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 of low molecular weight substances transferring to the unprinted surface of the packaging and further coming into contact with the contents.

The price includes a simple risk assessment based on the Swiss Ordinance for printing inks (SR 817.023.21), EU regulations for food contact materials, and EFSA's Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) approach. More extensive risk assessment is available upon request.

Suitable sample matrices
Plastic, food contact materials with polymeric coatings, paper and board
Required sample quantity
Film: 2xA4-size sheets. Article (< 250 ml): 6 items. Article (> 250 ml): 3 items. Other: 3 dm2
Typical turnaround time
8 weeks after receiving the samples
Detection limit
LOQ 0.01 mg/kg (semi-quantitative)
Available quality systems
Accredited testing laboratory
Device types

Price

Price per sample (Excl. VAT):
725 €

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