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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
  • Training: Training Agency accreditation
  • Corporate Responsibility: adoption of Leg. Decree 231/2001 organizational Model

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


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


  • 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

    • Manufacturers
    • Importers
    • Distributors
    • Retailers

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

    • Paper&Board
    • Plastics
    • Metals
    • Glass
    • Ceramics
    • Wood

    • Chemical
    • Microbiological
    • Sensory


Food Contact


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.
  • 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.


  • 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.

Other than Food Contact


  • 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).

  • Biodegradability: EN 13432:2002: Requirements for packaging.
    Laboratory qualified by TÜV Austria for the Ok Compost & Seedling certification, that guarantee as biodegradable in an industrial composting plant the food packaging included all its components, inks and additives, according to EN 13432 standard and the EU Packaging Directive 94/62/EEC.
  • Recyclability: UNI 11743:2019. Determination of parameters of recyclability of cellulose-based materials and products .


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