Do filaments that are commonly-used in 3D Printers meet the requirements of Food Safety Regulators in various regions around the world (eg US, EU, Korea, India, etc)?

The most common 3D Printing filaments are:

  1. PLA
  2. ABS
  3. PETG
  4. TPU

Has the NSF or CE made official statements explicitly about the above-listed materials satisfying their regulatory requirements?

  • That's an awful lot of different administrations to trawl through. Please limit the question to the ones you are interested in.
    – bob1
    Mar 29 at 19:12
  • Yeah, as is this question combines like 16 questions in one. Please narrow it down to one at a time. As-is, you're asking someone to write a research paper for you.
    – FuzzyChef
    Mar 29 at 21:32
  • Not a definitive answer, but I'm looking at nylon filament that meets FDA 21 CFR 177.1395 and FDA 21 CFR 177.1500. It appears to be about twice as expensive as similar non-compliant filament.
    – vir
    Mar 29 at 22:27
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    If you just follow your links, for example PET is definitely used for food packaging. So the material as such is food safe. I don't know whether there are additional constraints due to the manufacturing process.
    – quarague
    Apr 3 at 9:56


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