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Analysis of recycled paper and cardboard for food contact

Food contact safety is an issue of very high concern for all kinds of materials and products. Our core activity in this area is analysis of materials intended for food contact (FCM).


We offer testing in compliance with BfR XXXVI recommendations on paper and board for food contact.

The analytical results serve as the basis for demonstrating compliance with regulations, and support product development and problem solving.


The combination of analytical parameters is selected depending on the properties and intended use of the material or product, based on the BfR recommendations.

Examples of testing parameters: formaldehyde, glyoxal, heavy metals, pentachlorophenol (PCP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), biocides (e.g. isothiazolin, bronopol), primary aromatic amines (PAA), migration of mineral oils (e.g. MOSH/MOAH), transfer of optical whitening agents and colour, transfer of antimicrobic constituents (“Hemhoff test”).

For recycled paper and board, analysis of Michler´s ketone, bisphenol A, benzophenone, phthalates and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are also required.


The results are compiled in an analytical report.

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Analytical package for recycled paper and cardboard intended to come into contact with foodstuff

Innovation area

Packaging, Chemical processes and products, Chemical and biological analysis, Product safety


Price on tender

Delivery time

2-6 weeks depending on experimental conditions.


No preparation needed

Supports the UN sustainability goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12. Responsible consumption and production
Flisa Henning

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