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Sensory analysis – transfer of odor and flavor from food contact materials (DIN 10955)

DIN 10955
Standard DIN 10955 specifies test methods for the sensory analysis of food contact materials and articles that are intended for direct food contact. …

Specific migration testing – non-intentionally added substances (NIAS), GC-MS

EN 13130-1
Analysis of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS), which are chemicals that are present in a food contact material (FCM) or food contact article (FCA) but have …

Specific migration testing – elements of Annex II in Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011

EN 13130-1
Specific migration of elements listed in Annex II of Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1245 of 2 September 2020 amending and correcting Regulation …

Overall migration testing – simulant A, B, D2 (all foodstuff)

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-2, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OML) testing with simulant A, B, and D2 is used to ensure compliance of food packaging, cling film, freezer bags, nitrile …

Specific migration testing – primary aromatic amines (PAA)

Primary aromatic amines (PAA) are a class of compounds that are generated when residual isocyanate groups in food contact materials react with the water in foods. In addition, articles in which aniline, benzidine …

Overall migration testing – simulant E (Tenax)

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-13
Overall migration (OM) into simulant E (Tenax) measures the sum of volatile and semi-volatile compounds that migrate from a food contact material into food via the gas phase. According to …

Overall migration testing – simulant B (3% acetic acid)

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that migrate from a food contact material into the food. According to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, food …

Overall migration testing – simulant D2 (olive oil)

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-2
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that migrate from a food contact material into the food. According to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, food simulants D1 …

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Sensory analysis – odor and flavor (EN 1230-1 and -2)

EN 1230-1, EN 1230-2
Standards EN 1230-1 and EN 1230-2 specify the testing procedure for assessing the odor and flavor released by food contact materials made of paper or board. This analysis applies …

Specific migration testing – primary aromatic amines (PAA), extended package

EN 13130-1
Primary aromatic amines (PAA) are a class of compounds that are generated when residual isocyanate groups in food contact materials react with the water in foods. In …

Specific migration testing – non-intentionally added substances (NIAS), LC-QTOF-MS

EN 13130-1
Analysis of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS), which are chemicals that are present in a food contact material (FCM) or food contact article (FCA) …

Volatile organic compound (VOC) screening of packaging materials (extended package)

Screening of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from paper, board, and plastics. The method can be used to analyze volatile residues from printed packaging as well as to measure …

Overall migration testing – simulant A (10% ethanol)

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that might migrate from a food contact material into the food. According to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, food …

Overall migration testing – simulants A, B, D2e, and D2i (all foodstuff)

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that migrate food contact materials into food. According to Regulation (EU) No …

Specific migration testing – ammonium ion and elements of Annex II in Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1245

EN 13130-1
Specific migration of elements listed in Annex II of Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1245 of 2 September 2020 amending …

Specific migration testing – non-intentionally added substances (NIAS), GC-MS (Tenax)

EN 13130-1
Analysis of the migration of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) into food simulant E. NIAS have various sources and can be grouped into side …

Specific migration testing – terephthalic & isophthalic acids

EN 13130-1, EN 13130-2
Specific migration testing of terephthalic acid [CAS 100-21-0; Ref No 24910] and isophthalic acid [CAS 121-91-5; Ref No 19150] by European Union Regulation No …

Dishwasher safe test with 125 wash cycles

EN 12875-1, EN 12875-2
Method for testing the resistance of domestic articles made from ceramic, glass, glass ceramic, vitreous enamel, metal, and plastics under the combined chemical, thermal, and mechanical stresses …

Migration of heavy metals according to the Finnish Degree (KTM) 268/1992

The Finnish National Regulation 268/1992 (CTM) applies to contact materials manufactured in Finland or imported directly from third countries which do not have harmonized EU legislation. …

Overall migration testing – simulant A, B, D2 (all foodstuff), repeated use

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-2, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OML) testing with simulant A, B, and D2 (as repeated use) is used to ensure the compliance of plates, …

Transfer of antimicrobial components from paper or board

EN 1104
Paper or paperboard that comes into contact with food must not release processing aids that have an antimicrobial effect on food. The requirement is outlined, for example, in German BfR Recommendation …

Overall migration testing – simulant D1 (50% ethanol)

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the compounds that might migrate from a food contact material into food. According to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, food simulants D1 and D2 …

Elements (Cd, Al, Hg, Pb) in aqueous extracts of paper and board

EN 12497, EN 12498, EN 645
This measurement detects the migration of heavy metals and aluminum to cold water from paper or board intended as food contact material. The method is …

Overall migration testing – simulant D2e (95% ethanol)

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that migrate from the food contact material into the food. By convention, simulant D2e (95% ethanol) is used …

Specific migration testing – Irganox 1076

EN 13130-1
Specific migration of octadecyl 3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl)propionate, known by the trade name Irganox 1076 [CAS 2082-79-3], from a plastic material intended for food contact. The substance is listed under …

Overall migration testing – simulant B (3% acetic acid), repeated use

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that migrate from the food contact material into the food. According to Regulation (EU) …

Heavy metal content according to Directive 94/62/EC

Directive 94/62/EC limits the content of heavy metals such that the sum of the concentrations of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), and hexavalent chromium (Cr (VI)) in packaging or packaging components shall not exceed …

Printing ink set-off testing with food simulant E (Tenax), analysis with GC-MS

Printing ink set-off can occur on the reverse side of printed labels, lids, cups, and packaging films, either in a stack or in the reel after printing. This creates a potential risk …

Specific migration testing – 9,9-bis(methoxymethyl)fluorene

EN 13130-1
Specific migration of 9,9-bis(methoxymethyl)fluorene [CAS: 182121-12-6 ] from a plastic material intended for food contact. The substance is listed under FCM No. 779 and Ref No. 39815 in …

Specific migration testing – ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol

EN 13130-1, EN 13130-7
Specific migration of ethylene glycol [CAS 107-21-1; Ref. No 16990/53650; FCM 227] and diethylene glycol [CAS 111-46-6; Ref. No 13326/15760/47680, FCM 263] …

Bisphenol A content

CEN/TS 13130-13, EN 14350-2, EN 14372, …
Content of bisphenol A (BPA) in various matrices, including: Consumer goods made from plastic, elastomers, and rubber, Toys and childcare articles, Food packaging (plastic, paper, …

Overall migration testing – simulant C (20% ethanol)

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that migrate from the food contact material into the food. According to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, food simulant …

Overall migration testing – simulant D1 (50% ethanol), repeated use

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-13
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that migrate from the food contact material into the food. According to Regulation (EU) …

Overall migration testing – simulant D2i (isooctane)

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that migrate from a food contact material into food. By convention, simulant D2i (isooctane) is used to simulate …

Specific migration of mineral oil (MOSH/POSH and MOAH) into Tenax

EN 13130-1
Specific migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH), including mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) with polyolefin oligomeric hydrocarbons (POSH) and mineral oil aromatic …

Printing ink set-off testing with ethanol solution; analysis with GC-MS

Printing ink set-off can occur on the reverse side of printed labels, lids, cups, and packaging film, either in a stack or in the reel after printing. This creates a potential for …

Specific migration of mineral oil (MOSH/POSH and MOAH) into 95% ethanol

EN 13130-1
Specific migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH), including mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) with polyolefin oligomeric hydrocarbons (POSH) and mineral oil …

Specific migration testing – 1,3-butadiene

EN 13130-1, EN 13130-15
Specific migration of 1,3-butadiene [CAS 106-99-0; Ref No 13630; FCM 223] from a plastic food contact material. The compound is listed under FCM 223 in Annex I of European Regulation No …

Colour fastness of dyed paper and board

EN 646
This test is used to evaluate the color fastness of dyed or printed paper or board that is intended to come into contact with food. The applied simulants are Olive oil, 3% acetic acid, Alkaline salt solution (saliva simulant), …

Phthalates analysis package (REACH)

Phthalates are a group of chemicals widely used as plasticizers, which make plastics more flexible and durable. Phthalates have also been used as additives in products such as cosmetics and personal care items. Several phthalates have been …

Specific migration testing – 1,4-butanediol

EN 13130-1
This test assesses the specific migration of 1,4-butanediol [CAS 110-63-4; Ref No 13720/40580; FCM 254] from a plastic sample intended as a food contact material. Listed as FCM 254 in European Regulation No …

Specific migration testing – acetaldehyde

EN 13130-1
Specific migration of acetaldehyde [CAS: 75-07-0] from a plastic food contact material. The substance is listed as FCM 128 with Ref No. 10060 in European Commission Regulation No 10/2011. Migration into food must not …

Specific migration testing – formaldehyde

EN 13130-1, EN 13130-23
Specific migration of formaldehyde [CAS 50-00-0; Ref No 17260/54880; FCM 98] from a plastic food contact material. The compound is listed under FCM 98 in Annex I of European Regulation No …

Specific migration testing – tetrahydrofuran

EN 13130-1
Specific migration of tetrahydrofuran [CAS: 109-99-9] from a sample or material intended for food contact. Tetrahydrofuran is listed with FCM 246 and Ref No. 25150 in European Commission Regulation No 2011/10 …

Elemental analysis of plastics and polymers by ICP-SFMS (selected elements)

The measurement is performed using a high-resolution ICP-MS technique (ICP-SFMS), which can identify very low elemental concentrations. The measurement includes only the selected element …

Enterobacteriaceae

EN ISO 21528-2
Horizontal method for the detection and enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae (EN ISO 21528). For microbiology analyses, a sample preparation cost of €39 will be invoiced per order.

Formaldehyde content in extracts of paper and board

EN 1541, EN 645, EN 647
Determination of formaldehyde (CAS 50-00-0) content in cold or hot water extracts of paper or board. The method is suitable, for example, for an analysis of formaldehyde …

Fastness of fluorescent whitened paper and board

EN 648
Determination of the speed of transfer of optical brightening agents (OBAs), also known as fluorescent whitening agents, from paper and board. The test is performed against UV light to provide a rating for the …

Pentachlorophenol (PCP) in aqueous extracts of paper and board

ISO 15320
Pentachlorophenol (PCP, CAS 87-86-5) is a compound that is used as a pesticide and a wood preservative. It is listed as a persistent organic pollutant in Annex I of the EU POPs Regulation, …

Specific migration testing – caprolactam

CEN/TS 13130-16, EN 13130-1
Specific migration of caprolactam [CAS: 105-60-2] from a plastic material intended for food contact. The substance is listed as FCM 212 with reference numbers 14200 and 41840 in …

Water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of paper and board

ASTM E96, ASTM F1249
Determination of the water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) according to the ASTM F1249 standard. WVTR describes the amount of water vapor that passes through a material over a …

1,3-DCP and 3-MCPD in aqueous extract of paper and board

Epichlorohydrin is a highly reactive electrophilic compound used to produce glycerol, plastics, epoxy glues and resins, epoxy diluents, and elastomers. The compound is included in the positive list of the BfR XXXVI …

Isothiazolinone content

Determination of isothiazolinones in consumer goods. Isothiazolinones are common preservatives (biocides) in cosmetics, chemical formulations, and printing inks. The following isothiazolinones are included in the analysis: 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3(2h)-one (BIT, CAS: …

Migration of heavy metals from ceramics, glass, and enameled articles

ASTM C927-80, EN 1388-1, EN 1388-2, …
Migration of lead and cadmium from ceramics, glass, and enameled articles. For ceramic articles and tableware, limits …

Overall migration testing – simulant D2 (olive oil), repeated use

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-2
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that migrate from the food contact material into the food. According to Regulation (EU) No …

Specific migration testing – hexamethylene diisocyanate

EN 13130-1, EN 13130-8
Specific migration of hexamethylene diisocyanate [CAS: 822-06-0] from a sample or material intended for food contact. The substance is listed under FCM 372 and Ref No. …

Overall migration testing – simulant A (10% ethanol), repeated use

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the compounds that might migrate from a food contact material into food. According to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, food …

Overall migration testing – simulant C (20% ethanol), repeated use

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that migrate from the food contact material into the food. According to Regulation (EU) No …

Specific migration testing – 1,1,1-trimethylolpropane

EN 13130-1, EN 13130-28
Specific migration of 1,1,1-trimethylolpropane (CAS 77-99-6; Ref No 13380, 25600, 94960; FCM 141; TMP) from a plastic food contact material. The compound is listed under FCM …

Specific migration testing – acrylonitrile

EN 13130-1
Specific migration of acrylonitrile [CAS: 107-13-1] from a plastic material intended for food contact. The substance is listed under FCM 225 and Ref No. 12100 in European Commission Regulation No 2011/10. According …

Specific migration testing – vinyl acetate

CEN/TS 13130-9, EN 13130-1
Specific migration of vinyl acetate [CAS: 108-05-4] from a sample or material intended for food contact. Vinyl acetate is listed with FCM 231 and Ref No. 10120 in European Commission …

Phthalates analysis (extended package)

Extended analysis package for phthalates in various matrices using the GC-MS technique. Phthalates are a group of chemicals widely used as plasticizers, which make plastics more flexible and durable. Phthalates are also found as additives in …

Bronopol in aqueous extract of paper and board

Determination of the biocide bronopol (2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol, CAS: 52-51-7) in cold or hot water extract of paper and board.

Microbiological examination of pulp, paper, and board

ISO 8784-1, ISO 8784-3
Laboratory analysis for determining the total number of colony-forming units of bacteria and bacterial spores as well as yeast and molds in dry market pulp, paper, and …

Microwave-safe test

EN 15284
Testing to determine cookware's resistance to microwave heating. The test is suitable for cookware made of ceramic, glass, glass-ceramic, or plastic. Tested articles should be intended for multiple uses in a microwave. The test does not apply to articles, …

Overall migration testing – simulant D2e (95% ethanol), repeated use

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that migrate from a food contact material into food. This test with simulant D2e is …

Oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of paper and board

ASTM D3985, ASTM F1927
Determination of the oxygen transmission rate of paper and cardboard materials. The test is performed on three identical samples to ensure repeatability. Measurement conditions …

Specific migration testing – Irganox 1425

EN 13130-1
Analysis for measuring the specific migration of 3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzylphosphonic acid, monoethyl ester, calcium salt (Irganox 1425, CAS: 65140-91-2) from a material intended for food contact. Irganox 1425 …

Specific migration testing – bisphenol A

CEN/TS 13130-13
Specific migration of 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane, commonly known as bisphenol A or BPA, from a plastic sample or material intended for food contact. Bisphenol A [CAS: 80-05-7] is listed under FCM No. 151 …

Specific migration testing – epoxy derivatives and bisphenols A, B, F, and S

Specific migration testing of epoxy derivatives used in the manufacturing of epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics. EU legislation bans the use of some epoxy derivatives in food …

Specific release of elements from repeated use articles by CoE Resolution CM/Res(2013)9

Specific release of elements from repeated use articles according to the Council of Europe (CoE) Resolution CM/Res(2013)9 on metals and alloys used in food contact …

Glutaraldehyde content in paper and board

Glutaraldehyde is a slimicide used to control microbial growth in paper and paperboard packaging. Its use in food packaging is allowed according to BfR XXXVI, however, no more than 2 mg of glutaraldehyde must be detectable in 1 kg of the …

Glyoxal in aqueous extract of paper and board

DIN 54603
Glyoxal (CAS 107-22-2) can be used as a cross-linker in paper, board, corrugated board, and textile products. According to German BfR Recommendation XXXVI, the extract of the finished product must not contain more …

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in paper and board (REACH)

Analysis of PAH compounds from paper and board as well as products made from these raw materials (e.g., packaging materials) as required by the REACH regulation. The test package includes the following …

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in plastic and rubber (AfPS GS 2019:01 PAK)

AfPS GS2019
Content of 15 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in plastic and rubber and products made from them (e.g., toys, kitchenware) according to AfPS GS …

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in plastic and rubber (REACH)

Analysis of PAH compounds from plastic and rubber as well as products made from these raw materials (e.g., textiles, toys, packaging materials) as required by REACH. Test package includes the …

Powder XRD measurement - Qualitative analysis

Qualitative or comparative analysis of crystalline powders using X-ray diffraction (XRD). The analysis is only suitable for materials with at least one crystalline phase.

Specific migration testing – BHT

EN 13130-1
Specific migration of 2,6-di-tert-butyl-p-cresol, also known as butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), from a plastic material intended for food contact. BHT's CAS number is 128-37-0. The substance is listed as FCM 315 with Ref No. 46640 …

Specific migration testing – N,N-Bis(2-hydroxyethyl)alkyl(C8-C18)amine

Specific migration of N,N-Bis(2-hydroxyethyl)alkyl(C8-C18)amine from a material intended for food contact. The substance is listed with FCM 19 and Ref No. 39090 in European Commission Regulation …

Specific migration testing – melamine

Specific migration of 2,4,6-triamino-1,3,5-triazine [CAS: 108-78-1], better known as melamine, from a plastic food contact material or article. Melamine is listed as FCM No 239 with three reference numbers (19975, 25420, and 93720) in European …

Vinyl chloride content in plastics

Determination of vinyl chloride (chloroethane, CAS 75-01-4) content in plastics. Both ECHA and the US EPA have identified vinyl chloride as a carcinogen.

Aromatic amines derived from azo dyes

EN 14362-1, EN 14362-3
Determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo dyes in accordance with the standard EN 14362-1.

Children's cutlery and feeding utensils – Physical and mechanical properties by EN 14372

EN 14372
Test to determine the mechanical and physical properties and safety of cutlery and feeding utensils intended for children from 0 to 48 months of age. …

Mineral oil (MOSH/MOAH) content of paper and board

Determination of the residual or impurity level of mineral oil MOSH/MOAH in paper and board. The results are reported as the amounts/concentrations of groups of MOSH and MOAH. The groups are formed based on the number of …

Nanoparticle analysis according to REACH

The following analyses are included in this measurement package. Particle size distribution and aspect ratios by SEM-EDX: Preparation with isopropanol and classification in accordance with the 2022 EC recommendation relating to …

Overall migration testing – simulant D2i (isooctane), repeated use

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-3
Overall migration (OM) is the sum of all the non-volatile compounds that migrate from a food contact material into food. By convention, simulant D2i (isooctane) …

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in paper and board

ISO 15318
Determination of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in paper and board. The following substances are included in the test package: PCB 18, PCB 28, PCB 52, PCB 101, PCB 138, PCB 153, PCB 180.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in paper and paperboard (AfPS GS 2019:01 PAK)

AfPS GS2019
Content of 15 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in paper and paperboard according to AfPS GS 2019:01 PAK. The test package includes the following …

Specific migration testing – C16-C18 dialkylketones (DAKs) of alkyl ketene dimer (AKD)

Specific migration of dialkyl ketones (DAKs) that originate from alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) hydrophobic sizing agent of paper and board. According to BfR XXXVI …

Specific migration testing – Irgafos 126

EN 13130-1
Analysis for measuring the specific migration of bis(2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl)pentaerythritol diphosphite, known as Irgafos 126 [CAS: 26741-53-7], from a food contact material. The substance is listed as FCM 652 with …

Specific migration testing – PHBH oligomers

EN 13130-1
Specific migration of poly((R)-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-(R)-3-hydroxyhexanoate) (PHBH, CAS 147398-31-0) from a plastic food contact material. The compound is listed under FCM 1059 in Annex I of European Regulation No …

Bisphenol S content

Content of bisphenol S in various matrices, including: Consumer goods made from plastic, elastomers, rubber, Food packaging (plastic, paper, multi-materials). Extraction is possible with various techniques, including: Solvent extraction, Cold water extract (EN 645), hot …

Extractable primary aromatic amines in paper, board, and pulp

EN 17163, EN 645, EN 647
Testing for the release of primary aromatic amines (PAA) classified as CMR 1A or 1B according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. Extraction is performed with …

Release of N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosable substances

EN 12868 (mod.), EN 14350
N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances are present, usually in trace quantities, in various environmental media, certain food products, cosmetics, and rubber …

Specific migration testing of any limited compound listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011

EN 13130-1
We offer specific migration testing for almost all the compounds listed in Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 …

Specific migration testing – 2,5-bis(5-tert-butyl-2-benzoxazolyl)thiophene

Specific migration of 2,5-bis(5-tert-butyl-2-benzoxazolyl)thiophene (Uvitex OB, CAS: 7128-64-5) from a sample or material intended for food contact. The substance is listed under FCM 500 …

Specific migration testing – Irganox 3114

EN 13130-1
Specific migration of 1,3,5-tris(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione, known by the trade name Irganox 3114 [CAS: 27676-62-6], from a sample or material intended for food contact. …

Specific migration testing – maleic anhydride

CEN/TS 13130-24
Specific migration of maleic anhydride [CAS: 108-31-6] from a plastic material or article intended for food contact. The substance is listed as FCM 234 with Ref No. 19960 in Commission Regulation (EU) …

Volatile organic compound (VOC) screening of packaging materials

Screening of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from paper, board, and plastics. The method can be used to analyze volatile residues from printed packaging. For evaluation of recycling process efficiency, …

2,6-diisopropylnaphthalene (DIPN) content in paper and board

EN 14719
Content of 2,6-diisopropylnaphthalene (CAS: 24157-81-1, DIPN) in paper and board intended for food contact. DIPN is most often found in materials containing recycled fibers.

Cyclosiloxanes content

Cyclosiloxanes are the primary building blocks for siloxane polymers and ultimately silicone rubber. Hence, cyclosiloxanes can remain in the final silicone article as residual impurities. Several cyclosiloxanes (D4, D5, D6; see table below) have been considered …

Dishwasher safe test with 250 wash cycles

EN 12875-1, EN 12875-2
Method for testing the resistance of domestic articles made from ceramic, glass, glass ceramic, vitreous enamel, metal, and plastics under the combined chemical, thermal, and mechanical stresses …

Freezer-safe test

This test is used to evaluate kitchenware and storage articles such as freezer boxes for resistance to cold exposure in domestic freezers. In this test, the article is stored at -18°C for 24 hours, after which the article is observed for the presence of off-odor and visual …

Oven-safe test for cookware

EN 13834
Heat resistance test for cookware to evaluate suitability for cooking in domestic ovens. The test is described in Section 6.1.8 and Annex A of standard EN 13834. In the test, the cookware is placed for 1 hour in an oven heated to a temperature …

Rapid dishwasher-safe test for ceramics

EN 12875-2, EN 12875-4
Rapid method for testing domestic ceramics for resistance to mechanical dishwashing. In this test, tested articles are immersed into a solution with alkaline dishwashing detergent at (75 ± 1) °C …

Single-use plastic food contact materials (FCM) – EU compliance testing package

DIN 10955, EN 1186-1, EN 1186-2, …
General compliance testing package for single-use plastic food contact materials (FCMs) by regulation (EU) …

Specific migration testing – Irganox 1098

EN 13130-1
Specific migration testing of 1,6-hexamethylene-bis[3-(3,5-di- tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl) propionamide], known by the trade name Irganox 1098 [CAS: 23128-74-7]. The substance is listed as FCM 631 with Ref No. 59120 …

Specific migration testing – ammonium ion

EN 13130-1
According to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, ammonium salts of authorized acids, alcohols, and phenols are authorized in the same way as specified metals. Hence, ammonium is also included in point 1 of Annex II with an SML …

Specific migration testing – bis(2,4-dicumylphenyl)pentaerythritol-diphosphite

Specific migration of bis(2,4-dicumylphenyl)pentaerythritol-diphosphite (Doverphos S 9228; Antioxidant 852) from a material intended for food contact. The substance is listed as FCM …

Specific migration testing – bisphenol S

Specific migration of 4,4′-dihydroxydiphenyl sulphone (bisphenol S, BPS) [CAS: 80-09-1] from a sample or material intended for food contact. BPS is listed with FCM 154 and Ref No. 13617, 16090 in European Commission Regulation No 2011/10 …

Anthraquinone content in paper and paperboard

Anthraquinone is an additive used in paper pulp manufacturing processes. According to BfR XXXVI, the application of anthraquinone as an additive to raw material is no longer recommended.

Food contact compliancy for single-use nitrile gloves test package (BfR XXI/1)

DIN 10955, EN 1186-1, EN 1186-2, …
Test package for single-use nitrile gloves for food contact compliancy according to BfR XX1/1 and 1935/2004. The …

Re-usability testing package for food packaging in accordance with the SUP Directive

EN 1186-1, EN 1186-2, EN 1186-3, …
This analysis package is intended to determine if food packaging and beverage bottles can be considered …

Repeated-use plastic food contact materials (FCM) – EU compliance testing package

EN 13130-1
General compliance testing package for repeated-use plastic food contact materials (FCMs) according to regulations (EU) No 10/2011 and (EC) No. 1935/2004, …

Specific migration testing – photoinitiators

Photoinitiators are substances that are added to printing inks to initiate the curing process upon exposure to UV light. These substances are also potential contaminants in recycled fibers. The compliance of materials can be …

pH of aqueous extracts in cold or hot water extractions of paper, board or pulp

ISO 6588, PN 84/P-50109
With this test, the pH of water extraction (hot or cold) from a paper, board, or pulp sample is measured. The extraction is performed …

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