Benxi
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Evosmos, Thessaloniki - Greece

Chemical analysis

Chemical analysis

The main role of the food packaging material is to protect the product packed.

Tight sealing and keeping contamination out of the package are significant but the packaging material itself has to be inert to the product, for the whole shelf life period.

Framework regulation 1935/2004/EC establishes the measures and control tests that define a packaging material as inert to the product.

For complicated systems, like polymers, specific regulations and rules may apply. Legislation 10/2011/EC defines a positive list of substances that are allowed to be used for the manufacturing of food contact packaging and indicates the specific migration limits of the substances.
 

Our fully equipped laboratory can verify and provide certification, according to the aforementioned legislation, that the packaging material is appropriate for use as a food contact material.

As a result, the producer and the user of packaging materials offer a safe product to the final consumer.
 

The test methods seen below are applied to a variety of packaging material, depending on its intended use:

        • Overall migration of substances to the foodstuff in aqueous simulants A, B, C, D1, according to 10/2011/EC (Total immersion, cell, pouch)
          • Overall migration of substances to the foodstuff in simulant D2, according to 10/2011/EC (Total immersion, cell, pouch)
            • Overall migration of substances to the foodstuff in simulant E (Tenax), according to 10/2011/EC (Total immersion, cell, pouch)

           

            • Specific migration of primary aromatic amines (PAA)
            • Mineral oils (MOSH/MOAH) testing in paper packaging
              • Specific migration of mineral oils (MOSH/MOAH) in simulant E (Tenax)

             

              • Heavy metals analysis, for compliance with regulation 94/62/EC
          Cadmium (Cd)
          Hexavalent Chromium (Cr (VI))
          Lead (Pb)
          Mercury (Hg)

       

      • Shelf life testing in food products (please contact us for details)
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