Hazard analysis of chemicals migrating from inks and glues in plastic food contact materials

01 March 2010 → 31 August 2010
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Process engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Polymeric materials
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
packaging material risk ranking inks migration migration simulation program food glues
Project description

The goal of this study was to define the possible migration of ink and glue components applied on plastic food packaging. For this purpose, an inventory of relevant compounds used in inks and glues and their risk ranking was performed. Moreover, the migration potential of various compounds, as influenced by the type of packaging material, its thickness and initial concentration of migrant was investigated applying the simulation program.