The extensive use of plastics in food packaging has led to ever more stringent legislative measures. They're designed to protect consumers from the possible transfer of toxic chemicals when food comes into contact with these substrates. The rapid development of plastics, including degradable and biodegradable has meant that the regulations have had to change and adapt to challenge the safety of these materials, while also taking into account new research and scientific opinion. This study gives you the facts about food contact legislation for plastics around the world.
Find out about the international food contact landscape in North America, EU Europe, non-EU Europe, the Middle East and Asia as well as New developments in plastic materials including multilayered flexible plastics and what impact these new materials are having on food contact legislation. The technical requirements for additives, inks and adhesives are also covered.
Food contact landscape
Plastic packaging and migration
Flexible and rigid plastic packaging
Coatings, additives, inks and adhesives