Every day at Protective Packaging we get requests for a confirmation that one of our aluminium foil laminates conforms to a particular industrial or National Defence Standard and if so, to which class(e) and type. Now, as there are not that many of these Standards, it is not a big problem to keep pace with progress.
When we get to the European Standards, however, that is a different story. There are many of them, dealing with a wide number of issues, particularly if the item is to be stored in contact with food, e.g.:-
Its heavy metal content,
Any additives sourced from animals (BSE/TSE),
Migration tests for specific foodstuffs,
Presence of specific chemicals e.g. phthalates, specific flames retardants, bisphenol A, and so on.
Some foils have to be ‘nut free’ or have not to contain certain components that will react adversely when used to support nuclear components.
Then we have the European pharmacopoeia, which deals with, amongst many issues, containers for pharmaceutical preparations. This edict is legally binding and many of our pharmaceutical customers and online pharmacy canada want to be assured that our foils are not going to have any adverse affects on their products.
Then, we have the all-encompassing declarations such as REACH, which asks suppliers of all types of chemical compounds and mixtures to declare any hazard.
Finally the European Agencies’ are constantly required to revise their original Standards in line with technological and industrial advances. Then the original standards and revisions procreate at a frightening rate.
However, none of these issues need concern you – the Protective Packaging Limited customer. We are constantly on the look-out for anything new so that it can be reflected as necessary in our technical data sheets and declarations. Our information is always up to date to ensure that we can provide the necessary assurances that your product, which you have made with the utmost of dedication, will not be contaminated by the packaging.