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Paper & board for food contact: Product trends & new regulations in Germany and Europe - What impact will these have in the future?

On 02 and 03 March, the PTS conference "Paper & Board for Food Contact" will provide an overview of new regulations and trends for fibre-based food packaging with an interesting programme, recognised experts and speakers.

The conference will start with a keynote on current trends in fibre-based food packaging by pacoon and its managing directors Peter Désilets and Volker Muche. Based on current trends, the first session "Regulatory Trends" will provide answers and an overview of new regulations.

The German Printing Ink Regulation was finally adopted at the end of 2021. What impact will this have on paper & board food contact materials in the future? This topic is one of many that Katharina Adler from the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and Matthias Henker, representing the European Printing Ink Association EUPIA, will present.

Will the Council of Europe Resolution on Paper and Board (2021) close the gap of the missing EU legislation? Christa Hametner from AGES, the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety GmbH will give a detailed overview.

What influence do the European Single-Use Plastics Directive and the German regulations have on the development of paper and board products? Regulatory background and challenges will be presented by Nina Tavakkoli from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), while Martina Lindner and Frank Welle (Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV) will talk about applications of (bio-based) barriers for food packaging in the session "Converting".

In addition to Germany, the conference also wants to observe other countries and the functioning of existing FCM regulations. Insights into the French FCM legislation for paper and board will be presented by Mathieux Schelcher, Centre Technique du Papier (CTP).

Microplastics, chloropropanols, adhesives, biocides - which substances do we have to deal with? These topics will be addressed in the session "Substances and Analytics" by Dieter Fischer (Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden e. V.), Robin Korte (Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe CVUA-MEL), Martin Lommatzsch (Labor Lommatzsch/Säger), FEICA - The Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry and Dominik Stumm, Wöllner.

In the session "Microbiology Topics", the speakers will focus on viruses and bacteria. Justus Hermannsdörfer (Nanoinitiative Bayern GmbH) will talk about antimicrobial and antiviral surfaces and their relevance for FCM, while Elisa Mayrhofer (OFI Technologie & Innovation GmbH) will know how to make bacteria useful for bioassays.

In addition to the speakers and experts mentioned above, other interesting topics and speakers can be found in the conference programme. The PTS team is looking forward to an international audience and repeats the successful combination of English as the conference language and the implementation as an online event. The event is aimed at participants who work as R&D managers, production managers, QM officers, regulatory affairs managers, buyers, sales representatives or engineers.

On the day before the conference, PTS offers the workshop " Introduction to compliance work and quality assurance for paper and board in contact with food (FCM)" (01 March 2022), which provides the basic know-how for the daily work with food compliance. In individual and group exercises, participants will learn how to calculate worst-case migration into food based on analytical results and prepare the necessary analytical scope of testing for a food safety declaration.

Brief information:

- Date: 02 & 03 March 2022
- Type: Online conference
- Event language: English
- Web: www.ptspaper.de/veranstaltungen


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