Colour fastness of dyed paper and board

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)

  • Distilled water

The transfer is assessed against a greyscale according to standard EN 646.

Suitable sample matrices
Dyed paper and board
Required sample quantity
3 x A4 size sheets
Typical turnaround time
3 weeks after receiving the samples
Available quality systems
Accredited test method

Pricing and online order

Price per sample (Excl. VAT):
178 €

We also charge a 97 € service fee per order.

Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

Samples are entered during checkout.

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