Multi - Characterization Protocols for New Material Development and Formulation Optimization
Today there are multiple characterization tools like DSC, DMA, FTIR, TMA etc. to either characterize materials or to solve complex formulation or processing issues. Comparative studies need to be presented that show the information that can be obtained through the use of different characterization tools and help the formulators to mix and ...
Notifying New Food Contact Substances in the USA - Food Contact Notifications and Other Routes
Prior to 1995 the only route available to a company wishing to notify a new food contact substance in the USA was a Food Additive Petition. This was a long process, generally taking 2 to 4 years to get clearance from FDA, followed by another 12 months before the relevant new regulation appeared in Chapter 21 of the Code of Federal Regulat...
Paints and coatings selection in accordance with new technologies and industry-accepted standards
Picking the correct paint/coating for industrial projects can be quite hard since this selection process that includes a variety of information i.e. prevailing service environment, intended service life of structure, type of substrate, level of surface preparation achievable, desired service life of paint/coating, worker skills and equipme...
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...
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...