Specific migration testing – 1,4-butanediol [CAS 110-63-4; Ref No 13720/40580; FCM 254]

This test assesses the specific migration of 1,4-butanediol from a plastic sample intended as a food contact material. Listed as FCM 254 in European Regulation No 10/2011, 1,4-Butanediol is grouped with FCM 344 and FCM 672 (Group 30), which together have an SML of 5 mg/kg (expressed as 1,4-butanediol).

Suitable sample matrices
All plastic food contact materials (FCM)
Minimum sample amount
Articles of volume <250 mL: 8 pieces. Articles of volume >250 mL: 4 pieces. Film 2xA4 size sheets. Other materials materials 3 dm2.
Typical turnaround time
7 weeks after receiving the samples
Detection limit
< 0.009 mg/kg
Quality system
Accredited testing laboratory
Method expert
Niko Markkinen
Niko Markkinen
Price (VAT 0)
289 € per sample

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