Expanded accreditation for product safety and lignin analyses

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Innventia now offers accredited analysis of primary aromatic amines in food contact materials, and of lignin content in pulp.

Some substances in the group of primary aromatic amines (PAAs) are carcinogenic. PAAs are utilized in the production of azo pigments that may be used for printing of food contact materials (FCM).

These substances are regulated in many countries, for example in the EU regulation (EU) 10/2011 for plastic materials. Innventia now offers accredited analysis of these substances.

“It means, among other things, that results are internationally comparable, and ensures that analyses meet the performance requirements specified in various regulations”, explains Kai-Yee Thim, who is working with product safety of FCM.

The scope of the accreditation is now also being extended with a chemical pulp analysis which will have great impact on the introduction of lignin products. Innventia has a long tradition of chemical pulp analyses, and one of the most common analyses involves determining the lignin content.

“To the best of my knowledge, we’re the first in the world to offer an accredited lignin analysis. It means that we are now delighted to be able to offer our customers even more useful and reliable analyses,” says Fredrik Aldaeus, quality manager for Innventia’s chemical analyses.

As well as creating added value for commissioned research customers, accredited analyses will also be used within Innventia’s own research.

“This strengthens our position within both cellulose research and the development of safer food packaging,” says Anna Jacobs, research manager of the Chemical and material analysis group.