Test recommendation - on the occasion of the amendment to regulation EU 10/2011

Test recommendation - on the occasion of the amendment to regulation EU 10/2011

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What has changed now?
In the Plastics Regulation, a so-called stability test was introduced for plastics with multiple uses: The migration value must not increase from the 1st to the 3rd migration test. So far, only the 3rd migration value counted. 

Why is Plastic Regulation EU 10/2011 relevant to us at all?
This regulation is not fully valid for coated bake and cookware, but due to the lack of coating-specific EU laws, it has been used for individual test aspects for years. 

Since with the acidic test medium acetic acid not only the coating is measured but also the metal substrate is attacked, we recommend not to apply the stability requirement there in accordance with the FEC and the legal situation.

Our migration test recommendations (in line with the FEC association position): 

 Test Abb.   Simulant + Conditions  Evaluation method
 Global migration OML  Acetic acid 3 %, 3x 4 h 100 °C  Evaluation 3rd migrate value
 Global migration OML  Other simulants  Evaluation 3rd migrate value
 or acc. to actual EU 10/2011

 

 

 

 Metal migrationSRL Citric acid 0.5 %, 3x 2 h 100 °C  acc. to Council of Europe
 CM/Res(2013)9 (Metal+Alloys)

 

 

 

 Specific migration of
 organic substances
SML  All simulants  Evaluation 3rd migrate value
 or acc. to actual EU 10/2011


What have our customers to do now?
If their test laboratories follow already this test recommendation, if they do not applicate this stability demand: Nothing to do.

Otherwise, test laboratories can be legally ordered to use these test recommendations from the compliance responsible company. Because these recommendations can be chosen, as no legal demand is valid in EU and as they are factual appropriate for measurements of the compliance with the Frame Regulation for food contact materials EU 1935/2004.


Most European test laboratories will follow these recommendations.

Your ILAG will support you in any discussions with retailers or test institutes.

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