3rd February 2022: Ecol Studio is the first laboratory in Italy accredited for the technical standard UNI/TS 11788:2020.


Ecol Studio is the first laboratory in Italy accredited for the technical standard UNI/TS 11788:2020.

The method can be considered a tool for a preliminary assessment of food contact materials and objects (FCMs), with the aim in particular to verify the presence of organic compounds and the possible transfer of substances to food.


Chemicals’ migration risk in FCMs

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) N° 1935/2004 states that materials and articles, including active and intelligent materials and articles, shall be manufactured in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) so that, under normal or foreseeable conditions of use, they do not transfer their constituents to food in quantities which could:

(a) endanger human health; or

(b) bring about an unacceptable change in the composition of the food; or

(c) bring about a deterioration in the organoleptic characteristics thereof.

Regulation (EC) N° 2023/2006 on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) states that the materials and articles listed in Annex I to Regulation (EC) N° 1935/2004 and combinations of those materials and articles or recycled materials and articles used in those materials and articles should be manufactured in compliance with general and detailed rules on good manufacturing practice (GMP).


Printing inks and set-off risk

Furthermore, " Printing inks applied to the non food-contact side of materials and articles shall be formulated and/or applied in such a manner that substances from the printed surface are not transferred to the food-contact side".

The set-off occurs when FCMs on which printing inks have been applied are stacked on top of each other or when they are on reels. Under these conditions, the inks can transfer to the side of the article intended for contact with food and, therefore, migrate to the food, representing a risk to the health of consumers.


What does the UNI/TS 11788:2020 apply to?

The technical standard UNI/TS 11788:2020 is an efficient tool for evaluate the finished product, the production process and the set-off in order to ensure that any substances present on the printed surface is not transferred to the side in contact with foodstuffs.

The method shall be applicable for flexible packaging, paper and board packaging and rigid plastic packaging.



Ecol Studio

Ecol Studio is a company of Lifeanalytics Group specialising in laboratory analysis, consulting and training.

It successfully operates in the fields of product quality, environmental analysis and occupational safety with distinctive skills in services and markets, offering innovative, customised products and punctual solutions with high added value. Since 1982 Ecol Studio has been a strategic partner for companies and supports the growth of its customers in policy implementation aimed at sustainable development.

Ecol Studio is an international point of reference for food contact materials in paper and board and other materials.



For more information:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lucca, December 2018

Press Release

S1AMO Ecol Studio: One organization, lots of novelties!

Ecol Studio is pleased to officially announce the successful conclusion of the merger operations that have allowed incorporating the two Italian companies purchased in the course of the last two years – ECOL STUDIO TPU S.r.l. and ECOL STUDIO FEA S.r.l. – into ECOL STUDIO S.p.A.

Continue reading



Lucca, September 2018


Press release


Ecol Studio: an operational facility in Milan.

A further step along a growth path to strengthen the company’s position in Italy.


With a view towards strengthening its position on the Italian market, Ecol Studio has set up a new facility in Milan.


The new office, located in Lissone, will be headed by Gabriele Cattaneo, experienced consultant in occupational health & safety.


Operational throughout the region of Lombardy and not only, the facility will mainly be involved in implementing innovative projects and consultancy and training activities in collaboration with the team of experts at the Lucca headquarters. Additionally, the Milanese team will support the central laboratory in all sample analysis activities.


Ecol Studio is an Italian company specialised in laboratory tests, consultancy and training that has been successfully involved in the fields of product quality, the environment and occupational safety for over 36 years through its different operational facilities in Italy: Lucca, Padua, Ravenna, Udine, Turin and now also Milan that was once the company’s registered office.


The new facility serves to strengthen Ecol Studio’s position and the brand’s presence in the territory. Additionally, being closer to our major customers in the northwest area of the country testifies to the company’s intention to focus on their needs and, thanks to our stable presence nearby, to meet their demands even more effectively.


“This new opening will allow Ecol Studio to be even closer to its customers and to answer even more accurately and promptly to companies’ needs, confirming itself to be an efficient partner,” states Claudio Fornari, CEO of Ecol Studio S.p.A.


Gabriele Cattaneo, Manager of the new Milan office, will mainly handle consulting, offering customers the distinctive services that characterize Ecol Studio in the different realms: occupational health & safety, environment and product quality. And with him, a team of experts will follow customers by proposing the many innovative services and added value initiatives available from Ecol Studio.


“The new office is a further step forward in the path to growth that our company – among the leaders on the Italian market – is pursuing with great strides in Europe, too. It further underscores Ecol Studio as one of the most structured companies in the field,” proudly concludes Claudio Fornari.

The inauguration will take place in the course of the coming weeks to officially present the team and the many projects in progress. If you would like to receive an invitation, please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Ecol Studio will attend MIAC 2017 to illustrate the specific services for the paper industry 

Ecol Studio, specialised in laboratory analyses, consultancy and training, for thirty-five years an international reference point for the world of paper, offers innovative solutions and reliable tests to manufacture products and implement processes compliant with the increasingly complex standards required, in line with current norms in force.

The specific competences and long-standing experience in the field of paper and cardboard characterise Ecol Studio and orient its way of doing research and development. Daily in contact with this market, the company is capable of anticipating events, having a wider vision of legislative trends in this particular field, perceiving facilities’ most concrete daily needs and consequently proposing distinctive, highly effective services for the entire production value chain.

The Lucca company with 8 sites in central Italy, supports its customers in the attainment of the desired, binding quality so that they are facilitated in answering the requests of their sphere of business and of the competent authorities, capable of consolidating their brand in relation to the stakeholders, bringing about improvements in terms of time, costs and effectiveness. Because the growth of every passes through corporate quality standards. 

So be ready and... with all your papers in order!
Ecol Studio Miac 2017 stand n. 76

Ecol Studio. Partnership for Leadership





Don't have an account yet? Register Now!

Sign in to your account