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Chemical migration from adhesives used in food contact materials and articles.
Project Code: A03044
Food and Environment Research Agency, Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ
Bradley, E ;
Central Science Laboratory
Adhesives are constituents of a variety of food packaging materials. Applications include:
- The manufacture of rigid packs from cartonboard (box closures)
- Sealing flexible packaging – wrappers, pouches, lidding etc
- Attachment of labels
- Lamination (binding together) of layers of food contact materials
Several chemical substances are present in adhesives and, when used in food packaging, these substances may have the potential to transfer (migrate) from the adhesive(s) to the foodstuffs.
The objective of this project was to assess if there was any chemical migration from selected adhesive systems.
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