio-based, non-phthalate tubing solution to help manufacturers proactively advance both the food safety and sustainability components of their operations without having to compromise productivity - or their bottom line."

Manufacturers interested in learning more about Tygon S³ can contact:

Iuliana Nita

Global Marketing Manager, Food & Beverage, Process Systems division at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics


About Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Corporation, one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world and a leading producer of construction products, flat glass, high-performance materials and packaging. The Process Systems division of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics produces critical connections through a broad range of customized material solutions and capabilities to help customers achieve safety, performance and brand assurance in the aerospace, chemical and food & beverage industries. For more information, visit

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