Practical Guidance on Migration Testing for Compliance with Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 for Plastics
Food contact materials in the European Union (EU) are regulated by the Framework Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 and the GMP Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006. The Framework Regulation is implemented for plastics by the Plastics Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 and its amendments. The Plastics Regulation is the most comprehensive exa
Barrier films for food packaging applications as per strict regulatory standards
Today Emerging food packaging applications have lead to stricter requirements for the packages that contain the food products. Among these needs, improved barrier films for the construction of the actual packages are one of the growing areas that are demanding attention. An improvement in the barrier features leads to an enhancem
How to do catalyst selection, design and optimization for formulation improvement?
Through the continuous development of catalysts, reactions become faster and more profitable for any industry. Catalytic processes are the most prominent and efficient processes in polymers, manufacturing, chemicals and other sections including oil and gas. Catalytic action is known to be affected by a
Complying with FDA Regulations for Food Contact Materials Made Easy
The FDA Regulations for food contact are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Chapter 21 Parts 170 to 199. This is a compendium of all the successful Food Additive petitions the FDA received from 1958 to 1999. Each regulation deals with a separate topic or material type and the substances listed are cleare
Hybrid-Silanes: Practical approach to improve your existing and new formulations
Imagine the problem of making a bond between two substrates or sealing a gap or protecting materials or enhancing fillers by a coating. The coating or bond should be strong enough, but on the other hand, applying the material should happen easily. You could do by different ways; solvent borne, water borne, molten state etc. But you could t
EU Food Contact Legislation – Where Are We and Where are We Going?
The European Commission started harmonizing food contact legislation in the mid-1970’s. Over the following years up to 2011 steady, if unspectacular, progress was made with the development of legislation covering the general framework and GMP for all materials and the specific cases of plastics, recycled plastics, active and intelligent
Twin Screw Extrusion How To Achieve Cost Effective & Highest Performance?
Twin Screw Extrusion (TSE) process enables the continuous production of highly homogeneous and finely structured products. It has become the standard over time in several industries because it offers numerous advantages over single screw extrusion. Key process includes manufacturing of advanced products in a wide range of applications such