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

Specific migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH), including mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) with polyolefin oligomeric hydrocarbons (POSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) from food contact materials (FCM) into the food simulant E (Tenax, MPPO). The results are reported as the amounts/concentrations of groups of MOSH/POSH and MOAH. The groups are formed based on the number of carbons in substances and the reporting unit is mg of MOSH/POSH or MOAH / dm2 of FCM or mg of MOSH/POSH or MOAH / kg of food simulant (Tenax). Additionally, the result includes the sum amounts of all MOSH/POSH and MOAH together with the total amount of MOH (MOSH + MOAH). The POSH are not actually part of MOH but they can be present in polyolefin plastics, such as polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). MOSH and POSH have very similar structures and they tend to elute together in chromatography. Thus in polyolefin plastics and materials with polyolefin layers, it is usually impossible to separate MOSH and POSH with normal analysis techniques.

Suitable sample matrices
Food contact materials (FCM)
Typical turnaround time
7 weeks after receiving the samples
Quality system
Accredited test method
Method expert
Paula Hirsilä
Paula Hirsilä
Price (VAT 0)
627 € per sample

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