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    What are plastics and rubbers?

    2021-03-08
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    Plastics and rubber materials are both made from the same families of polymers. The polymers are mixed with a complex blend of materials known as additives. Rubbers are elastomers, these are polymers with an elastic property. This elasticity differentiates rubbers from plastics

    The Möbius loop

    2021-02-24
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    Article 8 of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EC defines the marking and identification of packaging materials. The identification of the nature of the packaging material facilitates collection, reuse, recovery and recycling of packaging.

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    Bamboo and Food Contact Materials (FCM)

    2021-07-22
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    Do not use bamboo in plastic FCM's. The popularity of bamboo in products that have contact with food is rising. Products sold as ‘natural’ bamboo may in reality be a combination of bamboo and melamine, a plastic.

    Adhesives and Food Contact Materials (FCM)

    2021-07-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    Food contact adhesives or glues, are used to assemble two or more parts, surfaces of Food Contact Materials (FCM) together such as e.g. solid wood, solid bamboo, paper and board, cork etc.

    Guidance on FCM test conditions

    2021-06-28
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    How do laboratories decide on conditions for Food Contact Materials (FCM) migration tests?

    PLConsultancy

    2021-06-08
    ProductIP
    Beginner

    PLConsultancy advises medium-sized and large companies with a focus on the areas of product safety, product liability, recall management and the establishment of quality assurance within the company. Mainly in the international trade of non-food products.

    AMZPRO

    2021-06-08
    ProductIP
    Beginner

    The all in one solution for amazon fba business! With your big expert knowledge for years in this sectorAMZPro is on your side: From the individual product research to the production.

    Trinasco

    2021-06-08
    ProductIP
    Beginner

    Trinasco GmbH is an owner-operated management consultancy from Germany with a focus on product compliance.

    Smart chemical testing plan for metals & alloys

    2021-06-04
    ProductIP
    Expert

    How to make a smart, reasonable cost effective testing plan for chemical safety for non-food consumer products? Or how to avoid unnecessary costs on chemical analysis?

    Online sellers and VAT

    2021-06-01
    ProductIP
    Beginner

    Monitoring changes in VAT regulation is outside the scope of ProductIP. The EU has a website with relevant information for online sellers and fulfilment service providers and other organisations facilitating online sales. 

    Reorder expire date

    2021-05-31
    ProductIP
    Beginner

    The “Reorder expire date” is an important date which you should monitor for your planned reorders.

    Test plan for polymeric Food Contact Materials

    2021-05-28
    ProductIP
    Expert

    What kind of laboratory analysis respectively tests are required for plastic, rubber or silicone Food Contact Materials (FCM) and articles?