Henkel is committed to support the food and packaging industry with food safe adhesive solutions and expertise. Therefore, we have established a series of technical white papers on various food safe related topics such as risk assessments, migration or chemicals under discussion.

Download your white paper of interest via the form below and benefit from the knowledge of our Henkel experts.

How to Determine Safety of a Food Contact Adhesive

For non-approved substances, degradation by-products, reaction products and impurities, Henkel’s toxicology group conducts individual risk assessments.


Risk Assessment of NIAS in Food Contact Adhesives

NIAS are non-intentionally added substances, which have to be identified and quantified by analytical assessment.


Migration and Migration Testing

Henkel’s analytical department has established a wide range of standardized migration tests in order to determine if food packaging is food safe.


Cold Seal Coatings – Handling and Conversion Guideline

To run an efficient conversion, ensure that the structure of the final packaging material is well understood.


Cyclic Esters as NIAS in Adhesives and Coatings

Polyester based materials unavoidably contain cyclic ester byproducts as NIAS. Their migration behavior needs to be risk assessed.


Primary Aromatic Amines

Aromatic amine migration is one of the most important aspects related to the safe use of polyurethane laminating adhesives.


Henkel’s Food Contact Statement (Europe)

Henkel’s food contact statements refer to the main European legislation valid for food contact adhesives.


Mineral Oil Components in Food Packaging Adhesives

There are two fractions of mineral oil, the mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and the mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH).


Plasticizers in Food Contact Material and Adhesives (Europe)

Adhesives could contain internal or external plasticizers. Internal plasticizers are chemically bonded. External plasticizers are small molecules with a high migration potential.


How Demographic Changes Impact the Packaging Design

An aging population needs packaging solutions that are easy to open and adhesives play an important role in the functional design of a packaging.


Ways to Improve Food Safety

The most efficient way to improve food safety is to minimize migration, e.g. by optimizing the amount of the applied adhesive or incorporate a suitable barrier in the packaging material.


Food Contact Legislation (Europe)

According to the European Food Regulation, food packaging has to ensure that the packaged foodstuff remains safe until it is consumed.


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