Ecol Studio

The ideal partner for the Paper & Board supply chain

Ecol Studio is one of the leading organisations specialising related testing, consulting and training for the paper and board sector in particular for FCMs (Food Contact Materials).

For over 36 years Ecol Studio has been working with the paper industry, serving more than 200 clients across Europe. Thanks to the in-depth knowledge of the entire paper supply chain, our expert technical staff are able to propose specific solutions adding to product value in line with the needs of business operators.

The competence of Ecol Studio staff ensures access to up to date knowledge of current and proposed regulations, bringing the competitive advantage of knowing the changes underway to protect brand identity and to encourage sustainable business growth.

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IN THE UK AND SWEDEN

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UK: +44 (0)208 80 90 08 07
Sweden: +46 (0)702 89 08 41

Specific Services

Services

Board

Paper

Tissue

ECOLABEL SPECIFIC ASSISTANCE
Testing and technical support according to the “Guidelines for Evaluating Sanitary Papers” (The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment - BfR).

SANITARY PAPERS SPECIFIC ASSISTANCE
Laboratory accredited for all the tests for the award of the EU Ecolabel for tissue paper products. Specific assistance and support in the field of eco-labels.

FCMs TESTING
Assessment for food and skin contact according to international regulations, standards and legislation as adopted by the different European Member States.

RISK ASSESSMENT
A toxicological microbiological and organdeping riski assessment pursuant to Article 3 of Reg. (EC) No 1935/2004 for FCMs according to European and/or international standards.

NON INTENTIONALLY ADDED SUBSTANCES (NIAS)
Screening and identification of NIAS to evaluate the safety of Food Contact Materials.

TRAINING SERVICES
Specific assistance and training from our experts. Ecol Studio can work with you to bring custom training solutions that meet your specific needs and deliver expertise right to your doorstep.

SPECIFIC CONSULTANCY FOR THE FCMs SECTOR
FCMs Audit and GMP analysis to verify compliance with Reg. (EC) No 1935/2004: Implementation and maintenance of the GMP system;
Voluntary product certifications (BRC, IFS, etc.);
Support in the preparation of qualification and verification;
Audit from the large retail organization;
Consultancy for analytical plans and resource optimization; FCMs Audit and GMP gap analysis to assess compliance with regulation (CE) n. 2023/2006 and other.

REGULATORY SERVICES
Ecol Studio’s PaperNewsPaper provides an in-depth review of the latest European/Individual Member States Legislation in the field of P&B (paper and board) with a special focus to FCMs.

PaperNewsPaper is a focus on European Legislation for the paper industry.
A specific regulatory update on FCMs (Food Contact Materials).

PaperNewsPaper is a user-friendly tool providing fundamental information for your business in clear, simple and useful fashion.
A continuous and a constant in-depth service about European legislation with a special focus on paper and cardboard in contact with food (FCM).

By daily monitoring all the most authoritative sources, PaperNewsPaper contributes to improving your knowledge about the technical and regulatory requirements that your products must comply with. A great way to protect your brands and keep your consumers’ trust, preventing unpleasant issues.

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The Ecol Studio labs

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.

OUR LABORATORIES OFFER HIGHLY SPECIALISED SERVICES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

PAPER

Chemical and microbiological analyses in compliance with Italian and member state regulations on safety and conformity for paper products produced and marketed in Italy and abroad, for all types of industry and for large-scale distribution. In-depth and specific know-how on paper and cardboard articles and on the relative production processes of which peculiarities and criticalities are known. Our technicians are members of UNI's technical committee "CARTA", are present in ASSOCARTA and have chaired several ECOLABEL technical committees in the EU.

FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS (FCMs)

Specific tests to assess and investigate possible packaging-food interactions, including the production stage (food machinery). Highly-trained technicians, many of whom are members of the National Professional Association AIBO - Food Contact Expert, carry out the tests according to mandatory regulations. Special attention to the Risk Assessment based on the real conditions of use of the product, the technology of materials and information from industry categories and the international warning system.

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