Food packaging analysis and testing of materials in contact with food to support food contact notifications through experienced laboratory services

Testing materials in contact with food through food packaging analysis can help safeguard human health, protect the food product, and support successful food contact notifications enabling the launch of well-performing packaged products or food processing appliances. Encompassing the circular lifecycle of a food contact article from materials development, notification to recycling or biodegradability, our scientists help you to ensure safe, compliant, sustainable, and well-performing products. 

With a 30-year history providing food contact regulatory consulting and testing, we deliver excellence in flexible testing laboratory services and accurate test data packages to support all stakeholders from developers, converters, to brands and retailers. 

Global Food Contact Notification Testing Support

Our scientists and consultants have extensive knowledge of international and national food contact regulations, including the European Regulations, FDA standards and Chinese GB standards. Alongside overall migration compliance testing (OML), we use a broad range of analytical techniques and appropriate food simulants to deliver accurate specific migration testing (SML) and screening for non-intentionally added substances (NIAS)

 We are also experts in method development and analysis for substances of concern including primary aromatic amines, trace metals, per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), bisphenol A (BPA), bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (and related compounds), UV-ink photoinitiators, the release of microplastics, MOSH / MOAH and phthalates

Sustainability and Circular Economy for Food Packaging 
We support the circular lifecycle of a food contact article through CircularAssure, our risk-based quality assurance programs and recycled material content certification to help you to advance recycled plastic food packaging applications. Whether your interest is the recycling process or the packaging product, our expertise helps you to demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and accelerate innovation of well-performing, safe, and compliant products and processes. Services include biodegradability, insight-enabling analytical technologies for recycling processes, packaging and packaging waste directive 94/62/EC services, and evaluation of the processability of materials with post-consumer recycled content (PCR).

Food Packaging Materials Testing
We provide physical and chemical testing services to include all types of materials and products such as plastics, ceramics, paper, board, rubber and silicone, kitchen utensils and appliances, food processing surfaces, and equipment. Performance testing services include sensory analysis for organoleptic testing DIN 10955:2004, physical characterization, colour fastness (per simulant) EN646, optical brighteners/fluorescent whitening agents (per simulant) EN648.

Accelerating your Innovation

We know that innovation is critical to a successful product launch and that protecting human health and aspiring to a clean circular economy will be your key considerations. Multimaterial and multi-layer systems, coatings, nanotechnology, and novel materials are being explored to improve functional aspects of the packaging material including antimicrobial properties, barrier properties, active or intelligent packaging functions or mechanical properties of polymer plastic materials. We are experts in the design of the analytical studies which drive understanding of the composition, nature, performance, and chemical safety of these novel materials. Our expertise can enable decision making and accelerate your innovation.

Your Food Packaging Testing Partner

Bringing quality, safety, and sustainability to life, we apply our experience to support your food contact packaging development from early-stage R&D to recycling and beyond. Our innovation-led, end-to-end Total Quality Assurance proposition help organisations operate safely, effectively and with complete peace of mind in an increasingly complex, fast-changing world.

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