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Food safe?

Posted by L4nce0 
Food safe?
December 01, 2011 06:32PM
Hi guys! Sorry if this has been asked before, nothing popped up.

Anyways I was wondering if PLA from our prusas is food safe. IE if I made special bowls, utensils, or any weird sciency device I can think of, would I have any issues for my own health, and if I will have any legal liabilities. I can think of a few way out there idea, say a hookah base for my roommate.

Re: Food safe?
December 01, 2011 09:20PM
From a legal standpoint, nothing is food safe, unless it is documented as food safe.

From a practical standpoint, you can't trust colored PLA to be food safe, because you've got no idea what dyes and binders were added to it.

You might argue that natural PLA would be food safe, except that you can't guarantee that the guy who extruded the filament didn't just finish cleaning his extruder with MEK.

To be safe, you'll want to give the object a coat or two of food safe urethane.
Re: Food safe?
December 02, 2011 04:27AM
You may find that document interesting : [blog.thingiverse.com]
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