Plastics Quality Control QC

PLASTICS – PlasticsEurope, EuPC and CEFIC-FCA

PLASTICS – PlasticsEurope, EuPC and CEFIC-FCA Plastics Raw Materials Starting or raw materials are approved using a specific procedure and then only approved materials are used. Need to handle and store raw materials so as not to mix-them up or contaminate them Need to be of good technical quality and purity based on their intended […]

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Certification systems on generic frameworks of FCMs

Certification systems on generic frameworks of FCMs

A much greater emphasis can be found placed in the certification systems in the context of GMP than in the context for controls. The information collected on certification systems with mentions pertinent to accreditation and official controls is summarised. It refers to the certification systems responding to the need for authorisation of laboratories to perform […]

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Information on generic frameworks on FCMs - Sanctions

Information on generic frameworks on FCMs – Sanctions

It is forbidden to hold for sale, to sell or to give away any materials or articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs that do not meet the requirements specified in Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004. Consequently national measures should have sanctions described for both infringement of Articles 1 to 5 and 15, 16 and […]

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The collection of basic enforcement information on generic frameworks on FCMs - Food Contact Materials FCM

FCM – Basis for enforcement

The collection of basic enforcement information on generic frameworks on FCMs – Food Contact Materials Note: in the analysis of enforcement information, a broader meaning of the term has been taken. Thus, material researched encompassed not only provisions on the setting/management of enforcement bodies or enforcement campaigns but also considered available information on the mean […]

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Declaration of FCM compliance and supporting documents

Declaration of FCM compliance and supporting documents

The harmonised EU framework regulation requires that a written declaration in accordance with Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 must be available for all materials and articles, intermediated products or semi-finished products at any stage of the commercial cycle, except for the retail stage. Information was found or received from MS competent authorities. It […]

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Food contact materials (FCMs) - Specific EU measures are in place for plastics, processes for recycling plastics, regenerated cellulose film, ceramics, and active and intelligent materials and articles.

Registration of FCM operators

The information presented was found or received from and ad-hoc questionnaire to MS competent authorities. It is only as exhaustive as the replies and feedback obtained for the purpose of this report. The data is presented in the format of a summary. Overview of national measures in the EU MSs regarding information on registration of […]

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Filler masterbatch manufacturer - GMP

Information on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

The availability of documentation on Good Manufacturing Practice – GMP from MS and industry Class Document GMP – Mentions generic to FCM CH VKCS AGFCM Checklist Konformitätsbewertung E140725. The Swiss Packaging Institute (SVI) has developed and revised a checklist for Industry to assess declaration of compliance. It is used by inspectors for controls. No guidance […]

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Matrix is a web-based exposure tool for risk assessments of NLSs and NIASs to be performed under Article 19 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials

Additional tools for exposure assessment

Flavourings, Additives, FCMs Exposure Assessment Tool (FACET) FACET is an exposure tool that was created as an EU-funded research project under the seventh research programme (KBBE-211686) and ran from 2008 to 2012. FACET was developed to estimate dietary exposure to flavouring, additive and FCM substances with the aim of significantly reducing the uncertainties in the […]

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Summary of graphic Catalytic reforming used in gasoline production is the primary source of benzene which is the root of plastic masterbatch

PE, PP, LDPE, HDPE, PEG – what exactly plastic is made out of?

The general view of plastic masterbatch Plastics masterbatch could be seen as polymers masterbatch. Polymers can be made from many different kinds of ‘mers’ which stands for chemical units. Most chemical units are sourced from oil or other hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons are just as they appear, made of hydrogen and carbon. So, plastics are made of […]

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Polymer or resin - which one is more popular for plastic raw material?

Polymer or resin – which one is more popular for plastic raw material?

As regards to plastic raw material industry, the most basic plastic raw material worldwide could be named as resin or polymer as we usually refer. However, the question arises is which one is more popular and as if there is another more popular name, then which that is. The survey of plastic raw material For […]

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