EFSA evaluates 3 PET recycling processes

EFSA considers PET made from recycling processes ‘Coexpan Montonate,’ ‘4PET,’ and ‘Plastienvase’ safe for use in food contact articles under certain conditions

Workshop on recycling PET thermoforms

Petcore Europe holds workshop on latest developments in recycling of PET thermoforms on September 19, 2017 in Brussels; webinar available

EFSA evaluates ‘EREMA’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘EREMA Recycling (MPR, Basic and Advanced technologies)’ safe for use in food contact articles under certain conditions

EFSA evaluates ‘Alimpet’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘Alimpet’ safe for use in food trays and containers intended for contact with all types of foodstuffs, except packaged water

PEF industry project funded by EU

EU-industry partnership grants funding to industry consortium working on the advancement and commercial availability of PEF, a bio-based alternative packaging material to PET

EFSA assesses new PET recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘Coexpan Deutschland’ safe for use in food trays and containers; recycled PET articles not to be used for packaging water

Industry approves recyclability of PEF

European PET Bottle Platform grants interim approval for recyclability of PEF, a bio-based alternative packaging material to PET, in the European market

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 17th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online

Modeling migration of oligomers from PET

Scientists derive diffusion coefficients for PET oligomers under swelling conditions; compare predictions by Piringer and Welle migration models

EU plastic converters discuss risk assessment of FCMs

Food Contact Plastics Seminar highlights NIAS, printing inks, provides regulatory updates