The chemical is used in certain packaging materials such as polycarbonate baby bottles and is also used in epoxy resins for internal protective linings for canned foods. Concerns have arisen over BPA since it has been found to migrate in small amounts into foods and beverages stored in containers and some studies indicated that high levels of the chemical could be carcinogenic.
Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) likely costs the European Union €157bn a year in actual health care expenses and lost earning potential, according to a series of studies.
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has blasted a report by author Joanna Blythman who claims chemicals linked to health concerns, such as formaldehyde and propylparaben, are routinely and legally used...
There is no basis for individual legal action on BPA according to The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) after researchers in the country said the safe level recommended by...
Nestlé is looking to develop its guidance note on packaging adhesives for suppliers this year.
An application to use a processing aid in plastics has been backed under certain conditions according to a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Certain types of chemicals called phthalates found in plastics may alter baby boys’ genitals before birth, according to a study in the Reproductive Health Journal.
Arkema’s application to use a copolymer in nanoform does not pose a consumer risk according to a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has joined calls for the European Commission to challenge the French ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) following the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) backing of...
A substance intended for use in food contact materials (FCM) has been backed by a panel of The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Reaction to the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) decision that bisphenol A (BPA) does not pose a health risk at currently exposed levels has been flooding in.
Innovia Films has launched its first BOPP film called Propafilm RCU, proven to provide up to 1.5 years protection from mineral oil migration.
Bisphenol A (BPA) poses no health risk to consumers of any age group, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
A team of engineers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany, has developed a plasma-based coating for packaging.
Germany and Norway have proposed a restriction on Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts in concentrations equal to or greater than 2 parts per billion (PPB).
From Frito-Lay being granted a US patent for reduced oil potato chip processing to Tyson recalling 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets and researchers finding migration of ink components on the...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will publish its scientific opinion on bisphenol A (BPA) in January 2015.
Findings that drinking or eating from cans lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) could raise blood pressure are “sensationalist”, according to the Center for Accountability in Science (CAS).
The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has updated its website to reflect the findings of its latest assessment on Bispenol A (BPA), claiming an adequate margin of safety exists...
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for polystyrene from PLA (polylactide) bioplastic.
Researchers from the Spanish University of Zaragoza have carried out a PCA (Principal Component Analysis) on inks commonly used in food packaging materials and the migration of ink components to...
In this exclusive video shot at Pack Expo in Chicago, we talk about Dow’s Pack Studios laboratory integrates chemistry and engineering with user experience considerations to optimize package development for...
The former director general of The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has spoken out about the future of the association and the industry following his retirement.
Bisphenol A (BPA) has been added to a list of chemicals for assessment by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Herbold Meckesheim, in cooperation with Erema plastics recycling systems, has designed a washing plant for Poligroup which makes polyethylene films and packaging in Bulgaria.
‘Food safety is one of the key topics of the food and related industries. Paper and cardboard, for example, constitute two significant food packaging materials.