CLEARGAF filter bags from Eaton Filtration are the first and only series of filter bags specifically designed for the requirements of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. These filter bags are the only filratration bags that offer fully FDA compliant materials per 21 CFR 177, independent testing and certification, are fully EC compliant per Directive 2002/72/EC, and special single packaging and warehouse control.
The use of polymers is often limited to products such as CLEARGAF Filter Bags, which are made from materials that have been documented as safe in food applications. CLEARGAF Filter Bags conform to both US FDA and European EC regulations. The difference between the FDA and EC regulations is one of degree. FDA regulation limits on migration are proportional to weight. EC limits, however, are based on area, and must be demonstrated in tests on finished articles. For heavy material, the EC limits can be up to 50 times more restrictive than the FDA ones.
All Eaton Cleargaf filtration bags have been tested, evaluated and certified for EC migration performance by an independent food research institute, and are made only from materials listed in the US Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 Part 177. No other materials are added during the fabrication of these filter bags. CLEARGAF Filter Bags are manufactured under special
conditions to ensure that they contain no contamination. Immediately after manufacture, each of the filter bags is individually sealed in protective plastic packaging to keep them contamination-free.