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White paper “Risk Assessment of NIAS in Food Contact Adhesives”

NIAS is the abbreviation for ‘non-intentionally added substances’. This term was first mentioned in the Plastics Regulation, Regulation (EU) No 10/2011…

Author: Dr. Monika Tönnießen, Dr. Matthias Frischmann

Topics: Risk assessment, NIAS, Analytics

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White paper “Primary aromatic amines”

The term Primary aromatic amine (PAA) refers to certain chemical substances from the wider chemical group of amines which notably carry a so-called aromatic ring. They are used…

Author: Dr. Dennis Bankmann, Dr. Roberto Pela

Topics: Flexible packaging, Legal requirements, PAA

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White paper “Henkel‘s Food Contact Statement”

As producer of packaging adhesives Henkel is part of the supply chain for food contact materials. Following the...

Author: Dr. Monika Tönnießen

Topics: Food contact materials, Framework regulation, SML, good manufacturing practice

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White paper „Plasticizer in Food Contact Materials and Adhesives“

Plasticizers are additives that increase the plasticity or fluidity of a material. The use of plasticizers allows improved compound processing characteristics. At the same time it provides flexibility in the final product.

Author: Dr. Monika Tönnießen, Hartmut Büsching

Topics: low migration, food contact, Migration, Plasticizer, internal and external plasticizer, plasticizer-free

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White paper “Mineral Oil Components in Food Packaging Adhesives”

The term mineral oil is not well-defined. There are different understandings what “mineral oil” means. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) defines mineral oil as follows …

Author: Dr. Monika Tönnießen

Topics: Migration, Mineral oil, MOSH, MOAH, MOH

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White paper “Ways to improve food safety”

A minimized risk of migration is the key to save food packaging. The transfer of substances between foodstuff and the packaging material can be influenced…

Author: Dr. Monika Tönnießen

Topics: barrier, Migration, Legal requirements

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White paper “How demographic changes impact the packaging design”

According to recent reports, the number of people aged 65 and older will triple by 20501. By 2055, more than half the German population will be older than 65...

Author: Henkel

Topics: Packaging Design, Demographic Change, Easy-to-open, Reclosability, Readability

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White paper “Raw Materials for Packaging Hotmelts - Points to consider”

This white paper shows the meticulous work of our professionals during the selection of raw materials for our food safe packaging adhesives...

Author: Ralf Eberhardt

Topics: Raw material, Packaging Hotmelts, product development

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White paper “Influenceable factors for migration”

There are several points, which do have an essential influence on migration.

Author: Dr. Monika Tönniessen

Topics: food packaging, risk minimization, Migration

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White paper “Guidelines for food contact materials besides plastics”

In Europe, there are two important regulations for food contact materials: Framework Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 and the...

Author: Dr. Monika Tönnießen

Topics: Food contact materials, GMP, good manufacturing practice, framework regulation

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White paper “Migration and migration testing”

A wide range of standardized migration tests have been established in order to determine if food packaging really is food-safe...

Author: Dr. Matthias Frischmann

Topics: food contact, specific migration limit, Migration test, overall migration limit, OML

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White paper “Food contact legislation”

Article 14 of the European Food Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 states that “food shall not be placed on the market if it is unsafe...

Author: Dr. Monika Tönnießen

Topics: food packaging, food contact legislation, framework regulation, adhesives

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White paper “Safe adhesives for flexible food packaging”

Flexible packaging for the food industry has gained more and more market share from the “traditional packaging” e.g. tin cans...

Author: Regina Müller

Topics: Flexible packaging, polyurethane, laminating adhesives, solvent-free

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White paper “The requirements for self adhesive labels”

There are new challenges for self adhesive labels like flexible packaging applications. In the production of cheese and meat…

Author: Elodie Picard

Topics: FDA, Pressure sensitive adhesives, Labeling, food contact adhesives

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White paper “The AQUENCE FiberPlus product range”

On the technical and equipment-related side, the tissue industry is very advanced and has continuously increasing standards...

Author: Jenna Könneke

Topics: Tissue converting, water dispersible, product performance test, food contact

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White paper “Food safety in tissue converting adhesives”

The tissue industry is usually not the first market which is associated with food safety requirements for its products and packaging...

Author: Jenna Könneke

Topics: Tissue converting, Food safety, Kitchen towels, Core winding, Tail sealing, Wet tack

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White paper “Low migration waterbased adhesives for paper converting”

Stringent migration limits and a complex legal situation regarding food packages pose an increasing challenge to the packaging industry...

Author: Oliver Klewe

Topics: Migration limit, paper converting, low migration, water-based adhesives, Aquence

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White paper “How to determine safety of a food contact adhesive”

The analysis of not listed substances is one of the important tasks of our food packaging team. For the risk assessment we closely collaborate with...

Author: Dr. Jörg Feesche

Topics: Risk assessment, Food contact materials, Framework regulation

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White paper “Legal advancements and risk minimization in food packaging”

In recent years, a series of recalls involving everything from chicken and beef to peanuts, spinach and dog food has impacted...

Author: John Rye

Topics: FSMA legislation, food packaging, risk minimization

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White paper “Some tips to prevent contamination”

Contamination of foodstuff is an important issue for the consumers. To avoid contamination and to protect our food against...

Author: Dr. Monika Tönnießen

Topics: NIAS, contamination

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White paper “FSSC 22000: Food safety benchmark for hotmelt adhesive”

At first glance, production of hot melt adhesives may seem to be isolated from food safety. In fact, packaging material suppliers and food …

Author: Gregory Flemming

Topics: Hotmelt adhesive, FSSC 22000, food and beverage packaging

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