Safe adhesive for safe food
Polyurethane adhesives offer excellent food safety properties
Laminated films and foils for flexible packaging need to meet demanding and very specific requirements. This is particularly true when they are being used for food or in medical applications.
A polymer used in food packaging applications – in either direct or indirect food contact – has to comply with various regulations depending on the region the flexible packaging laminate is used in, for example:
- Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011
- BfR Recommendation XXVIII (Cross-linked polyurethanes as adhesive layers for food packaging materials
- FDA Regulations in 21 CFR 175.105 (Adhesives) and 21 CFR 177.1390 (Laminate structures for use at temperatures of 250°F and above)
- Chinese Hygienic Standard GB 9685-2008
Our raw materials are manufactured in compliance with good manufacturing practice (GMP).
Upon request, we can provide you with a food contact use statement for suitable adhesive raw materials. Nevertheless, every adhesive manufacturer needs to make their own assessment of compliance for each particular adhesive formulation and provide a declaration of compliance to downstream users, i.e. converters and food manufacturers.