Food Contact Materials

Our member companies supply pigments, fillers and mixtures (masterbatches, colour and additive preparations) for uses in commodities from various materials, e.g. plastics or ceramics or printing inks for printing onto materials and articles in food contact.

The requirements are already high for food contact materials and articles. The following graph gives an overview of the legislations in place.

vdmi Lebensmittelkontaktmaterialien/ Bedarfsgegenstände/The European Commission has announced a further tightening of several existing legal provisions, e.g. in the ceramics sector. Furthermore, the forthcoming regulation on printing inks for food packaging use is currently under discussion at national level in Germany.