Food contact materials made of plastic

Plastics come into contact with food in various ways, e.g. in the form of drinks bottles, film packaging, kitchen utensils or during production in the form of seals and conveyor belts.

Food contact materials made of plastic can be drinks bottles.
Plastics can be manufactured from diverse materials such as polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polystyrene (PS).

Analysis and consulting - our range of services:

  • Conformity testing of plastics with food contact (Plastic Implementation Measurement (PIM)) as per Regulation (EU) no. 10/2011
  • Global migration, specific migration (SML – Specific Migration Limit) as per Annexes I and II of Regulation (EU) no. 10/2011 and analysis of residual monomer contents
  • Sensory testing (DIN 10955)
  • GC-MS screening of migration to ethanol or Tenax for NIAS
  • Testing according to German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) requirements
  • Creation of test plans
  • Checking supporting documents
  • Support in creating the declaration of conformity
  • Further harmful substances such as PAHs, phthalates, heavy metals
  • Plastics identification (IR)

We are also happy to support you with respect to any special questions concerning the individual materials:

  • Analysis of the migration of melamine and formaldehyde from food contact items made of melamine formaldehyde resins
  • Analysis of the migration of primary aromatic amines in polyamide plastics, e.g. spatulas
  • Analysis of isocyanates in polyurethanes
  • Analysis of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE)

Your contact for analysis and consulting for food contact materials

Remy Reboulet