About Lékué Plastic
What Is Plastic?
Plastic originates from organic compounds derived from petroleum or other natural substances. There are currently over 2000 types. They are synthetic materials that can be used in numerous everyday objects such as toys, remote controls, food packaging, computer peripherals and car parts, among others.
Is It Really Safe For Plastic To Come Into Contact With Food?
Plastic is one of the most widely-used materials in the food industry, especially in the production of food packaging. This is why they have been more strictly controlled and monitored by the European Commission, to ensure that these materials and safe and do not alter the food in any way and therefore do not pose a threat when it is consumed.
How Is The Quality Of The Plastic And Lékué Products Guaranteed?
Lékué is supplied with plastics that undergo rigorous manufacturing controls which guarantee that they comply with the strictest international standards for products that come into direct contact with food according to the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) for the European Union and the FDA for the USA.
Is Cooking Safe?
Lékué plastic products coming into contact with the food during cooking is completely safe. They all meet the technical, quality and design requirements necessary to guarantee safe cooking. Furthermore, before any product is launched, through cooking tests are performed to verify their functionality and ergonomics.
What Is The Maximum Temperature Tolerated By Plastic?
The Lékué range includes various kinds of plastics, depending on their use. A specific temperature is specified for each plastic, as summarized on the table below.
Can It Be Used In Microwave Ovens?
Not all plastics are suitable for use in microwaves. This is why the type of plastic chosen for Lékué products depends on what they will each be used for, and it is necessary to follow our recommendations for proper use and operation.
What Are The Main Advantages Of The Plastics Used By Lékué?
In addition to the correct use of the material, Lékué researches the main characteristics or properties necessary for each product to facilitate each step, and therefore meet the needs of the consumer. In case of plastic, the main characteristics are strength, lightness and durability for safe and practical use.
Is Plastic Easy To Clean?
All plastics used in the manufacture of Lékué products are very easy to clean. This can be done by hand with a neutral soap, without using abrasives. A dishwasher is only recommended if it can be programmed at temperatures that do not exceed those specified on the above table and if they are placed on the top shelf of the dishwasher, unless they are products made from SBS plastic, in which case they are not suitable for dishwashers.
How Many Types Of Plastic Are There And How Are They Classified?
There are numerous types of plastics that are classified according to a number coding system which appears in the center of this international symbol. This symbol indicates the right way to recycle it and its environmental impact.
What Is Bisphenol? Are Lékué Products BPA Free?
Bisphenol-A is a compound that is used in the production of Polycarbonate (PC). However, none of the plastics used in Lékué products contain Bisphenol, guaranteeing that there is no risk to health.