EU Cosmetics Packaging Testing

Comprehensive cosmetics packaging testing services to ensure safety and compliance according European cosmetics regulation.

Under the new regulation cosmetics (EC) No 1223/2009, the product information file (PIF) shall contain information on impurities, traceability and packaging. This includes the relevant characteristics of the packaging material, in particular purity and stability of the final packaging and its components and also, if prohibited substances are present in trace amounts, evidence that it is technically unavoidable.

The Intertek laboratory network offers comprehensive solutions and expert services, tailor-made to assess the quality and safety of your cosmetics packaging.

Our services for cosmetics packaging include:

  • Regulatory evaluation
  • Development of analytical methods to meet regulations
  • Problem solving: failure analysis
  • Toxicological Assessment
  • Declarations of Conformity - Food Contact
  • Quality Control Services
  • Interactions of the container and its content
  • Characterization of material composition: chemical, physical, mechanical, stability
  • Trace impurities (phthalates, bisphenol A, heavy metals, etc.)
  • Testing of overall and specific migration including extractables and leachables
  • Studies on antimicrobial efficacy of packaging: ISO 846, ISO 22196, custom “ Preservative free” studies
  • SVHC’s

In addition the EU packaging waste directive gives specific requirements on how to handle packaging materials.

Intertek provides clients support in implementing and executing the specific actions as listed in the different regulations, including verification of labeling.

 
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