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Capability Statement
Product Safety


Accreditations and Certifications

  • Testing Laboratory: ACCREDIA certificate of compliance with UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018
  • Quality: certification of compliance with UNI EN ISO 9001:2015
  • Environmental Policy: certification of compliance with UNI EN ISO 14001:2015
  • Environmental Efficiency: certification of compliance with EMAS Regulation UE 2017/1505
  • Workers’ Health and Safety: certification of compliance with OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Workers’ Health and Safety: certification of compliance with UNI EN ISO 45001:2018
  • Energy: certification of compliance with UNI EN ISO 50001:2011
  • Social Responsibility: certification of compliance with SA8000:2014
  • Training: Training Agency accreditation
  • Corporate Responsibility: adoption of Leg. Decree 231/2001 organizational Model

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OUR NETWORK FOR PRODUCT SAFETY

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Sponsorship CEPI - Confederation of European Paper Industries
  • Technical partner of ASSOCARTA and ATICELCA
  • Member of PITA - Paper Industry Technical Association of UK
  • Sponsorship in many events for the packaging and paper industry at European level

UNIVERSITIES

  • University of Udine - Italy
  • University of Pisa - SPIN PET material sciences
  • University of Ferrara - Cosmetology Center
  • University of Bangkok - Faculty of Agro-Industry





TECHINCAL WORKING GROUPS

  • Technical Commission UNI/CT 008 – Paper
  • European Technical Committees (CEN) TC 172/WG3 – Analytical methods for the assesment of P&B in contact with foodstuffs
  • CEN/TC 172/WG2: Paper and board for recycling
  • ISO TC6: Paper, board and pulps
  • ECOLABEL for paper or tissue products
  • FEDERCHIMICA – Italian Federation of the Chemical Industry – FCMs Working Group
  • Italian Institute of Packaging (cosmetics, NIAS, etc.)
  • FREP – Food contact Regulatory Expert Panel, for plastics

OUR SERVICES

TESTING

Ecol Studio's laboratories are equipped with advanced instrumentation and innovative technologies. Thanks to specialised professionals, we are able to ensure efficiency in a short time and meet the different needs of our customers.

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CONSULTANCY

Specific consulting is based on distinctive, qualified skills. Sector specialisation and mastery of our customers’ reference market allow us to create high value-added services. This is the result of our deep knowledge of legislation along with continuous updating by our experts on the procedures, directives and good workmanship standards in their relevant areas of application.

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TRAINING

We believe that training is a strategic tool for providing ongoing improvement and supporting the growth of companies. We plan and deliver innovation projects for companies by developing their own resources. Raising awareness in the professional role covered and spreading a culture of sustainability are part of our strengths.

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  • CUSTOMERS

    • Manufacturers
    • Importers
    • Distributors
    • Retailers
  • PRODUCTS

    • Food contact materials and articles
    • Food processing equipment and machinery
    • Ram materials, packaging and containers, kitchenware and tableware
    • Products for contact with body/skin
  • TYPE OF MATERIALS

    • Paper&Board
    • Plastics
    • Metals
    • Glass
    • Ceramics
    • Wood
  • TYPE OF TESTS

    • Chemical
    • Microbiological
    • Sensory

CAPABILITY STATEMENT
PRODUCT SAFETY

Capability Statement
Food Contact

TESTING

Europe - National specific measures:

  • Germany - BfR Recommendations XXXVI, XXXVI/1, XXXVI/2 and XXXVI/3 (Preamble, Raw materials, Production aids, Special Paper refining agents, Preconditions for the use of recycled fibres);
  • Italy - D.M. 21/03/1973 as subsequently amended and supplemented: Purity and Composition requirements;
  • France - Décret n° 2007-766 and Fiche MCDA n°4 (V02 – 01/01/2019) Aptitude au contact alimentaire des matériaux organiques à base de fibres végétales destinés à entrer en contact avec des denrées alimentaires.
Non-Europe:
  • China - GB 4806.8—2016 National Food Safety Standard. Papers, Paperboard Materials and its Articles for Food Contact and other relevant standards;
  • U.S. - Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Code of Federal Legislation (CFR) - 21 CFR 176 and other relevant parts.
Groups of tests:

Microbiological tests:

  • Enumeration of bacteria and bacterial spores;
  • Yeasts and moulds;
  • Pathogens (es: Salmonella spp., Staphylococci coagulase positive, Clostridia – spores and vegetative forms).

Screening tests - NIAS:

  • Head Space GC-MS screening tests (semiquantitative);
  • SPME GC-MS screening (semiquantitative);
  • GC-MS screening tests after solvent extraction (semiquantitative);
  • GC-MS screening tests after contract with MPPO;
  • Metals;
  • Set-Off studies.

Sensory tests:

  • Odour;
  • Off-flavour.

Determination of MOSH and MOAH:

  • Total content and migration.

Specific substances:

  • Phthalates;
  • Bisphenol A (BPA);
  • Photoinitiators;
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH);
  • Primary Aromatic Amines (PAA);
  • Fluorinated compounds;
  • Solvents;
  • Biocides;
  • Phenol compounds and other substances related to raw materials (inks, adhesives, coatings).

Other services:

  • Analytical methods design&development;
  • Migration testing, worst case calculations, modelling, screening tests.





CONSULTANCY & TRAINING

  • Food contact regulatory services;
  • Consultancy on Reg. (CE) n° 2023/2006 Good Manufacturing Practice - GMP:
    • GAP Analysis;
    • Implementation and maintenance of the GMP system;
    • Supply chain auditing and internal auditing;
    • Support in issuing relevant Declaration of Compliance;
    • Risk Assessment and Management;
    • Training;
  • Implementation, maintenance and auditing of voluntary product quality certifications (such as BRC, IFS);
  • UPDATING SERVICES: In-depth review of the latest European and national legislation for Paper & Board and Plastics;
  • TRAINING: On technical and regulatory topics.





Capability Statement
Other than Food Contact

TESTING

  • Guidelines for Evaluating Sanitary Papers: Tissue paper, wich come in direct contact with the human body;
  • Patch tests: Evaluation of skin reaction;
  • Safety of toys:
    • DIRECTIVE 2009/48/CE of 18th June 2009 on the safety of toys;
    • EN 71-3. Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration of certain elements;
    • EN 71-9. Safety of toys – Part 9: Organic chemical compounds. Requirements.
  • Determination of the substances of very high concern (SVHC): Reach Regulation;
  • ECOLABEL: Commission Decision (UE) 2019/70 of 11th January 2019 establishing the EU Ecolabel cri¬teria for graphic paper and the EU Ecolabel criteria for tissue paper and tissue products;
  • Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste and D.Lgs. 152/06 as amended: Determination of metals content (Chromium, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury).
Sustainability:

  • Biodegradability: EN 1342: Packaging – Requirements for packaging;
  • Recyclability: UNI 11743:2019. Determination of parameters of recyclability of cellulose-based materials and products (NEW).





CONSULTANCY & TRAINING

  • ECOLABEL: Implementation, maintenance and auditing;
  • Sustainability: Biodegradability and Recyclability.

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